Athleague, derived from the Irish “Ath Liag na Sioca”, nestles in a gentle S-curve on the River Suck and was an important crossing point of the river. Here one can begin a stage of the ‘Suck Valley Way’, a sixty-mile long-distance walk, which incorporates part of the famous O’Sullivan Beara trail. The 'Suck Valley Way' is marked with black posts on which are carved yellow arrows showing the direction, and feature the international Walking Man symbol above the arrow. Whenever the Way leaves or joins a tarmac road, you will see a brown fingerpost sign inscribed 'Suck Valley Way' with the Walking Man symbol.
The award-winning Suck Valley Visitor Centre & Riverside Cafe is located in Athleague, and provides information on local attractions in the area such as angling, cycling, walking; in September each year, a walking festival takes place in the area. Located a few miles outside the village is the Castlestrange Stone, a Neolithic Lé Tene stone. Marked with ancient carvings, it is the only such stone on public display in position, and one of only three in Ireland.