Numerous positives gleaned as local dignitaries make promotional visits

Thu, Mar 21, 2019


Dignitaries from Athlone were in national feast day travel mode as three elected representatives - one Minister of State and two Municipal District Councillors, visited international locations on promotional visits.

Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran travelled to Eastern Europe, where he visited Poland and the Czech Republic in his capacity as Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief.


Successful St. Patrick’s weekend festival tinged with loss of life tragedies

Mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza  and Town Mayor, Frankie Keena, prior to the Providence St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Well, well, so much has happened in the last seven days that it truly is difficult to know where to begin, or on what topic. But we’ll start with a good one, the St. Patrick’s Day parade which was held in Athlone on the Saturday, March ...

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Athlone Little Theatre presents ‘The Father’ by Florian Zeller

The cast of 'The Father' which plays in Athlone Little Theatre from April 6 for eight performances

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Comfort and spacious qualities to family residence set in tranquil surrounds

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All new stylish Range Rover Evoque SUV set to be launched

New Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque transformed the Land Rover range when it first launched in 2011, and now the dynamic SUV has undergone a major re-design to include a refreshed exterior and superior levels of capability. ...


Unrelated study might offer real value

Jane Downes.

Q: I am applying for a job. At the moment, I am also doing a part-time college course in an unrelated field and am wondering if I should mention this in the application? I don’t want them to think that my attention lies elsewhere or that my ...


LWETB invites applications for substantial local youth club grants

The four star Hotel Meyrick in the heart of Galway city, has a range of excellent short breaks and packages on offer, designed for those in need of a Spring break. For further information call 091 564041 or visit to see the full range of packages. Photo by David Cantwell.

Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) has announced that funding of over €52,000 is currently available to voluntary youth clubs and groups in the region. ...


Resilience in the face of adversity seminar apt in light of Ireland’s rugby defeat

Well I have to start with rugby. I think Joe Schmidt when he was interviewed after the match was fully correct when he said, “it’s a reality check for all of us,” and by that he meant the team and himself as head coach. How true ...


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