Visitors Info

Athlone is a vibrant town in the heart of Ireland’s Midlands at the edge of Lough Ree.  Take a walk along the River Shannon through the heart of the charming town with Athlone Castle in the background. 

The IOC event centre is in Athlone at the Hodson Bay Hotel.

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Roscommon is a county of castles and ancient kings, of stately homes and spectacular landscapes, dotted with beautiful lakes. 

Lots of opportunity to explore Roscommon after the classic and relay events at the IOC.

Image: Courtesy Rathcroghan Visitor Centre 

Lively Maynooth with its 18th century university. 

Maynooth is a university town and is home to Maynooth University and St Patrick's College, a Roman Catholic seminary.  It is a thriving market town full of shops, restaurants, bars, and pubs. 

You will get to explore Maynooth as the IOC sprint event takes place in the town.

Image: Courtesy Failte Ireland