As mentioned earlier, Athlone is bang smack in the middle of Ireland. Trains run from Dublin to Galway, passing through Athlone. Intercity buses can drop you and the girls from any of the main cities in Ireland. And if the hens decide to travel by car, the main roads are sweet and easy.
Size means fun
Athlone is the perfect size for a hen. Not too big that you will lose anyone. Not so small that you will bump into the same bar man working in the local shop, pub and petrol station. Because it is just the right size it means there are brilliant restaurants, music venues and the sound flows from lots of the pubs so bring your singing voices. The oldest Pub in Ireland is hiding in one of the side streets. It’s worth a visit.
Athlone is quite the maritime town. River cruises are a must here so if you have someone that knows their “Bow from their Stern”, sailing term for “Arse from elbow”, then a river cruise will turn your Hen Party into a brilliant experience. Lessons are given to those only used to playing with plastic ducks in the bath.