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The Salmon Weir Bridge

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The foundation stone for this bridge was laid on June 29, 1818, by William Le Poer Trench and the structure was completed the following year. The original purpose was to connect the new County Courthouse with the County Gaol on Nuns' Island. It is a fine gently humped five-span bridge which was originally known as ‘The New Bridge’ or ‘Gaol Bridge’.

Athlone Castle to host numerous events of interest during Heritage Week 2022

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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will once again deliver an exciting and engaging programme of events during National Heritage Week 2022 in collaboration with a broad selection of specialist heritage experts, facilitators, artisans and historians and supported by the Heritage Council under the Irish Walled Towns Network 2022 Interpretation Fund.

How to paint the exterior of your newly built home

We get a lot of queries at Pat McDonnell Paints this time of year, as the weather improves, from customers wanting to paint the exterior of their newly built houses. Painting the exterior of your home not only transforms it but will also help to protect it from weather damage.

Grants announced for nine Galway heritage sites under Community Monuments Fund

Nine historic sites in Galway city and county are to benefit from close to €450,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Monuments Fund, it was announced this week.

How to revive your decking

Given our climate in Ireland, decking requires regular maintenance. We get a lot of queries at Pat McDonnell Paints this time of year about how to breathe new life into old decking. Once you have decided it is time to spruce up your deck, below are the steps that are involved.

Westmeath County Council receive substantial government funding for road network

Westmeath County Council are set to receive over €12.8 million for regional and local roads, according to local Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke.

Night of the Big Wind – 1839

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In November 1824, the Church Wardens of Castlebar sought proposals from contractors to build a new church. Plans were displayed at the house of the Revd. William Smith.

Programme of conservation works completed on Athlone Town Wall

A programme of conservation works has been completed on the Athlone Town Wall, the local authority confirmed this week.

Gardenwise | Colour Me Beautiful – paint in the garden

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I often think paint colour is one of the most underused elements in a garden and it’s something I always address when I’m producing garden plans for my clients. Paint can make such a difference to the feel of a space, making it feel bigger, smarter and pulled together, but can also be used to great effect on individual features like furniture to transform it.

Significant funding allocated towards the construction of new town bridge

The provision of significant funding afforded to the construction of a new bridge to cross the River Shannon in the heart of Athlone is a welcome boost towards the continuance of the national cycleway route from Dublin to Galway.


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