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Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the Alzheimer Society Annual Tea Day on Thursday May 1 is the main national fundraising event to provide funds to help and support almost 42,000 families affected by Alzheimer’s nationwide.
Three Westmeath events have been chosen as ‘flagship events’ as part of The Gathering 2013 - Festival of the Fires at the Hill of Uisneach in May, the Joe Dolan Westmeath Bachelor Festival in Mullingar on August 2-4, and the Pan European GAA Championship in Athlone in October.
by Finian Coghlan
This week it was the turn of Athlone to host ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ forum, Ireland’s biggest ever tourism initiative, consisting of a year-long programme of festivals and events throughout the nation.
Some of the world’s strongest men will be making their way to Mullingar this August bank holiday weekend.
The county quietly gained its latest tourist attraction this week with the news that the 34km walking route between Kilbeggan and Mullingar - the Westmeath Way - has been formally recognised by the National Trails Office, the trekking branch of the Irish Sports Council.
The Destination Sport-Mullingar project has scooped a top national award in this year’s Local Government Awards.
The number of publicly accessible playgrounds in Westmeath has risen from three in 2004 to 23 at the moment, with another five to follow before the end of 2011, members of the county council were told at its monthly meeting this week.
Leas-cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, Cllr Dan McCarthy, performed the official opening of Delvin Playground on Monday. This is now the 12th playground facility provided under the council’s Playground Provision Scheme.