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It was nice to sit back and relax on Easter weekend to watch the league finals played out on Saturday and Sunday without having to deal with the pressures and roller coaster emotions of the previous week.
Athlone Castle will host a free family day on Easter Monday, April 17, from 12.30pm to 4pm to celebrate Cruinniú na Cásca - a new national day of culture and creativity.
Hundreds of people are set to walk, jog or run a 6.5 kilometre route on Salthill Promenade on Easter Monday to raise money for people with multiple sclerosis.
On Easter Monday, a large contingent of walkers and history enthusiasts departed from Newport to follow in the footsteps of Michael Kilroy's flying column, who during the War of Indepdence escaped through the mountains and countryside of Newport following an ambush in Kilmeena. The day started in upper Skirdagh where Niamh Chambers read the Proclamation followed by Billy Chambers' account of the West Mayo Flying Column. Then it was on to the now ruins of what was in their day the safe houses, where Michael Kilroy's men rested after the Kilmeanna ambush. Here Patrick Carey told the group about the people who once lived here and the men they looked after.
This Easter Monday at 10am the Nephin Beggars Hill Walking group and the Wild Nephin Mountains Group will be taking a trip back in time to May 1921 to the aftermath of the Kilmeanna ambush where Michael Kilroy's West Mayo flying column retreated to the safety of the Nephin mountains after an attack on a large force of British soldiers.
Enrolments for the Leaving and Junior Cert intensive Easter courses are currently being accepted at The Galway Study Centre in Mill Street. Classes will start on Tuesday morning March 29 and continue until Saturday April 2. Bookings will continue to be accepted up until Thursday March 24, provided there are places vacant. However as many subjects are almost booked out, there is limited availability at this stage. There is also a week of supervised study for Leaving students starting from next Monday, March 21. The supervised study group is limited to 15 and only a couple of fee spaces remain.
Easter weekend is fast approaching and it is with great delight that The Prince can say spring has finally sprung! Hopefully this beautiful weather will last and brighten Easter, but if not The Prince, Athlone has plenty going on.
There is a great line up of entertainment and dining in store if you visit the Beaten Path over the Easter period. Easter Sunday lunch will be served with all the traditional trimmings. So why not take the hassle out of cooking at home and enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch and at only €20 for a three course meal - it won’t break the bank.