As a student, you’ll truly never be alone at Athlone, over 6,000 students call AIT their home away from home as do international students from over forty countries. Athlone is a top spot to visit if you really want to get to the heart of Ireland. Hudson Bay is certainly the place to bring your inner Brian Boru to life as you sail about the Shannon on a viking cruise.
There’s a farm at hand for any Ag-science fanatics or zoologists; you can swoon over the puppies or set your sights on more exotic mammals. Glendeer is also known to have a very friendly goat. After you get acquainted with Larry the Goat, historic events and battles are vividly brought to live through exhibitions at Athlone Castle. Any prestigious university chess teams can join in on a human sized challenge at the fortress. If you want something physically as well as mentally challenging then you need look no further than Hodson Bay. With UniTripper you can kart, shoot, zorb and channel Michael Schumacher in the Grand Prix. If you’re weary enough and want a replenishing break away from the books mid-semester, Athlone is also known for it’s spa breaks and getaways overlooking the utopian bay. Our customized and personal check out service allows group members to pick and choose the activities that they prefer.
In terms of nighttime quarters, what better place to rest your noggin after a busy day than some of the luxury accommodation that we offer like The Hodson Bay Hotel and Wineport Lodge. These dazzling resorts overlook Athlone’s famed, lake landscape.
But what about the night-time activities we hear you chime? Of course no student trip would be complete without a superb late night venue to continue your endeavors well into the witching hours. While there are any number of pubs in Ireland that claim fame to being Ireland’s oldest, Sean’s Bar in Athlone actually holds Guinness World Records Status as the oldest pub in Europe. After that amount of time perfecting the publican atmosphere, they’re sure to have it right. Sean’s Bar is just one of the many pubs, snugs or clubs whose door you’re sure to darken with the VIP access and deals that we provide throughout the town centre. We also offer a renowned Shannon booze cruise at our Athlone location. You know what they say, ‘what happens on the Shannon stays on the Shannon’. Hopefully you won’t be left with the gawks after all the hype.
There is a lofty list of locations scattered all throughout Ireland that we cater to. You could try Cork, Dublin, Waterford or Galway if that’s what your clique desires. To book a trip to Athlone now (to perhaps catch up with some AITers or see first hand why ‘the town’ has such a great reputation) you can book at the bottom of this page with no need to put down a deposit. You can prepare your itinerary and send out the invites straight away. We’re sure you’ll be Derryglad you did.
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