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


Winter therapy for hair and skin

Protecting yourself from the winter elements isn’t just about buying a new coat! It’s also about protecting your hair and skin.


New Kia Sorento makes Euro debut in Paris

The all-new third generation Kia Sorento made its European premiere at the Paris Motor Show this week.


Councillors voice concerns over cost of fire brigade call outs to households

Members of Westmeath County Council raised concerns over the cost of fire brigade call outs while passing a motion to continue the long-standing agreement that the former Athlone Town Council had with Roscommon County Council (as fire authorities).

The Italian students pictured with Alan McCaul, manager of the Shamrock Lodge Hotel


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”.


Matthews Auctioneers to sell important Arthur Quinlan Collection

Matthews Auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath are to sell an important Arthur Quinlan (1921-2012) Collection in their October 28, 600-lot auction of antiques.


Town still hoping to avoid the drop

Ninety minutes at two different venues on Friday will define Athlone Town’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season.

Long knows all about the young talent Bray possess. Photo: Sportsfile

The Week

Jackula comes to the Dean Crowe during Hallowe’en mid-term break

Kids spend weeks thinking about, and then making, Hallowe’en costumes, but then the fun is over in a day. Well, dress the kids up and get ready for more fun as the hilarious Hallowe’en show Jackula is coming to Athlone

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