Athlone River Festival
The hugely popular Athlone River Festival returns on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September for an action-packed family weekend of fun both on and off the water. An ideal way for water sport enthusiasts to say goodbye to the summer in style. Celebrating both the rich history and culture of Athlone’s medieval town and its unique connection to the River Shannon which has been a source of fun and opportunity for locals for centuries. Organising committee member and volunteer with Lough Ree RNLI, Damien Delaney, said: “Here in Athlone we are surrounded by some of Ireland’s most stunning waterways. Athlone River Festival is a chance for everyone in the area to come together and enjoy a fun-filled weekend celebrating the fantastic natural amenity on our doorstep.