About Athlone

Athlone town is located on the beautiful River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree. It is the most populous town in the Midlands Region and here you are at the centre of Ireland, you’re in the heart of it all!

This historical medieval Irish town attracts many tourists and is a busy regional centre for top businesses. Considering that the town centre is only 1.5 hours from Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Kilkenny, with excellent bus and rail connections, it is also surprising how much more affordable the cost of living is there.

The friendly welcome will be the biggest attraction for our students who are looking for somewhere homely for their first experience abroad. We know you will be impressed with Athlone and not to mention the FL school facilities which are excellent.

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FL Athlone Campus

Picturesque Athlone Campus

Our FL Athlone school campus is picturesque, close to the town centre, beside the river Shannon and the school boasts beautiful large classrooms and green surroundings.

Our Future learning Athlone Campus is based in the newly renovated Lyster House. This stunning main building was originally part of a distillery and brewery complex and was then used as a second level school for boys from around 1960 up until 2017

We always welcome prospective students and agencies to visit the campus and we recommend booking in advance so we can dedicate enough time to show you around.

Key Information

Main hub for employment in the midlands
Alternative to a big city
Ireland’s newest University town
Lower cost of living
Located in the heart of Ireland

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Programmes in Athlone

Future Learning programmes in Athlone serve a wide range of learners from 12 years old to adult and from elementary to proficient level of English. What they all have in common is our project-based, technology enhanced approach which makes every course a unique experience.

Check out the programmes we offer in Athlone

Accommodation in Athlone

FL Residence

The FL Athlone Residence is located at Glen Abhainn, Athlone. It is a purpose-built student complex of 96 apartments, ranging from 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom apartments. It is a secure gated development. All apartments are fitted with a kitchen/lounge. Each kitchen contains hob/oven, fridge and microwave and is equipped with basic crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The lounge contains settees, dining table and chairs.

Situated on the Dublin road, Glen Abhainn is only a mere 350m walking distance to the main gates of TUS Athlone.

To get to the FL school in the town centre you can get the local bus which runs regularly, cycle or walk. Walking will take approximately 30 minutes.

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FL Host Family

Families in Athlone are superb but it's important to note they do not all live in the town centre, the majority live outside the town and they drive students to and from school each day. We are one of the only language schools working in these areas for many years and the quality of host families is very high.

Living with one of our Host families in Athlone is a truly amazing experience. You get to stay in a real home where you will be welcomed by family members and looked after for the length of your stay.

You’ll get to benefit from your family’s knowledge, gain a unique insight into local Irish culture and discover the true heart of Ireland. You’ll enjoy home cooking, fresh linens, great conversation and an amazing cultural experience.

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Nearby Attractions

Athlone is centrally located and close to many nearby attractions. During your stay in the city you can explore the fantastic landscape of the midlands region.

Walking tour


Athlone Castle

Viking Boat


Cliffs of Moher


We are an accredited language school offering top quality courses for juniors and adults. Our accreditations show that we are a professional school with an exceptional level of teaching and services.