Athlone IT (In Athlone)
Athlone Institute of Technology was established in 1970. The principal aim of the Institute is to provide education and training for the economic, technological, scientific, commercial, industrial, social and cultural development of the State, with particular reference to the midlands.
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The Institute has an excellent restaurant which serves meals and snacks each day between 8.30am and 9.00pm. The restaurant is run by the restaurant forum which aims to keep the cost of food as low as possible. It provides a comprehensive service, in addition to tea and coffee, a three course meal and a snack lunch are served daily
The Institute is one of the leading third-level institutions in the provision of sport and recreation programmes and services to its students. Different interests and all levels of ability are catered for to ensure maximum participation. The Institutes recreational programme facilitates all students who may wish to participate in activities at all levels whether as a casual player, a committed competitor, a beginner or an elite performer.
The Institute's facilities include playing pitches and a multipurpose centre which contains a basketball court, four badminton courts, two volleyball courts, indoor soccer, and a new state-of-the-art fitness suite. Students may also avail of various other local facilities. The recently opened Regional Sports Centre, located near the town centre, comprises a 25m swimming pool, children's pool, sauna & steam room, jacuzzi, fitness gym, crche, caf, FIFA standard astro-turf pitch and a sports hall.
The main campus is situated approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre on the Dublin Road. The Institute has developed rapidly since its foundation and to facilitate this growth, the original building has been extended on several occasions within the 45-acre landscaped campus.
The main campus building currently houses the Schools of Business, Management and General Studies, Engineering, and Science, the Library, the Information Technology Centre, the main student canteen facilities and the Institute's Administration offices.
The Institute currently offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to 4,000 students, which has been a factor in attracting many industries to the town. It is an important contributor to the local economy and to the shaping of Athlone's future.
Athlone Institute of Technology,
Phone: 353 (0)90 6424400,