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We were delighted to host our first networking event of 2020 (in conjunction with Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands) in Sean’s Bar, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

In addition to speakers from IAAT, we were delighted to have Paddy Matthews from Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands updating attendees on the latest plans for the region and supports available to businesses. Sharon Lavin from Waterways Ireland also presented a really interesting updates on the Shannon Masterplan and what it means for activity-based businesses in the region.

IAAT CEO Brendan Kenny said, “It was a pleasure to come to Athlone to talk about the work we are doing for the Adventure Tourism sector, particularly on insurance, member training programmes and sustainability. Thanks to Paddy and Sharon for presenting such valuable insights and to Sean’s Bar – Ireland’s Oldest Pub according to the Guinness Book of Records – for such a wonderful venue.”

The full presentation is available HERE and if you have any questions, please contact us at

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