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Christmas shop now open at Dangan House Nurseries

Dangan Nurseries currently has an extensive range of Christmas trees for sale, from rooted trees to fresh cut trees.

National recognition for Athlone based horticultural enterprise

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Athlone based mushroom producers, Mary and Gerard Reilly of Reilly Mushrooms, have been shortlisted for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer awards. The biennial awards recognise and reward the exceptional performance being achieved by members of its Sustainable Quality Assurance schemes for horticulture, beef and dairy.

Former AIT student and noted footballer returns to alma mater

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A trailblazer in the world of women’s sport, professional footballer Cora Staunton made a welcome return to her alma mater, Athlone Institute of Techology, where she met with students and sporting aspirants as she discussed her recent autobiography and spoke of her off and on field achievements to date.

Grace and Scott the real heroes as Henshaw family raise funds for South Westmeath Hospice

I will begin this column by noting and paying respect to the late US president George Bush who died recently. I have not any particular memories about him but I have always felt that he was a most honourable person, and that seems to be the general opinion now upon his passing. I noted at his funeral home that his faithful dog who he has had for years was keeping watch on the rug outside, and I thought well, the late president must have had very admirable human traits. May he rest in peace.

Merlin Park House

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The Blake family started work on the construction of Merlin Park House in 1808 and it was completed in 1812. It cost £12,000 to build and provided much needed employment for many local skilled workers and labourers. Getting materials to the location proved difficult – it was said that more than 40 mules were used to transport goods and building materials from Galway to the site.

The High Kings bring ‘DECADE’ tour to the Radisson Blu Athlone

As part of their ‘DECADE’ tour, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, The High Kings are bringing their live show to the Radisson Blu in Athlone on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Evening of humorous theatre awaits at Roscommon Arts Centre

A favourite of Roscommon audiences, Seamus O'Rourke, makes a welcome return to the Roscommon Arts Centre stage on Thursday, December 13 at 8pm with his new play 'AND THANK YOU'!

Galway dentist’s treatment of anxious patient wins him Connacht Dentist of the Year Award

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A Galway city dentist has been named Colgate Connacht Dentist of the Year for 2018. Dr James Flood of Eyre Square Dental Clinic, was nominated for his treatment of a patient with a very challenging condition.

'If I can just get in there and swim I can be on the road to recovery'

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It is winter. Cold out. Most of us sane people cosy up to a toasty, warm, fire in the evening. On the other hand there are the hardy souls of the Atlantic Masters Swimming Club who plunge into the icy ocean at all times of the year and live to tell the tale and even thrive on the experience.

Taking stock and making plans

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As the days get shorter and the winter solstice approaches, spending time outside happens less and less. This is the time to take stock of how your garden is working for you, and consider any changes you’d like to make in time for spring. Mind you, it might seem as though you’re working for the garden rather than the other way around, with mowing, trimming and tidying taking more time than you’d like, so if you’d like to change that, it’s worth considering some improvements to your garden layout and planting.

 

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