Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Welcome to Athlone!

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOGSPOT FOR THE 2013 ALL - IRELAND RALLY IN ATHLONE, IRELAND FROM MAY 15th - 17th.

BUT FIRSTLY, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO ABOUT ATHLONE AND THE IRISH MIDLANDS.

Look out for CLONMACNOIS - the 6th century Monastic City whose University sent scholars and missionaries to UK and many parts of Europe.


See also Glasson Championship Golf Course where the Rally Tournament will be played on Friday 17th.




At the end of this video there are six more videos about Ireland you can click on

Friday, March 1, 2013

Update: 1st March 2013

Dear Fellow Probus Member,

Have you heard the latest about

PROBUS WORLDWIDE RALLY, ATHLONE, 

IRELAND THIS MAY 15th - 17th?


We have added the following 

to this blog...


  • Rally Registration Form

  • List of Hotels/B&B's and prices

  • Booking Form for Golfers

  • Full three day Programme - Mayor's Reception, Concert, Rally Lunch, Outings, Golf -

  • Plus an Outing for Guests to nearby 6th century Clonmacnois Monastic City

  • ...and back by Viking Ship to Athlone via Lough Ree and River Shannon

  • and visit our 800 year old ATHLONE CASTLE at the Gateway to Connacht,

  • plus our newly refurbished LUAN ART GALLERY on the banks of the Shannon,

  • and the new INTERNATIONAL INDOOR ATHLETIC TRACK at the Athlone Institute of Technology

  • befitting Athlone's title of "EUROPEAN TOWN OF SPORT 2013".

Perhaps you, or some of your members, are toying with the idea of travelling to this part of the world at that time. Here is a golden opportunity to meet members of the extended Probus family.

On this blogspot, check out the videos of Athlone, The Midlands and the Rest of Ireland in the SECTION 'HEART OF IRELAND'.

Each year an All-Ireland Rally is held somewhere on our island, which attracts over 400 delegates and their guests. As this is The Year of the Gathering, we extend our invitation worldwide.

Be assured there will be a very warm welcome for you in Athlone!

Do you know there are six non-stop buses a day from Dublin Airport to Athlone via the M6 Motorway. Journey time: 80 minutes.

Slán

Fred Carney


Secretary, Athlone Probus.

Keep in touch with our Probus Rally Blogspot for latest info.
http://probusrally2013.blogspot.ie/

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Update - February 2013

LATEST ADDITION: Check out athloneapp for up to date information about Athlone and the Midlands.


LATEST UPDATE: Overseas Members can now access -
  • RALLY 2013 Booking Form
  • Golf Day Booking Form
  • List of Hotels/Guesthouses with special rates for Probus.




PROBUS ALL-IRELAND RALLY 2013

Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May


ATHLONE, IRELAND


Athlone, on the banks of the River Shannon and Lough Ree, is the Capital of the Irish Midlands.  It is situated  between Dublin and Galway and is well-served by the M6 Motorway and direct train link. There is a non-stop bus connection from Dublin Airport to Athlone (90 minutes).

Check out www.athlone.ie and the video in our section 'Heart of Ireland'.


The Midlands are renowned for heritage sites, fishing, boating, golfing with fine hotels, restaurants and pubs.


Athlone boasts 



  • an 800 year old ATHLONE CASTLE recently refurbished, at the Gateway to Connacht;

  • a newly opened LUAN ART CENTRE at the site of the old Fr Matthew Hall.

  • It was here that Athlone's famous son John Count McCormack sang and Roscommon-born Mr Percy French also performed;

  • an Athletic Stadium of International Standard at the Athlone Institute of Technology, befitting Athlone's title of . . .                  "European Town of Sport 2013".

The world famous 6th century Monastic City of Clonmacnois is only 12 miles away.
When Pope John Paul II visited Clonmacnois in 1979, he said it was his favourite spot in Ireland.

The Athlone area boasts eight top class hotels. Details and prices are given separately below.


See BOOKING AND CONTACT DETAILS for attached list of hotel and guesthouse accommodation at special rates for Probus Members and Guests.


A BOOKING FORM has been posted on this site on 26th February. One can now download it, fill it in and return it to us by email or by post.


As this is The Year of the Gathering in Ireland we extend a very warm welcome to members of the wider Probus family and their guests from all corners of the globe.  Be assured, a very warm welcome awaits you! Cead mile failte - a hundred thousand welcomes!


Check out www.thegatheringireland.com 


athloneapp on You Tube and Twitter


Also check out the range of videos in our HEART OF IRELAND section. These videos feature Athlone and the Midlands as well as other parts of Ireland, including Dublin, Kerry and The West.



Friday, November 16, 2012

Probus Rally 2013 - Athlone

WELCOME TO
 PROBUS ALL-IRELAND RALLY 2013 
 ATHLONE, COUNTY WESTMEATH, IRELAND
15th to 17th MAY 2013

A special welcome to Probus Delegates and their Guests from overseas for The Year of the Gathering!

Stay with us over the coming months as we continue our preparations.

The homepage will show the latest news.

Please use the links on the left to navigate this site.