New stores open as Athlone Towncentre is granted planning permission for new anchor


In addition to Athlone Towncentre welcoming four new stores this month, it has also been granted planning permission by Westmeath County Council to accommodate a new anchor tenant.

The four new stores include the Calendar Club; Off the Rails, a ladies and gents fashion store; Shoe Lace, specialising in shoes and bags; and Papolion, a shop selling everything from teddies to gifts, and handbags to accessories. The additional new stores have also created employment, with over 10 new full and part-time staff being hired between the four stores.


Taxpayers have less than two months to claim taxback

There are less than two months to get your tax back for the year 2010 and tax experts at are advising people that they may be letting go their claim to hundreds of euro in tax refunds for a year that saw some of the bigger tax reliefs still in place.’s average PAYE worker tax refund is €840 and the experts contend that while the tax credit for water charges paid won’t be available until 2016, there is still a long list of tax reliefs available to people that could result in savings of hundreds of euro - but many of these go unclaimed every year either due to a lack of awareness or apathy on the part of the taxpayer.

Drum native Owen Killian


Style yourself at Donnellan & Co

Winter means time to renew your wardrobe. Make your opinion heard on style through a mix of timeless classics available at Donnellan & Co, Roscommon.


Kinahan Commercials named as HCV Aftersales Main Dealer of the Year

Kinahan Commercials, Moate has been named as the HCV Aftersales Main Dealer of the Year at the inaugural Irish Auto Trade Awards ceremony held in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin recently.


O’Rourke invites Athlone to book launch “party”

Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.


Family home in Monksland

Location: 204 River Village, Monksland, Athlone

The Week

Exceptional entertainment at The Snug Bar this weekend

On Thursday renowned local musicians Jock and Dave play a wide range of songs to suit all musical tastes from the old classics to the current chart toppers.

Pat Keating, Westmeath County Council and John McCormack visiting the new McCormack exhibition.

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