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Councillors push to reduce late night noise pollution caused by boy racers

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Councillors from Athlone Municipal District are hoping that the executive and Gardaí can work together to solve issues surrounding late night noise pollution caused by ‘boy racers’.

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Brideswell teachers’ contribute to Seychelles maths programme

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The Seychelles adoption of the school book Cracking Maths is certainly a tribute to the authors of the programme who include Joan Gilligan, Majella O’Connor, and Carmel Kelly of Brideswell National School, Athlone.

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Local hopefuls battle it out in the Next Top Model comp

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The search for the Midlands Next Top Model comes to an exciting conclusion this weekend with three local hopefuls among the five finalists taking part in Athlone Towncentre’s Style Sensation Fashion Event hosted by Roz Purcell.

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Lough Ree RNLI receives first callout for 2015

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat crew received their first callout of 2015 last Saturday, April18 after a 37 foot hire cruiser ran aground on Wood Shoal, near Lecarrow.

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Ballinasloe gears up for Vintage Club jumble

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The Ballinasloe Vintage Club annual jumble and craft fair takes place this Sunday, April 26 in Sean and Damien Carey’s Creagh Equestrian centre, Taughmaconnell Road from 9am.

The jumble will coverartisan interactive displays including pottery, smithing, and wood carving as well as vintage working section; an equestrian show; and a classic car appreciation. In addition there will be an 1,800 square foot indoor trading complex and external car boot sale with large parking facility on site for an enjoyable family day out.

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St Hilda’s Services launches charity golf classic

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Willie Brady (chairperson, St Hilda’s Services), Sheila Buckley Byrne (CEO, St Hilda’s Services), Fergal Loonam, Robbie Henshaw (Connacht and Ireland rugby), Enda Fitzgerald, Anna Walsh (Lady Captain, Athlone Golf Club) at the launch of the St Hilda’s Golf Classic which takes place in Athlone Golf Club on May 22.

Athlone Golf Club will host Friends of St Hilda’s Services golf classic on Friday May 22.

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Big spring clean Athlone campaign kicks off

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Athlone Tidy Towns Committee is calling on the local community to help spring clean Athlone in the last week of April.

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Former Finance Minister Alan Dukes holds Eurozone forum in AIT

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Former Minister Alan Dukes declared that if we used the capacity of the Eurozone that’s available today, we could do a far better job for all 500 million citizens of the EU. Mr Dukes and solicitor Ursula Tipp, addressed the question of European Economic Policy – What's in it for Ireland? at the evening seminar, jointly organised with European Movement Ireland, in Athlone Institute of Technology last week.

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Take the plunge with Swim for a Mile Challenge

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Swim Ireland (SI) is delighted to announce the return of Swim for a Mile Challenge to Westmeath from May 18-33. The initiative challenges members of the public to compete in national events to swim a mile. SI will provide a free training programme, advice, and motivation for all who take on the challenge. This year’s Athlone challenge will be hosted at Athlone Regional Sports Centre.

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Athlone successfully chosen as Healthy Town

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Westmeath County Council is delighted to announce that Athlone has been successfully chosen as the location for the Pfizer/ Irish Times Healthy Town 2015 which will start this September and run for eight weeks.

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Two Athlone teams compete for fit title

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The Elasticated Waistbands: Back row - James Fennell, David Guinan, and Gary Gaughan. Front row - Brenda Betson and Katie Devin

American Medical Systems have two teams competing in the finals of Westmeath’s Fittest Company Challenge, in association with Maurice Looby Fitness and LARCC centre.

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Council reveals new design for town centre link road

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Ongoing attempts to alleviate traffic issues in Athlone town centre have taken a new twist, after the council revealed a change in design for the long anticipated Railway Field link road.

The council unveiled the updated plans at the April meeting of Athlone Municipal District, which would see a link road run between St Vincent’s Hospital and the Crescent junction. The new plans were prepared following failed negotiations with CIE over the acquisition of the necessary lands for the road.

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