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Getting Here

Ireland is easily accessible by both air and sea. Two of Ireland’s primary, Airports Dublin and Shannon are within easy access of Athlone.

Dublin Airport

Dublin is easily accessible by direct flight from the UK, Europe and the USA. There are more than 36 scheduled airlines flying into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations. For more information please visit


Shannon Airport

Shannon is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the USA and Canada. Shannon Airport serves 6 UK, 17 Continental European and 5 international destinations. For more information please visit

Ireland West Airport

The Airport serves more than 20 scheduled and charter destinations across Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond. Ireland West Airport Knock is recognised as the preferred airport of choice within its catchment region because of the competitiveness, choice and value the Airport offers.

For more information please visit


Access to Athlone by Bus, Train and Car

Transport for Ireland provides real-time information on public transport across Ireland. It includes a journey planner to enable pre-planning.

By Bus: Bus Eireann has a coach service from Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport to Athlone. Visit for more information. From Dublin Airport, Citylink offer comfortably hourly services – see

By Rail: Irish Rail is Ireland’s national train company and serves a direct train to Athlone from Dublin City and a changeover train from Limerick to Athlone. Please visit for more information. Both airports have buses that travel to the Train Stations.

By Car: Both Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport have onsite facilities for car rental. The journey to Athlone by car from Dublin Airport to Athlone takes approx 1hr 23minutes and from Shannon Airport takes approx. 1hr 32 minutes on a motorway. Tolls apply (Cash and Cards accepted). Please visit and

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

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Colm O’Grady, Commerical Director
Conference Partners Ltd,
T: +353 1 296 7254

Further Information

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