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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day, it’s the one day of the year that everyone wants to be Irish! The St. Patrick’s Day Festival is always on the 17th of March every year no matter what day it falls on. Some celebrate the festival over a few days and the run up to the main event can be a great excuse to embrace all things Irish. Why not sample the best pint of  “black stuff” (Ireland’s most famous export Guinness) in Ireland’s oldest Bar, Sean’s Bar!


There are some really famous international landmarks that turn green for St. Patrick’s Day from the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, Niagara Falls, the Great Wall of China to the Chicago River but there’s nothing quite like celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Ireland!




This year the Croí na hÉireann Festival takes place from March 16th to March 20th inclusive. This five day festival will be hosting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which is expected to draw large attendance and create an atmosphere not witnessed along the streets of Athlone in three years. There’s a range of events taking place over the long weekend including an American football match, a ceilí mór, a trout fishing competition, an art exhibition, a scavenger hunt for kids, historical walks and the showpiece attraction and the traditional St. Patrick’s Parade which is taking place on Sunday 20th March.


With more activities to be confirmed in due course, the Croí na hÉireann festival is perfect for the whole family. “This will be the first festival to be hosted in Athlone since the easing of public health restrictions. Our community needs a lift and we hope to provide this for them. The parade, on March 20, will be the finale of the festival and a spectacle of amazing floats, marching bands and community groups is guaranteed” Cllr Frankie Keena states.




Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day this year in style at the Athlone Springs Hotel, enjoy a few drinks in our beautifully and newly renovated Cedar Bar. Wine and dine in comfort in Cedar Brasserie & Bistro with a three course meal. Make full use of our extensive leisure facilities while you are in house, enjoy our 20m indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spacious jacuzzi at Zen Fitness & Leisure Club.


There will be live music performed in the bar over the course of St. Patrick’s weekend – Thursday 17th Eanna Maloney, Friday 18th Colin Fahy & Saturday 19th Adrian Hiney. There will be ‘Traditional Irish Stew’ as well as ‘Bacon and Cabbage’ added to our evening menu, freshly prepared by our Head Chef Martin for the duration of the weekend. The atmosphere will be mighty in the bar on ‘Super Saturday’ 19th as Ireland goes head to head with Scotland in the Six Nations! A great weekend not to be missed!


There has always been an exciting line up of events for St. Patrick’s Day in Athlone. During your stay with us, take a walk along the River Shannon through the heart of the charming town with Athlone Castle in the background. Athlone is a vibrant town in the heart of the Midlands, visit and experience it for yourself and there is no better time over the bank holiday for St. Patrick’s Day.



Located just off the M6, we are easy accessible from the North, East, South and West of Ireland. We are located off Exit 13 on the M6 Motorway coming from either Galway or Dublin. Click here to see our directions, or key in our Eircode: N37 N9T3



  • Easily accessible
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  • Fabulous Food & New Bar Menu
  • Bright and spacious Bedrooms
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  • Leisure facilities including a 20m indoor swimming pool
  • Netflix available on all Smart TV’s


The Athlone Springs Hotel & Leisure Club is one of the best hotels for St Patrick’s Day in Athlone, we know how to make the most of the St Patrick’s Day festivities and we are sure you will enjoy our offers and experiences as much as we do.


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