So il be starting my course in in September,whats it like here? any places to avoid? clubs to go to?
What is the campus life like?
Hey I am starting here in September too! What course are you doing?
Hey I'm studying Jam making, what are you guys studying?
I am doing basket weaving!
Devo! Would you repeat to get it?! We could've been BFF's!
Software Design.Im looking foward to it You?
Awh that's cool ! I am going to do dental nursing!
More importantly are you good at drinking?
I'm hoping to do audiology in AIT in September
If ur going for a house etc keep away from willow park it can be rough down there, battery heights is a rough place but its the other side of town from the college tho. The night life and campus are as good as any other college in ireland, Clubs= Genesis, Q, karma. Late-bars= the prince, coppers, suede. The student bar is in campus and very good.
where ye thinking about staying ?
I'm Renáta, I'll be going to athlone in september too, I was looking at apartments yesterday and I'm just wondering is there any other girls looking for someone to share with?
I don't know anyone else going there and would like a nice flatmate!
Hi guys, just finished my degree in AIT, the main advice I would give is to stay away from the rougher parts of town. Willow can be ok for the first 2/3 rows but I wouldn't walk around it too much on my own if I were ye. As a town Athlone has a good vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Theirs lots of stuff to do like:
- A cinema
- Two large shopping centres.
- Lots of great restaurants/ takeaways.
- The college offers a vast range of clubs and socs, everything from Football and Rugby to Anime and Games.
Just remember it's not all about the boozing.
The student bar is really good. Genesis of a weds night is a must! Willow has a name for being rough but if you are looking to meet really good mates and go to unreal house parties Willow should be where you wanna go. Deffo for first year anyways.
Im not a student in athlone but Have spent alot of time around the campus and nightclubs, scribes the college bar is great craic you met some brillant people there and its a great way for starting the night especially if your heading to gensis after, gensis is a nightclub just up from the college, some people think its crappy but some the best nights for me have been in gensis. then in town the nightclubs are Q and Karma word of warning lads wont get into karma with white runners on. Q on the other hand is easier going and alot better then karma hands down.
as for accomadation willow has a bad name, but the first 3 rows of houses are okay the further in tho can be abit rougher, nice enough houses and good prices. Rockbrook is also nice big apartments well worth a look! and if you can afford it heatherview court apartments are amazing!