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A city councillor is encouraging the public to take part in #Gaeltober, an initiative for people to use Irish on social media and in their daily lives throughout the month of October.
The formal opening, on Friday morning last, of the Circle K M6 Athlone services station, is a significant and welcome boost for the local economy with the creation of over thirty jobs by Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer.
After a week of winds and rain, the weather looked favourably down down upon Athlone Boat Club on Saturday with rays of sun emanating from behind the clouds as the club's annual regatta commenced.
For the horsey types and punters travelling to this week’s Cheltenham Festival, the state of the turf is sure to come up in conversation – is it wet or dry, hard or soft, and how’s it going to suit the glossy supermodel you’ve put your money on for the next race? If, instead, you’re planning to spend this long weekend on your own turf, you’ve picked the perfect time, because weather permitting, March is ideal for laying a new lawn.
New year means new beginnings so it is time to consider re-training to change career or learn a new skill. The GRETB Training Centre in Mervue is celebrating 50 years training in the west in 2019, and you can be part of the celebrations.
CHRIS KENT has spent the past year balancing his comedy career with being a stay at home dad, trying to grow a beard, and removing the word 'mate' from his vocabulary, as "it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent".
The area we know as Devon Park in Salthill was originally part of the Lenaboy estate which belonged to the O’Hara family, who were based in Lenaboy Castle. The entire left hand side of our aerial photograph (c1940) was part of the estate, originally a green field site, the outer wall of which ran along the main Salthill Road. Bertie Simmons knocked part of that wall in the early 1930s and built two houses, one at the corner (where the fish shop is today) and one behind it where Hartigans lived.
THE SOUND of Music is one of the world's best loved musicals, and will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre by Claregalway's 9 Arch Musical Society tonight, Thursday November 15, Friday 16, and Saturday 17.
A new D class lifeboat for Ballyglass RNLI is to be officially named Clann Lir, during a ceremony at the inshore lifeboat station at 2pm on Saturday. The lifeboat, which went into service earlier this year, has been funded by a donation from the Central Bank of Ireland.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, has expressed concern about new proposals from the National Transport Authority to privatise another ten per cent of Bus Éireann routes from 2021.