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.


Search is on for ten seasonal workers at Argos in Athlone this Christmas

Leading high street retailer Argos is looking for 10 seasonal workers in Athlone to join existing store teams in the run-up to the peak Christmas shopping season. Argos is recruiting 500 seasonal workers in total across the Republic of Ireland for the Christmas period.

Model Alice wearing Betty Barclay at the announcement that Burgess Department Store will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Thursday October 8. 
Photo: Ken Byrne


JetPeel 3V - the needle-free alternative

A global hit, the revolutionary JetPeel 3V treatment is set to change the rules of anti-ageing again. JetPeel 3V is a super-hydrating jet-effect treatment that delivers younger, fresher, more radiating skin and acts as a substitute to anti-ageing injectables. The no-needle alternative delivers beautifully-glowing, dewy, radiant-looking skin that is incredibly effective in improving skin texture and tones, wrinkle reduction, and removal of unwanted pigmentation.


Petrol stretching crisis - more than 500 engines now destroyed

Petrol stretching is the lethal fuel contamination of petrol with kerosene. It has now destroyed or totally disabled over 500 petrol engined cars in recent weeks, with the cost of the damage now estimated to be in excess of €2,000,000.


McFadden calls for recruitment drive at Custume Barracks

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

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


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”.


Auctioneers call for sales contract to end gazumping

A call for the introduction of a sales contract to remove the distasteful practice of gazumping was made today by the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV), which represents almost 1,000 auctioneers nationwide.

Pat Davitt


Buccs in action at Dubarry Park

Buccaneers face a tricky test at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon when they host Garryowen in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League.

Danny Qualter may play, depending on Connacht commitments

The Week

Athlone promises a night of culture

Athlone Castle is one of a number of venues that will feature special events for Westmeath Culture Night on Friday September 19.

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