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 won the Cuisine de France Bakery Award 2014 at the Shelflife C-Store Awards held in Dublin recently.
Sirana Spa at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel is a real hidden gem in the heart of Athlone.
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 across the county are being encouraged to apply for a new fund being provided by the council for festivals and events.
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”.
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.