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Gold star potential in dark sky ecotourism, claims TUS Athlone academic

Thu, Feb 02, 2023

RONAN FAGAN

The Midlands region offers vast potential to capitalise upon dark sky tourism, a Director of Research Development in the Faculty of Business and Hospitality at Technological University of the Shannon: Athlone Campus, has stated this week.

Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser, Dr Tony Johnston, noted the popularity of dark sky tourism on a global scale, its benefits for ecological protection and restoration and referenced locations within the Midlands region which offer potential in this regard.


News

Council Cathaoirleach welcomes installation of Columbarian wall at Coosan cemetery

Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, has welcomed the imminent installation of a long sought after Columbarian Wall within the grounds of Coosan cemetery.

Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, has welcomed the installation of a long sought after Columbarian Wall within the grounds of Coosan cemetery. ...


The Week

Singer-songwriter Siobhán O’Brien set to perform at Dean Crowe Sessions this month

Siobhan O'Brien plays the Dean Crowe Sessions on Friday, February 17

The Dean Crowe Sessions continue this month, singer-songwriter, Siobhán O’Brien, gracing the theatre bar on Friday, February 17, for a live show which will commence at 7.45pm. ...


Property

Tastefully renovated and modernised School House residence in Kilteevan

The School House, Cloontogher
Kilteevan, Roscommon ...


Motoring

All new 1.8-litre Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV on the way

All new 1.8-litre Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV on the way

Toyota Ireland tells us that following the successful launch of the Corolla Cross 2.0-litre hybrid electric, it is adding a new 1.8-litre hybrid version. ...


Business

Ibec report shows role of Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in delivering prosperity

Pictured at the INTO retirement function in Athlone last week were: Back Row (L to R) Carmel Browne, INTO CEC Rep District 7, Heather McCullagh, Cloonakilla NS, Patty Naughton, Castlesampson NS, Helen O’Toole, Branch Secretary Athlone/Moate. Front Row: Joan Conway, Cornafulla NS, Eimear Cronally, Chairperson Athlone/Moate Branch, and Geraldine McGrane, St Paul’s NS.

As the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (BGFA) nears its 25th anniversary, Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published a new report that spotlights the significant economic and social prosperity that the landmark agreement has ...


Sport

Buccaneers regain league leadership with bonus point win over St Mary’s College

Buccaneers captain, Martin Staunton, is pictured with matchday mascots, Campbell Walkinson and Aoife Nolan, prior to the Pirates victory over St Mary’s College at the weekend

Buccaneers regained leadership of the Energia All-Ireland League Division 1B with a fully deserving 31-24 victory over St. Mary’s College in front of a big attendance at Dubarry Park on Saturday. ...


Lifestyle

IPPM offering an affordable solution to pelvic floor problems

Aoife Ni Eochaidh

IPPM, founded by Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist in women’s and men’s health is providing an affordable solution for incontinence and other pelvic conditions for mothers. ...


Opinion

Uncertainty of omicron variant a concern as Carty plays pivotal role in Connacht rugby victory

Hello to all the Advertiser readers.
As I am compiling this piece on Tuesday, we still do not know what the mysterious Omicron variant is capable of, or the details of it. ...

 

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