A special fun day on the Shannon in Athlone today

A special fun day will take place on the river Shannon in Athlone today (Sunday Oct 2nd). The RNLI Raft Race and Fun Day was originally organised as part of a larger festival which was to include a food element, but that was cancelled in recent weeks. A number of local organisations are involved in…

Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboats in actionA special fun day will take place on the river Shannon in Athlone today (Sunday Oct 2nd).

The RNLI Raft Race and Fun Day was originally organised as part of a larger festival which was to include a food element, but that was cancelled in recent weeks.

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A number of local organisations are involved in the river activities, including the Inland Waterways, and the Athlone Boat Club.

The raft race is due to begin on the river at 3 o’ clock on Sunday and other events begin an hour earlier at two o’ clock.

It’s hoped that another festival can be organised next year to incorporate both land and water based events once again.