Athlone urged to get behind St Patrick’s Day festivities

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Tríona Doherty

The Athlone St Patrick’s Day Festival committee have launched a major fundraising campaign to help create a spectacular celebration for the town this March 17.

For the first time ever, the committee is enlisting the help of the local community to help fund the parade and accompanying entertainment.


No Trump – no Brexit – just good chat

Pictured at the sign at Athlone Castle is Pat Gallagher, CEO at Westmeath County Council, and Justine Carey of Fáilte Ireland.  Photo: Padraig Devaney
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The all-new Audi Q5 has arrived at Audi Athlone

Kitty McKiernan, from Athlone (centre), collected her brand new Ford Fiesta from Kilmartin’s Garage, Ballinasloe, earlier this month. She is pictured with IWA national fundraising manager, Charlene Hurley, and Michael Kelly from Kilmartin’s Garage.
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Still time to enter the Athlone Business Awards

Nominations for the Athlone Business Awards are currently being sought. These awards, supported by Athlone Chamber of Commerce, will highlight the success of businesses across a wide range of sectors. ...


Westmeath are up for the fight following vital win over Limerick

Jordan Conroy rounds Old Wesley’s Alan Jeffares on his way to scoring Buccs’ second try. Photos: Tom O’Neill
Westmeath manager, Tom Cribbin, was satisfied with the Midlanders’ important Allianz Football League Division Four win over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. ...


Wedding showcase at the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe

The Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe invites brides- and groom-to-be to their wedding showcase on Saturday, February 11 from 11am-2pm. ...


In the midst of turmoil – spring returns

“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” - William Henry Davies ...


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