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Galway Bay Hotel receives gold standard accolade at Best Companies Awards

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Hodson Bay Hotel Group has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in this prestigious Deloitte Awards Programme for the fourth year in a row, recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin recently. Former Taoiseach, Chairman of IFSC Ireland and EU Ambassador to the EUR, John Bruton, was special guest speaker at the event.

MeetWest 2012 a major networking success

MeetWest 2012, which took place in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20-21, was a huge success.

Ballagh have to put it in for the full 60 minutes on Sunday

On what will be a unique day for football as a club from the geographical county of Roscommon will be Connacht champions. This will be the first time that St Brigid’s from Roscommon and Ballaghaderreen from Mayo/Roscommon will contest a provincial final. This unique pairing has presented an opportunity for some people to debate the age old argument of whether the Mayo boys should in fact be playing in Roscommon. As we all know, the town is administered by Roscommon County Council and for all intents and purposes is a Roscommon town, but it has declared its football allegiance to Mayo for the past 124 years. Whatever your views are on the issue, all of Mayo will be staunchly supporting the Ballagh boys in McHale Park on Sunday. I am not so sure they have the armoury to beat the Roscommon champions who, incidentally, are managed and coached by Kevin McStay and Liam McHale. I was in the Hodson Bay hotel during the week (Brigid’s territory) and many I spoke to are confident that not alone will Brigid’s win a Connacht title, but they feel they are good enough to win an All-Ireland this year. I’m not so sure but Sunday will give us a fair indication of their true worth. Ballaghaderreen, on the other hand, have been quite patchy in their recent performances. In their semi-final victory over Curry they were fortunate to be behind by just two points at half time. Had it been Brigid’s they were playing on that occasion Ballagh would have been out of sight by then. It could have been seven or eight. They did not get motoring until after half time and in fairness they were brilliant when they eventually did, playing arguably their finest football of the year in that second half. But if they are to stand any chance of winning on Sunday they will definitely need to perform for the entire 60 minutes.

Athlone bereavement charity launches awareness campaign

Today, Friday November 2, in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Anam Cara will launch its national awareness campaign with its annual Balloon to Remember release. Each balloon is dedicated to the memory of a son or daughter who has died.

“Prudence” and policy should guard Shannon from fracking fears

The integrity of the Shannon would be secured into the future if Ireland was to follow the German lead in relation to the controversial mining practice of fracking, it was revealed this week.

Volunteer Appreciation Day taking place in Athlone

Youth work and volunteering will come under the spotlight when the No Name Club honours its adult volunteers at a special celebration tomorrow, Saturday June 30.

Take the mystery out of your hair

Everyone wants to leave the salon looking and feeling fabulous. The team at the newly opened Enigma Hair Studio, at the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone understand what it takes to make that happen.

Full house for septic tank information meeting

Almost 300 people attended a public information meeting held by local Deputy Denis Naughten in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Tuesday evening to outline the issues surrounding septic tanks and the new regulations to be introduced.

Westmeath students dazzle in an array of ‘junk kouture’ at regional final

It was a full house at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone recently for the Western Regional Final of the ERP Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition which saw the top 80 entries from the west take to the catwalk in their self-made creations. The competition, which is in its second year, challenges second level students to rework trash and other recycled materials into remarkable high-end couture fashion. Milliner Rachel Feeley, visual artist Ann Eingfield, dressmaker and designer Terry McGann, and head of corporate communications at ERP Ireland Yvonne Holmes judged on the night and were blown away by the standard and variety on show.

Chamber’s Best in Business awards launched

Midlands Gateway Chamber launched the Best in Business Awards yesterday, Thursday March 22, at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.


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