It has been confirmed that Athlone will hold its own count after the May 23 Local Elections.
Speaking to the Advertiser, returning officer for Westmeath County Council, Billy Coughlan said that the council has decided to use Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí, Lissywollen as the count centre.
Breast cancer advocacy group Europa Donna Ireland has announced that the national Dragon Boat Roadshow will visit Baysport, Hodson Bay, Athlone on Sunday April 6.
Dragon boating is an ancient Chinese sport that sees up to 20 paddlers take to the water in a single boat, and it has become increasingly popular in Ireland in recent years. The Dragon Boat Roadshow aims to increase public awareness of the sport and the health benefits it offers.
The response to the Music Generation project in Westmeath has been described by its coordinator as “staggering”.
Music Generation is a music education partnership which is philanthropically funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds, as well as local authorities.