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Property: Waterstown, Glasson, Athlone
THE SECOND heat of the annual Show Me The Funny competition returns to The Kings Head next Monday, with the Fred Cooke as special guest, and Gerry Mallon as MC.
IT'S BACK! Show Me The Funny, one of Ireland's major comedy competitions, returns to The King's Head this month, with emerging comedians fighting it out over the coming weeks, for the right to play Electric Picnic.
There is a lot to be said about being able to work in your own place, among your own people. It’s very parochial and comforting to be walking the paths of your childhood, waving good mornings to people you grew up with. There is a familial concept to it that forms your every decision for the day.
Property: Glebe, Ballymore, Westmeath
Clifden was among the winners at the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Awards scooping a merit award prize at the recent awards presentation ceremony.
Dr Laura Noonan of the Health Centre in Ballymore, Co Westmeath, has been named Establishing GP of the Year at the 2017 GPBuddy National GP Awards.
Property: Ballymore Village, Westmeath
Between the years 1947 and 1955 Rocky Marciano entered the squared circle 49 times and remained undefeated against all challengers. The reasons are many, including his relentless fighting style, punching power, stamina, and iron chin. However, at the end of his career, 49 pros had thrown everything they had at him, and he always found a way to survive. And win. Retiring with a perfect record 49-0 and an 88 per cent knockout rate, he stands as one of the undisputed greatest boxers of all time. Dublin footballers now stand on the cusp of such immortality with a possible three in a row of titles on the horizon.
All-Ireland final fever is here. I still have to pinch myself to contemplate that Mayo are back in the football showpiece again. Looking at Mayo's run to the final you'd almost forget that it started against Sligo in Castlebar on May 21. The ticket fiasco is still the same, however, with most Mayo folk willing to beg, borrow, or steal to get their hands on that elusive golden ticket. Some novel efforts took to Tinder looking for a female acquaintance, the only catch was they had to have a spare ticket for the game. The most desperate are offering their spouses in return for a match day pass, it's all part of the fun, it's all part of the build up.