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New lifeboat gets first shout - after just seven minutes

The new RNLI lifeboat for Lough Ree was called out on its first rescue mission just seven minutes after being put on station at the Coosan slip.

Athlone man shortlisted for major sailing award

A local man has been shortlisted for one of the Irish Sailing Association’s (ISA) prestigious annual awards. Vincent Rafter, from Athlone, earned his nomination in the Volunteer of the Year categoryfor his contribution to the Lough Ree Yacht Club.

Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat station goes live

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The RNLI’s 44th lifeboat station in Ireland has officially been put into service and become a declared search and rescue asset on Lough Ree. The new lifeboat station is based at Coosan Point in Athlone. The RNLI will operate a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat from temporary station facilities with the cost of the set-up estimated to be around €150,000.

Learn to sail at Lough Ree Yacht Club

Take advantage of the long summer evenings by signing up for this year’s adult sailing course at Lough Ree Yacht Club.

Lough Ree Yacht Club Adult Sailing Course

This is yacht sailing Lough Ree-style, at a price that won’t hurt the pocket.

An afternoon of nostalgia with Syd Shine

Syd Shine - renowned bandleader of the Crescent Ballroom from the 1930s onwards, will celebrate his 90th birthday, and will meet his friends from former days, on Sunday July 25 at 4.30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

Off-licences continue to thrive

After the publicans’ price freeze the other week, it looks like more glad tidings for the drinkers of Athlone with the news that two more off-licences have been given the green light by the local planning department.

Athlone ‘Springs’ Volvo Replica Ocean Boats

The world’s biggest sailing event, the 10th Volvo Ocean Race, will arrive in Ireland for the first time on May 23. Following the transatlantic leg, racing from Boston, it will arrive and stay in Galway for a two-week stopover before leaving on the next leg for Goteborg in Sweden.

 

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