“He worked hard for his county and his constituency” - tributes paid to Albert Reynolds

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Albert Reynolds 1932-2014

TDs past and present from across the Longford-Westmeath constituency have paid tribute to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds who passed away on Thursday morning (August 21).

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Athlone takes largest leap in litter rankings

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Athlone has been praised for an “excellent showing” in the latest Irish Businesses Against Litter (IBAL) rankings.

Athlone has shot 10 places up the rankings since January this year, going from 22nd place to 12th in the single biggest jump in many years. This time last year it was even further down the ranks in 31st place.

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Gertie Browne’s to feature in Film Club documentary

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

The Irish Pub is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub, or more specifically the pub owners. Athlone Film Club will be starting its new season this September with a documentary on something very dear to us all - the pub.

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Second wave of Community Games

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Athlone is getting ready to welcome a second wave of more than 3,000 athletes and their supporters in the coming days, for the second weekend of the HSE Community Games Festival 2014.

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Student rents on the rise

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

It’s official - student rents are continuing to rise in Westmeath. Rent prices in Westmeath have increased by 5.8 per cent in the past year, according to the latest rent report from property website Daft.ie.

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Broadband for 10 schools in the county

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Five schools in Athlone and another five schools in Mullingar are set to benefit from upgraded broadband access by the end of September.

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Do you remember the ceili band era?

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Moate has a proud tradition of both ceili bands and Irish traditional music. The Moate Ceili Band was founded in the early 1930s and was the first provincial band to broadcast from Radio Eireann. It broadcast regularly on Irish radio over the next 15 years (on average 10 times per year) and toured extensively both in Ireland and England.

Among the many great musicians who played with the Moate Ceili Band were: Willie Adamson (fiddle), Willie Donnelly (piano), Willie Davis (concertina), T Davis (concertina), Neddy Egan (fiddle), John Joe Gannon (accordion), Billy Whelan (banjo), Willie Jordan (fiddle), Patrick Gavin (fiddle), and Dessie Coughlan (banjo).

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Plenty of Heritage Week activities at Athlone Castle

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Helga Raesfeldt-Mings who once lived with her family in Athlone Castle

As part of this year’s Heritage Week, which starts tomorrow (Saturday August 23) Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will offer guided tours of castle walls as well as a temporary exhibition, all free to the public.

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Locals urged to make most of Heritage Week

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Go local during Heritage Week and experience the hidden gems Westmeath has to offer, advises local TD, Willie Penrose.

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Westmeath dentists offer the best value in the country

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

A survey on dentists’ costs released this week puts Westmeath at the top of the leader board when it comes to affordability.

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Tour of the Midlands for Heart Foundation

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Edel Byrne and Ellen McMeel at the launch of the Tour of the Midlands. Photo: Andres Poveda

Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly was back in the saddle calling for 600 cycling enthusiasts to join him on the Irish Heart Foundation’s Tour of the Midlands with help from Edel Byrne and Ellen McMeel from the charity’s health promotion team.

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Athlone to welcome 7,500 Community Games participants

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Bressie is pictured with Hannah Connaughton and Mollie Connaughton, both from Mount Temple Baylin, at the recent launch of the HSE Community Games 2014 National Festival at Athlone Castle. Photo: Sportsfile

Athlone is to open its arms to 7,500 athletes, singers, debaters, chess players, and artists from across the country due to participate in this weekend’s Community Games Festival.

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