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Paul Harris Fellow Award
We had recently the visit of Kenny Fisher - District Governor. Congratulations to Billy Nott who received the Certificate and the pin of  the Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

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The Irish Pilgrimage Trust
We received this letter. Congratulations to Billy and Cormac !

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust

Young writers
At our last meeting, we were pleased to welcome our young writers, their teachers and their parents. Congratulations !

Pots of Shamrock

The Rotary Club of Athlone are selling pots of Shamrock in time for St. Patrick's Day. Suggested donation is €5 per pot with the proceeds going to Irish Pilgrimage Trust Lourdes Trip 2024.

Please support this great cause for St. Patrick's Day!

Pot of Shamrock

Logo Lourdes

Tree of Remembrance

Rotary Launches its 14th Annual Tree of Remembrance

This year supporting, Simon Community and The Samaritans

Press launch

The Rotary Club of Athlone has launched its annual Christmas fundraising campaign – The Tree of Remembrance. This year all funds raised will go to three incredible charities: Simon Community, The Samaritans and Rotary Charities.

Write a name or a simple message on a ribbon which is then put on the Tree of Remembrance outside the Civic Centre. From Friday December 15th up to Christmas Eve, the Tree of Remembrance will be decked with more and more coloured ribbons, creating a visual reminder of loved ones at Christmas. A special Ecumenical Service with carols to remember those family and friends, who will not be with us this Christmas, will be held beside the tree at 2pm on Christmas Eve. All are welcome to attend.

We are offering a number of ways in which to support these worthy charities.

-          You can make a donation online:


or scan the QR code:

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-          Make a donation at the collections points and write your message on a yellow ribbon to remember family and friends, who will not be with us this Christmas.

Collection points and yellow ribbons will be available from 15th December at:

Athlone Towncentre, Dunnes Irishtown, Applegreen, Mulligans Service Station Supervalu Monksland, Supervalu Ballymahon rd and Kilmartins N6.

The tree provides a wonderful opportunity for people to remember loved ones (both living and those who have passed away) in the middle of the Christmas rush while supporting these amazing charities. For the people of Athlone and visitors alike, it is a lovely way of showing that loved ones are not forgotten.

The support for the Tree of Remembrance has been overwhelming for the past number of years” said Ciaran Mannion, President of the Rotary Club of Athlone. “Despite these hard and testing times, people have been very generous in supporting the local charities and it has been a privilege to witness so many people remembering their loved ones at Christmas”.

The tree offers a moment of reflection and a time to remember loved ones in a simple and special way. People are asked to donate only what they can afford.

We would like to thank the Town Council for their support in relation to the Christmas Tree at the Civic Centre, all the businesses and all the Rotary and charity volunteers for their tremendous support in this wonderful fundraising campaign. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your support.



Nov 9th 2023 at 7.30PM in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone

Many thanks for supporting our Gala concert last week in the Radisson hotel. The night turned out to be a great success with over 400 people thoroughly enjoying the musical melodies of the Army band and incredible vocals of Gavan Ring.
Over €12,000 was raised on the night by Athlone Rotary Club who organised the event to help support St.Hildas build their new community home in Coosan.
We also donated 10% of the monies to the Army Benevolent fund.

We couldn't have raised so much without you and sincerely appreciate your support.

Gala Concert

Gala Concert

Gala Concert

Rotary Gala Concert

Rotary Defence Forces Combined Military Band Concert in aid of St Hilda’s

The Rotary Club of Athlone is organising a Gala Concert in aid of St Hilda’s Services on Thursday 9th November next in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone at 7.30pm. The concert will present the Combined Bands of the Defence Forces with special guest tenor Gavin Ring in an evening of military favourites and popular arias.

The Defence Forces Bands are this year celebrating their centenary and are currently presenting a similar concert in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. First formed in February 1923 the Defence Forces now have three bands with one each in Dublin, Cork and Athlone. The Athlone concert will be conducted by Captain John Carpenter, a native of Australia who recently took up the position of conductor of the 2 Brigade Band in Athlone.

Guest Artist, tenor Dr Gavin Ring, is a native of Cahersiveen, Co Kerry and is a multiple prizewinner at competitions such as the Wigmore Hall song Competition and the Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino. He has performed at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under Sir Simon Rattle.

Combined Bands Of The Defence Forces

Rotary Gala Concert

Gala Concert

Tenor Gavan Ring

Rotary Concert Gala

St Hilda’s Services are in the process of developing and building a new Community Home in Athlone for individuals with an intellectual and/or additional needs with a plan to open in 2024. Athlone Rotary Club has supported St Hilda’s in the past and will continue to do so as it is considered by many to be one of the most important charities in the midlands. All proceeds from the concert will go to St Hilda’s with a small proportion going to the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) for needy ex-soldiers.

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Community Home

Media Contact: Billy Nott billnott1@gmail.com 0872368813


28.09.2023 :

Table Quiz - Sept 28th 8PM – Buccaneers rugby Club, Athlone

A wonderful night was had at the first fundraising activity of our 23/24 Rotary Year.

Dr Muhammad Taqir, Consultant Paediatrician at Portlaoise Hospital and chair of the volunteer FAMS efforts in Ireland was very appreciative of the support shown by everyone on the night.

1500€ was raised which will pay room, board and tuition for a medical student in Pakistan for two years.

Table quiz

Pakistan Flyer

22.09.2023 :

ROTARY Youth Leadership Development Competition

Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition

2022/23 Winners

Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition

20.09.2023 :

Congratulations Ivan Merrick !

Our membership chair on staffing the Clubs and Societies Open Day at TUS Athlone.

We had 29
interested students for our new Rotaract Club.

Ivan Merrick, Membership, at TUS Athlone.


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We meet on Mondays at 13.00

(Except Public Holidays) The Radisson Blu Hotel
Northgate Street
N37 A8X9  090 644 2600

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