There' s something for everyone in Athlone this summer… whether you're a sporting or music enthusiast or just want to have some fun with family and friends, Athlone's the place to be!
Checkout all our main events below and visit athlone.ie for our comprehensive events guide or if you prefer sign up to our news feeds for customised alerts!
European Triathlon Championships 2010
Thurs 1st to Sun 4th July
This year the Waterways Ireland triAthlone will incorporate the European Triathlon Championships.
Over the course of the weekend over 5000 athletes from around Ireland and Europe will compete in over 12 different triathlon events.
- Thurs 1st July: European Championships Team Relay
- Sat 3rd July:Waterways Ireland triAthlone, Sprint and Try a Tri (AM) European Championships Agegroup Sprint, Olympic & ParaTri (PM).
- Sun 4th July:European Championships Junior Elite Men and Women (AM). European Championships Elite Men and Women (PM).
Visit www.triathlone.com for event schedule and latest news.
Sat 24th to Fri 30th July
The Euro-Festival brings 15 different European Countries to Athlone for a festival of sports, music, cultural performances, cookery demonstrations and tastings, street theatre, photography and painting competitions. As well as being entertained for the week by our European friends the festival programme is packed with free events and fringe entertainment every day and night for all ages and interests.
The festival opens with a Grand Colourful Parade on Sun 25th July featuring all the participating nations, Irish Marching Bands and Street Theatre and the festival finale on Fri 30th July is a spectacular fireworks display.
There is a diverse musical lineup from Delorentos to Mike Denver, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Blue Moose, The Fabulous Bonker Boys, Ragus and Keith McDonald & The Showband Show playing free outdoor concerts each night.
You'll find the full programme of activities on www.eurofestival.ie
Euro-festival is hosted by Athlone Town Council.
Athlone Music Festival
Sat 31st July and Sun 1st Aug
Athlone Music Festival is to be held at the at the Athlone Town Football Stadium on Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1. Tickets are a very reasonable 50 euro for a 2 day pass and 35 euro for a 1 Day Pass.
The Line up for Saturday 31st July 2010 includes: Sharon Shannon and the Big Band, Featuring Imelda May and Mundy,The Heathers, Mad Dog Mcrea and lots more…
The Line Up for Sunday 1st August 2010 includes: The Hazel O'Connor & Subterraneans, featuring Clare Hurst; Undertones – Big Generator; Renegades of Funk and lots more…
See www.athlonemusicfestival.com for more info and the full lineup.
Other Upcoming Events
- Walderstown Road Race, the "Race of the South" takes place on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2010. Visit www.foremcrc.com for more details.
- Nuts About Charity is an Annual Fancy Dress Cycle in aid of 5 Athlone charities. It takes place on Sun 11th July.
- Inland Waterways Association of Ireland 50th Shannon Boat Rally takes place from Fri 23rd July to Sun 31st August.
- Go along and have a fun day out at a race meeting in Kilbeggan and Roscommon Racecourses.
Visit athlone.ie for full details