Make friends for life while enjoying the safe, affordable and diverse nightlife that Athlone has to offer. Lonely Planet describes Athlone as “one of Ireland’s most vibrant towns”. The town has a bustling pub scene, including the world-famous Sean’s Bar, which claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland. There are nightclubs, snug locals for a quiet drink with friends, bustling sports bars and restaurants of every description.

There are plenty of alternatives to the pub – the Students Union and the various clubs and societies can always be relied upon to supplement the already busy nightlife with special events, mixers, weekend events, festivals and more. Cinema, art exhibitions, river cruises and theatre also add hugely to the mix of fun and affordable social life enjoyed by AIT students from home and our international students.