Retro lovers unite for a not-for-profit, friendly annual meeting of enthusiasts of Amiga, Commodore and life in general. We meet every January and anyone can book a ticket. Amiga Ireland is an event by CUGI (Commodore Users Group of Ireland), active since 1983. Read on to learn more about a typical event…
There is something for everyone whether you are into games, hardware, software, demos or just meeting like-minded people.
(Video by Sensible Blogger)
Game Competitions often include SWOS, Stunt Car Racer, Paper Plane and more. Also, spontaneous competitions – load your own game & approach people to compete.
Exhibitions WiFi, Dropbox, accelerators. New machines such as A1222, classics like the Commodore 64, Amiga 500 – 4000 are frequent as are Vampire & ARM systems such as AmiBerry.
Social aspect is important. We go for a meal on the Friday night (VIP ticket holders) as well as to an atmospheric local pub on the Saturday night (everyone welcome). On Sunday morning, a casual gathering nearby.
Guests to date have included (and we hope to see again):
Trevor Dickinson A-EON
David Pleasance Commodore / Friend
Mike Battilana Cloanto
Neil Cafferkey Creator of WiFi drivers for Amiga
Rob Cranley Amiga Future magazine
Eddy Carroll SnoopDOS author
Niall Ó’Brolchain – 2018 Ireland’s first commercial game (C64). Former member of Seanad Éireann and Mayor of Galway City.
Jon Hare – 2018 Sensible Software*
Volker Wertich – 2019 BlueByte & The Settlers*
Dave Haynie – 2020 Dave was with us for both days of the event!
Jacob Gorm Hansen 2021 of Melon Dezign/Naughty Ones fame.
Donation-based, but usually include: Trophies for some competition winners, Amiga Ireland Champion Floppies for others, WiFi cards for classic Amiga, boxed games, sometimes hardware, books, magazines, manuals & posters. A previous highlight was a boxed Amiga 500 which was donated.
Sincere thanks to:
Shopping For retail therapy, hardware and software vendors (including some of our sponsors) will be here.
* Virtual guest via web conferencing
Workshops: Get creating on Amiga. We aim at introductions rather than advanced topics. But, advanced info is often available.
Workshops have defined learning outcomes. Follow guidance on your Amiga and try to achieve the objective. See the Schedule for the latest info.
If you have a skill you can share, please contact us. It can be anything. Some examples: Blitz Basic, Protracker, Lightwave 3D, AmiBerry, AREXX, Soldering Techniques, cross compilation.
Every January for one Friday & Saturday in Athlone, Ireland. There may be an unofficial gathering on the Sunday morning 🙂
Immerse yourself in the past and future of Commodore and Amiga loveliness and meet like minded folks from Ireland/Northern Ireland and those who travel from Greece, Holland, Norway, England, Scotland, Wales, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, New Zealand, USA, Australia…