DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 15th May 2013
14.00-17.00 Arranged visits to ATHLONE CASTLE
on Connacht side of the River Shannon.
Delegates may book their visit on Registration Form.
17.00-18.00 EARLY REGISTRATION FOR RALLY
to facilitate Delegates collecting their name badges.
18.00-18.15 Transport, if required, to Mayoral Reception at Civic Centre
from Hotels and Guesthouses.
(Civic Centre is 3 minutes walk from Radisson Blu and
1 minute from Prince and Sheraton Hotels)
18.30 MAYORAL RECEPTION at the ATHLONE CIVIC CENTRE
for Delegates and their guests.
Drinks and finger buffet.
Transport to Shamrock Lodge Hotel
for evening programme
20.00 CONCERT at the SHAMROCK LODGE HOTEL
featuring The Athlone Choral Society,
Luan Tunes (Athlone's answer to the Looney Tunes!),
Lanesboro' Harpist Ensemble and
Guest Tenor Declan Kelly from The Three Tenors.
21.15 INFORMAL EVENING at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel.
This is an opportunity to mix and get to know each other!
22.15 First bus back to overnight accommodation.
23.30 Last bus back to overnight accommodation.
DAY 2: THURSDAY 16th May
REGISTRATION AND FORMAL RALLY LUNCH
TAKES PLACE IN RADISSON BLU HOTEL
09.00 Transport, if required, from accommodation
to Radisson Blu Hotel
09.30 RALLY REGISTRATION
10.00 Music by the Army Band of the 2nd Brigade
under the baton of Captain Declan Whitson
Tea / Coffee
10.15 OUTING FOR ACCOMPANYING GUESTS
- SEE DETAILS BELOW
11.30 Delegates to be seated in the Marina Suite
11.45 Welcome by the Rally Chairperson
11.50 Welcome by Councillor James Henson, Mayor of Athlone
12.00 Greetings from Mr Jack Cunningham,
Governor of Rotary District 1160
12.05 GUEST SPEAKER: DR HARMAN MURTAGH
Native of Athlone, Harman is a retired Senior Lecturer
in Law and Irish Studies, at the Athlone Institute of
Technology and a current Visiting Fellow.
A noted historian, he has written many
scholarly publications, especially on military history,
biography and settlement studies.
12.30 L U N C H
Presentation of Edwin Dunlop Perpetual Attendance Cup
14.00 RALLY BUSINESS
Report on 2012 All-Ireland Probus Rally in Belfast
14.05 Reports by District Probus Liaison Officers
Rotarian Gaye Moore, Southern Region
Rotarian Mary Sinnamon, Northern Region
14.20 Invitation by hosts of Probus All-Ireland Rally 2014
14.30 Vote of thanks. Conclude.
Evening entertainment for Golfers and other
enlightened souls who are remaining overnight!
16.00 Transport available to Train and Bus Stations
for those who feel they have to leave!
17.00 Transport to visit the International Indoor Athletics Track
at Athlone Institute of Technology, reflecting Athlone's
status as European Town of Sport 2013.
OUTING FOR ACCOMPANYING GUESTS
10.15 Bus departs Radisson Blu Hotel for Clonmacnois (12 miles),
a 6th century monastic city founded by St Ciarán.
(For more information click on Heart of Ireland and the video)
13.00 Lunch at Hodson Bay Hotel on Lough Ree
14.30 Return by Viking Ship via Lower Lough Ree
and the River Shannon to Athlone
15.15 Arrive at Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
DAY 3: FRIDAY 17th May
GOLF DAY AT GLASSON COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE
Golfers are asked to book their places on the Registration Form
11.00 - 12.30 Tee off times
Watch this space for further details!
For more information on
- ATHLONE CASTLE
- LUAN ARTS CENTRE
- HODSON BAY
Don't miss the video in this section made by Failte Ireland and Waterways Ireland. It shows what this region has to offer. It features the River Shannon, Lough Ree, Clonmacnois and Glasson Championship Golf Course, where the Probus Tournament will be played on Day 3, Friday 17th.
At the end of the video one can click on further videos on Ireland in general and Dublin in particular.