The Gathering at Hodson Bay Hotel
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The Gathering Package

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”.

Our Gathering Package

  • Complimentary Drinks Reception with some light canapés on arrival
  • Complimentary in house activities which run throughout the week, ranging from wine & cheese tasting to aqua aerobics!
  • Access to a projector and screen if you wish to show photos or any family videos/family tree to get the conversation rolling!
  • Breakfast in our Octagon Restaurant overlooking the shores of Lough Ree
  • Platinum shopping discount card which offers 10% off for various stores in Athlone Town Shopping Centre which houses over 60 brands under 1 roof
  • Live Entertainment in our Waterfront Bar every weekend so you will be kept entertained
  • For the children/teenagers in the group there are a variety of things to do from Kids Camp, Junior Master chef Classes, they can enjoy our games room where there is a Wii and snooker table. Also the pool is open to all children once accompanied by an adult
  • We can organise a photographer (on request)
  • We can offer a Boat Cruise on Lough Ree this lasts 45 minutes each way and can drop your group into Athlone town where you can take in Athlone Castle or just take a stroll in the town and Athlone Town Centre. The boat departs Hodson Bay Hotel at 3 different times and offers 2 return trips back to the hotel so you have time on your side to experience Athlone at its best. (Based on a two night stay).
  • Access to our Leisure Centre
  • Reduced Group Accommodation Rate
  • Room Upgrade (subject to availability)

On our Doorstep:

  • Outdoor activities include Bay Sports which offers Kayaking, Water Trampoline, Peddle Boating and Boat Trips.
  • Onsite is the Award winning Spa and The Athlone Golf Club is adjacent to the hotel.
  • There are lots of enjoyable Walking Trails also in the area.


 To set up and book your special Gathering package, contact the Hodson Bay Hotel at: + 353 (0) 90 6442000 or fill in the contact form here.

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