McFadden calls for recruitment drive at Custume Barracks

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

A renewal of recruitment would be a great boost for Athlone, according to local TD Gabrielle McFadden.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after Ballymore shooting

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Gardaí investigating a shooting incident which occurred in Ballymore last Friday are seeking information on any unusual activity in the area in the run-up to the incident.

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Harvesting exhibition in Lecarrow

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The committee of St John’s Community Centre Lecarrow are reminding patrons that their first ever harvesting exhibition takes place this Saturday September 20 from 1pm.

This is a traditional exhibition with corn being harvested by old-fashioned methods to include the hook, scythe, horse-drawn reaper and binder, and the old-fashioned threshing machine. One of the main attractions will be a mowing machine owned by local man Eamonn Brennan which was purchased in Athlone in 1890. This is a rare chance to see such a historic piece of equipment in action. A sheep fair has also been added to the line-up; buyers and sellers are welcome. A tug-of-war competition will take centre stage from 3pm.

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AIT 5k in honour of the late Nicky McFadden

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Pictured at the launch of the AIT 5k for the IMNDA were Nicky’s daughter Karen Hardiman; Ireland and Connacht rugby player Robbie Henshaw, Áine McFadden; and Marie Reavey, IMNDA. Photo: molloyphotography

The AIT 5k fun run will take place on October 5 in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association in honour of Nicky McFadden.

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Civil Defence to hold information evening

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The Civil Defence are looking for volunteers to help serve the needs of their local communities.

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Free mental health support for Athlone area

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Aware, the national organisation providing support and information around stress, anxiety, and depression is providing a weekly support group in Loughrea and the organisation is encouraging people in the Athlone, Ballinasloe, and surrounding areas who are dealing with these common issues to try this free support option. The group, which meets in the Abbey on Abbey Street, Loughrea every Tuesday at 8pm, provides an opportunity for people to share particular concerns and challenges, and explore options that might help.

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Breast cancer screening extension will save lives in County Westmeath

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on the women of Westmeath, and the TDs who represent them, to join them at Leinster House on September 30 to demand the Government keep its promise to extend BreastCheck to women aged 65-69.

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Westmeath’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition reaches final stages

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Excitement is building ahead of the announcement of the winner of Westmeath’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition. The winner of the competition, organised by Local Enterprise Office Westmeath, will be announced at the ‘Here to Help Small Business’ event taking place on September 23 at the Mullingar Park Hotel. Adjudication has taken place and the entries in the three categories are waiting anxiously for the announcement of the winner.

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Athlone is the place to meet

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Ten decision-makers from some of the top American business tourism companies, as well as journalists from two leading business publications, enjoyed a fact-finding visit to Athlone over the weekend, as guests of Tourism Ireland and destination management company Irish Horizons.

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Athlone property sales double in one year

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The property boom seems to be on its way back in Athlone, with the number of properties sold in the last year double that of the previous year. According to the property price register at the end of August, the number of property sales for Athlone has shown a dramatic increase year on year.

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Thousands more to read Advertiser after Thursday move

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Advertiser Day, and Friday — the shape of the week is to change in the Midlands from tomorrow when the highest circulation newspaper in the entire county will be on your doorstep and in your local shop or workplace on a Thursday morning.

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Westmeath Tidy Towns top marks to Ballinahown

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Ballinahown remains untouchable in the Tidy Towns competition, having picked up the top mark in Westmeath once again.

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