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Women's Little Christmas in Athlone



This year Nollaig na Mban, Women’s Little Christmas falls on Friday January 6th. It’s one of Ireland’s biggest traditions and is observed on January 6th 2023 this year. On this day, women traditionally get a much needed and well deserved rest especially after catering for and looking after everyone over the festive season.


The twelfth and final day of Christmas, January 6th, was known in Ireland as Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas. As a reward for all their hard work over the Christmas season, it was a day off from all house work for women and traditional roles were supposed to be reversed in the home, men did the women’s work in the house while the women rested and gathered together.


Traditionally in Ireland, Women’s Little Christmas is the day on which all the Christmas decorations come down—not before or after—or else risk bad luck for the rest of the year! Interestingly when holly was the only decoration in Irish homes, it was taken down on this day and burnt.


This Women’s Little Christmas, get the girls and the gang back together and enjoy an elegant afternoon tea in Athlone this year. We are hosting a special Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea celebrating the end of the festive season. Join us for Women’s Little Christmas or Nollaig Na Mban as it is also known as on Friday January 6th 2023. All of our guests will be greeted with a glass of prosecco or a non-alcoholic drink before enjoying our homemade Afternoon Tea selection. Complete with delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and sweet treats all hand finished by our talented Head Chef Martin and his team. At just €28.50 per person, it’s the perfect way to catch-up with the girls.


Make this simple tradition memorable with an afternoon well spent at the Athlone Springs Hotel & Leisure Club over an enjoyable afternoon tea. Fancy making it an overnight stay, reax and unwind this Little Christmas and let the celebration continue with a lazy breakfast the next morning or why not treat yourself to breakfast in bed, the option is there! Kickstart your day with a dip in our 20m indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spacious jacuzzi, make sure you make full use of your complimentary access to our extensive leisure facilities at Zen Fitness & Leisure Club.


To find our more information call 090 644 4444 or  email info@athlonespringshotel.com

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