Arts centre reports busiest year yet


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.


SPAR Garrycastle win at Convenience Store Awards

SPAR Garrycastle won the Cuisine de France Bakery Award 2014 at the Shelflife C-Store Awards held in Dublin recently.

Aisling Kearney, commercial sales manager of Aryzta Food Solutions presents the Cuisine de France Bakery Award 2014 to Joe and Denise Donegan of SPAR Garrycastle, Athlone


Pamper yourself with great winter offers at Sirana Spa

Sirana Spa at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel is a real hidden gem in the heart of Athlone.


Euro NCAP Advanced award goes to the new MINI

It appears that the new MINI is a leader not just when it comes to driving fun but also in the field of active safety. This status has now been confirmed by the independent safety testing institute Euro NCAP (new car assessment programme), in particular due to the new driver assistance systems. MINI has received the Euro NCAP Advanced award 2014 for its pedestrian warning system with city braking function.


Festival organisers urged to apply for 2015 funding

Festival organisers across the county are being encouraged to apply for a new fund being provided by the council for festivals and events.

Members of Poetry in the Park with their new chapnook


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”.


Terraced house in Left Bank area

Blue Haven is an attractive two-bedroom town house located in the Left Bank area of Athlone.


Connacht Senior Cup final glory for Buccaneers

Buccaneers defeated Galwegians 28-14 in a lively Connacht Senior Cup final played at Galway Sportsground last Sunday. Buccs were full value for their double score victory played on a cool but mainly bright afternoon in front of a modest attendance. Both squads did not have the use of contracted players, but the teams put in a committed, absorbing, and entertaining battle for the coveted trophy which makes a long overdue return to the Midlands.

Buccaneers forwards drive the Galwegians pack back over their line for their second try scored by Scott Flanagan

The Week

Very festive line up at The Snug Bar

The festive season is definitely in full swing, and there’s no better place to be than The Snug!

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