Athlone to welcome 7,500 Community Games participants

Bressie is pictured with Hannah Connaughton and Mollie Connaughton, both from Mount Temple Baylin, at the recent launch of the HSE Community Games 2014 National Festival at Athlone Castle. Photo: Sportsfile

 

Athlone is to open its arms to 7,500 athletes, singers, debaters, chess players, and artists from across the country due to participate in this weekend’s Community Games Festival.

The HSE Community Games Festival will be taking place over two weekends from August 15-17 and August 22-24 at Athlone Institute of Technology and Athlone Regional Sports Centre.


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