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An exciting weekend of literary events planned for Athlone festival

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An audience with novelist and playwright Dermot Bolger, a reading by human rights activist Colm O’Gorman, a workshop on how to write your memoir and a debate on the burning questions of the day are just a few of the key attractions of this year’s Athlone Literary Festival which takes place from Friday September 25 to Sunday September 27. Organisers of the festival have compiled an intriguing and diverse schedule of events for the annual event, which is now becoming a fixture on the cultural calendar of the region. For those excited by the cut and thrust of debate and discussion on some of the vital questions in this turbulent time, The Big Question on Friday evening is tailor-made.

Ready to occupy home in popular estate

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Good value for money and ready to occupy. Four bedroom (one en suite) semi-detached home located in the desirable location of Coosan, close to Athlone town centre with all its amenities. Minutes walk from Coosan Church, Headstart Montessori and after school homework club, Bounty Bar and function room, Athlone Rugby Club, Midlands Regional Sports Centre, Coosan Point and Lough Ree.

Here come the girls!

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If you thought your girly night out was at death’s door, then fear not because Boots Athlone and The Prince Bar have come together to launch a new element to your girls night out!

Olive Loughnane gets Westmeath moving for heart week

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World silver medal race walker Olive Loughnane teamed up with Boyzone’s Mikey Graham, and RTÉ Prime Time presenter Miriam O’Callaghan to get the nation moving as part of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Heart Week which runs from Monday September 21 to Sunday September 27.

Free music education for Westmeath primary pupils

The Next Generation Music Academy (NGMA) is the groundbreaking new music tuition centre situated in St Mary’s Square, Athlone.

Willow Park residents and landlords in major clean up drive

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Residents and landlords from the Willow Park area pulled their resources together last weekend when they participated in their eight clean up the own area. The local clean up was organised by the Willow Park Residents Association chaired by Padraig Higgins, and the landlord of the area, Tom Harney.

New approach to waste collection can save money - Cllr Aengus O'Rourke

At the September meeting of Athlone Town Council, Councillor Aengus O'Rourke asked the council executive to examine the cost implications for the council if it were to withdraw completely from providing a commercial and domestic waste collection service. At the meeting on Monday evening Cllr O’Rourke said, “This council currently provides a waste collection service to homes and businesses in the Athlone area at a significant loss to this council. The cost of running the service for 2009 will be approximately €813,000 and the projected income from the sale of the bin tags will be in the region of €500,000. The simple maths is that the council is set to lose in excess of €300,000 to operate the service.”

Unique fundraiser this Sunday at The Olive Bar

This Sunday September 13 local publican Cian Moran of The Olive Bar has organised a family event in a bid to raise money for the South Westmeath Hospice.

Passionfruit back in action after five month closure

After an unsettled few months, Athlone’s Passionfruit Theatre is getting ready to reopen its doors to the public next week.

Timely boost for gum litter campaign

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The highly successful local Gum Litter Campaign received a timely boost recently, as Westmeath County Council and Athlone Town Council engaged in a range of activities aimed at heightening awareness of the problem.


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