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Off the boil – Ballinahown water is safe again

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There were sighs of relief across Ballinahown this week as the boil water notice which has been in place in the village since August was finally lifted.

Birr gig for Galway’s Peadar King

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Peadar King is a singer and songsmith from Inishbofin Island, Galway.

Tractorcade brings city to a standstill

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The AA reported very severe traffic disruption in Kilkenny on Monday last following the protest carried out by Kilkenny farmers about recent cuts to their income.

Mid Ireland Tourism fifth annual golf classic

Mid Ireland Tourism held their fifth annual golf classic in the County Offaly renowned Castle Barna Golf Club, one of Ireland’s hidden gems that is nestled along the banks of the Grand Canal – on the edge of Daingean town.

A new lake for the Lake County?

It looks like a compromise might have been reached in the vexed question of pumping Shannon water to feed the projected Dublin deficit with the suggestion this week of a holding reservoir in Derrygreenagh bog, just outside Rochfortbridge.

Éire Óg bow out of Leinster

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Offaly champions Rhode powered their way to the AIB Leinster club senior football championship final when they defeated Éire Óg by 14 points at Dr Cullen Park on Sunday. The sheer physical size of the Rhode team and their footballing ability was something the Éire Óg men could not come to terms with.

“Still a real confidence in Athlone” - Taoiseach

The Left Bank Mall demonstrates very clearly the potential Athlone has for business growth - that’s according to Taoiseach Brian Cowen, who carried out the official opening of the mall yesterday.

Whiskey galore for Old Athlone Society

Distilling in counties Westmeath and Offaly is the subject of the Old Athlone Society’s January lecture which will be given by Michael Byrne of Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society. The lecture will take place on Tuesday January 20 in The Prince of Wales Hotel at 8pm, and will be fully illustrated.

The cream of comedy from Neil Delamere

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THROUGHOUT THE past decade Offaly’s Neil Delamere has been one of the top comics on the Irish comedy circuit. After graduating from DCU in the late 1990s he decided programming computers wasn’t for him and instead he began to do open mic slots in Dublin circuit.

Lakelanders’ bid to Foyle Oakleaf County

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Westmeath face a difficult challenge this weekend as they travel north to take on reigning league champions Derry in Ballinascreen at 2.30pm on Sunday. Having lost the opening round against Galway, an away win would be a welcome tonic to O’Flatharta’s men. Derry had two points to spare over Mayo in their first round clash and will not want to go down in their first home game of the season.

 

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