The Gathering 2013 is a year long celebration of Ireland and the effect the country has globally! There is a national effort to bring home family, friends, associates etc. to Ireland to celebrate a love of Ireland. It is a chance for people located all over the world to come home to bond with their friends and families. Also it gives people from all over the world an opportunity to experience first hand why Ireland is known as “the land of a thousand welcomes”.
There are a series of events both nationally and locally to bring people together and enjoy various activities. The midlands area has a series of gatherings, festivals and events that are welcoming everyone to come and experience the attractions the midlands have to offer. This makes The Hodson Bay Hotel an ideal location to while witnessing many of the attractions. Located only 10 minutes drive from Athlone town centre, where many of the events take place. Also various attractions such as Athlone Castle, Clonmacnoise, Derryglad Folk Museum, The Viking Boat Cruise, Roscommon Castle, Glendeer Petting Farm, Rindoon & St. Johns Loop Walks and much more all on our doorstep
We are also located on the shores of Lough Ree and offer many water sport and lake based activities, which is a great way to bring the whole family together. Such events on the lake already include Dive Ireland International and Safari to Quaker Island.
We have designed various packages that are specific to The Gathering 2013, which offer excellent discounted group rates and include many great activities. Be our guest in this remarkable Irish celebration!