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Joe Rooney comes to The Prince Bar
August 10 is a date for the diary as Joe Rooney makes a welcome return to the Prince of Wales Hotel Athlone.
‘Have you news of my boy Jack?’
Such were the demands on many young men, not motivated by any political ideal, or heroic pressure, to fight for their king and country in 1914, but were driven by the sense of advtenture and excitement, that war often evokes in the hearts of young men, that they queued in their thousands to answer the call to arms. If unsuccessful, due to some physical deficiency (although medical check-ups were usually just a formality), family often used its influence to gain admission to the armed forces.
Trip to Dip at Salthill
For five consecutive days, starting this weekend, Gráinne McMacken will be travelling around the coastal counties in Ireland and 'taking a dip' in order to raise money for the Hope Foundation.
Athlone girls scoop top Junk Prize
Creative students from Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Eleanor Dwyer, Jennifer Siak, and Emma Clarke, were announced as the overall winners at the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Grand Final 2016 in the 3Arena, Dublin on April 14.
Brexit - be afraid, be VERY afraid
It has been a busy 12 months at the ballot boxes – General Elections in Ireland and Britain, a landmark vote to introduce same-sex marriage in the Republic. Each has been noteworthy, historic, and in some cases seismic but, as Insider has noted for some time, the biggest electoral event facing Ireland in 2016 is Britain's upcoming EU membership referendum on June 23.
Mayo gets shown off to a worldwide audience
The promotion of Mayo as tourism destination was given another bump recently with Tourism Ireland arranged visits to the county for a major US tour operator and the Indian edition of the Lonely Plant Magazine which as 100,000 readers.
International interest in Colleran’s auction next week
Described by many as one of Galway's hidden gems Killeen House, Bushypark, on the shores of the Corrib, will be auctioned next Thursday by Don Colleran. Built by three English solicitors in 1837, it was purchased by the Palmer family from the Glenlo Abbey estate as a dower house in 1904. In 1949 Mary Simonds, who was returning from India, purchased the house and was responsible for a lot of the landscaping in the beautiful gardens. She lived there until 1963 when an American merchant banker, Frank Manheim, bought it. It was the Manheim family that carried out considerable renovations to the property to the highest standards which are still very evident today as the property is in wonderful condition throughout.
Mobile Motor Factor - your number one agent for UFI Filters
Mobile Motor Factor, the car parts and engine parts delivery company located in Athlone, is the number one agent in the Midlands for UFI Filters.
NUI Galway scientists make advances in battle against black fever
Scientists from NUI Galway and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK have shown how the parasite responsible for the neglected tropical disease black fever (visceral leishmaniasis) can become resistant to drug treatment, in a paper published today in the life sciences and biomedicine journal eLife.
Mayo volunteer aims to improve primary education in Uganda
Padraic McKeon, a retired primary principal teacher from Mayo has departed for Uganda to begin his third volunteer placement with VSO Ireland, the international development organisation that fights poverty through volunteers. Padraic will use his professional skills and experience to volunteer as a teacher educator in the Karamoja region where he will be involved in capacity building for pre-service tutors and students in preparation for school practice.