in Athlone


‘On the Hill of Uisneach and in Athlone Castle, where East meets West, the High Kings of Ireland assembled to make laws, decisions and plans. Continue the tradition by holding your next conference or event in Athlone.’

With a combined capacity for up to 10 000 delegates, premium accommodation, high-speed broadband and a spread of international dining options – Athlone hotels and venues are the perfect place for your next conference, meeting or event, whatever its size.

Bringing People Together

As the central heart of Ireland, Athlone has through the ages been a meeting place – an assembly point of Irish dynasties and a Royal stronghold during Anglo-Norman times. Geographically, ours is a town where east meets west, and where the mighty Shannon River blends into Lough Ree.

Today, as a convenient, central location, Athlone embraces new kinds of meetings and connections – where business leaders, captains of industry and decision-makers come to gather, share and grow. There are so many reasons for making Athlone the home of your next business conference…

Why should you meet in Athlone?

  • We’re Easy to Access – Athlone is just one hour from Dublin and even less from Galway. An excellent motorway network makes travelling here a pleasure, while there are 29 rail connections each day as well as 60 bus connections on 12 regional routes.
  • We Offer a Choice of Three International Airports – Fly conveniently into Dublin, Shannon or Ireland West Airport – all are within a 70-minute drive and there are hundreds of international connections each day.
  • World-Class Venues – Athlone has two international brand hotels, and many local and independent hotels to suit the needs of your conference. There’s a total of 1,000 hotel beds in Athlone, and over 1,500 in the region. You can rely on ample, flexible capacity, great incentives, excellent connectivity, audio visual expertise and good-value dining options.
  • All the Space – Athlone has venue and event space that can cater for up to 2,500 people under one roof.
  • Backed by the Best – Athlone is the destination of choice for up to 30 blue chip multinational companies in the engineering, med tech, biomedical, ICT, polymer and financial services sectors. 
  • Affordability – You’ll enjoy hotel rates that are up to 33% LESS than in Dublin – so your event budget will go so much further.
  • Financial Benefits – Conference at Athlone and you can take advantage of Ireland’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) Plan, with its valuable range of financial and practical supports.

Connect at the Heart of it All

Choose one of Athlone’s world-class conferencing venues for scenic surroundings steeped in rich history – the perfect backdrop for your next business event.