Arts centre reports busiest year yet

Fri, Aug 22, 2014


2013 saw the highest ever number of events take place in Mullingar Arts Centre, with attendance also up on the previous number of years.

Some 127 separate events took place in the centre during 2013, up from 99 the previous year.


Bat boxes and badgers bring bronze in Tidy Towns

Professor Ciarán O’Catháin and Sharon McNevin, founder of Robotics and Drives, pictured at the Life Science Fair at AIT
Athlone has been praised for its commitment to the conservation of local wildlife and habitats, as the town picked up its first ever bronze award in this year's Tidy Towns competition. ...

The Week

Actor Tom Hickey returns to a celebrated role

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Urgent measures needed in Budget to boost housing supply - IPAV

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) has said that urgent measures are needed in the forthcoming Budget to dramatically boost the supply of new housing stock. ...


Audi Athlone extends sponsorship deal with Buccaneers RFC

(L-r) Eddie Walsh (president, Buccaneers), Minister Denis Naughten, Athlone Mayor John Dolan, Ian Moore (Audi Athlone) & Kolo Kiripati (captain, Buccaneers)
Audi Athlone is to continue as title sponsor of Buccaneers Rugby Football Club for a sixth season. ...


Gaffey penalty helps Athlone tame the Students

Ryan Gaffey celebrates scoring the equalising goal for Athlone Town against UCD
Photo: Ashley Cahill/AC Sports Images
Athlone Town sprung a surprise when a Ryan Gaffey penalty kick saw the home side share the spoils with UCD at the Athlone Town stadium last Friday night. ...


Athlone native Martin Ward to compete in World K1 kickboxing championships

Martin Ward is pictured with his four Irish titles alongside CS PJ Higgins and Lt Col Golling
Athlone and Garrycastle native Martin Ward is gearing up to compete in the K1 World Championships in Italy next month. ...


Majority of Irish women do not know about metastatic breast cancer

A new report entitled A Story Half Told, which looks at the extent of misconceptions around metastatic breast cancer (mBC), has been launched by a group of leading experts. Survey results outlined in the report reveal that 95 per cent of women in ...


Tales of true heroism fill us all with pride

There are so many discussions we could have in this column this week regarding the theme of heroism and bravery. Napoleon Bonaparte once said - “Valour is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test ...


Plenty of history and heritage on show at Fore

Albert Reynolds 1932-2014
This Saturday, August 23, Fore is springing to life with a fantastic fun event for Heritage Week. ...


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