Three per cent cut to property tax will cost council €200,000

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Westmeath county councillors have resolved to reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) by 3 per cent in 2015.

The decision was made at this week’s meeting of the county council.

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Hill of Uisneach bids to become Royal Heritage Site

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The Hill of Uisneach in Loughnavalley is already deemed to be the mythological and sacred centre of Ireland, and now it’s in the running to become a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage site.

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Third annual Lunch by the Lake fundraiser launched

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The third Lunch by the Lake, a very special fundraising event in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) will take place at the Wineport Lodge on Sunday October 5.

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Decision on cycleway over Shannon due next month

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

A decision on how Westmeath’s new cycleway will cross the Shannon will be made next month according to the county council’s director of services, Barry Kehoe.

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Athlone Tidy Towns hosts annual awards

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The committee of Athlone Tidy Towns held its annual awards recently at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

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County Enterprise award winners to be announced next week

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The winners of this year’s Westmeath County Enterprise Awards will be announced next Tuesday September 30 in the Radisson Blu.

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Athlone students bound for Boston with Junk Kouture

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Athlone students Ruth Gallagher and Aoife Mannion are jetting off to the States to showcase the artistic talents of Ireland’s fashion forward teenagers as part of Junk Kouture.

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Cycle for Hospice

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

A fundraising cycle (70k and 20k) in aid of Roscommon Mayo Hospice takes place from Rooskey on Saturday September 27.

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McFadden calls for recruitment drive at Custume Barracks

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

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

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after Ballymore shooting

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Gardaí investigating a shooting incident which occurred in Ballymore last Friday are seeking information on any unusual activity in the area in the run-up to the incident.

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Harvesting exhibition in Lecarrow

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The committee of St John’s Community Centre Lecarrow are reminding patrons that their first ever harvesting exhibition takes place this Saturday September 20 from 1pm.

This is a traditional exhibition with corn being harvested by old-fashioned methods to include the hook, scythe, horse-drawn reaper and binder, and the old-fashioned threshing machine. One of the main attractions will be a mowing machine owned by local man Eamonn Brennan which was purchased in Athlone in 1890. This is a rare chance to see such a historic piece of equipment in action. A sheep fair has also been added to the line-up; buyers and sellers are welcome. A tug-of-war competition will take centre stage from 3pm.

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AIT 5k in honour of the late Nicky McFadden

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

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

The AIT 5k fun run will take place on October 5 in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association in honour of Nicky McFadden.

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