IMA Annual Conference

2020 Irish Museums Association Annual Conference

Transforming Museums

21 - 22 February 2020, Athlone

Travelling to the IMA Conference 

By air:

The nearest airports are Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport.

By bus:

Bus Eireann run regular services between Dublin and Athlone. See also Citylink. Journey time is approx. 90 minutes. 

There are no direct links between Shannon and Athlone. Journey time ranges between 2.5 – 3 hours.

By train:

For information on train timetables and ticketing information visit the Iarnrod Eireann (ROI) and Translink websites. Approximate travel time between Athlone and Dublin: 1 hr 20 mins. Approximate travel time between Athlone and Belfast (connecting trains): 4.5 hours. 

By car:

Approximate travel time from Dublin or Shannon is 90 mins. From Belfast: 3 hours.

Where to stay at the IMA Conference 

Our partner hotel Radisson Blu Athlone are offering discounted rates of €120 B&B single occupancy, €130 B&B double/twin occupancy until the 31 January 2020. 

Click here to make your booking using the code IMAC. 


Main venues being used by the IMA Conference 

Conference venue:

Dean Crowe Theatre, Chapel Street, Athlone


Athlone Arts & Tourism:

     Luan Gallery, Elliot Rd, Athlone

     Athlone Castle, Castle St, Athlone

Social venues/after hours:

Bacchus Restaurant, Custume Pier Appartments, Custume Pl, Athlone

Sean's Bar, 13 Main St, Athlone