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Local primary school teachers participate in Food Dudes presentation occasio

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Primary school teachers from County Westmeath, recently joined teaching colleagues from across the region for a Food Dudes Presentation Day at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, to celebrate the achievements of 540 schools that have completed their three-year participation in the award-winning Food Dudes Programme.

Clutching a candle, Tom Casey withdraws his evidence

The horrific Maamtrasna murders, the arrest of 10 men, the rush to ‘justice’, the evidence of the Cappanacrehas (known to be bitter enemies of the murdered Joyces), the two informers Anthony Philbin and Thomas Casey (whose false evidence led to penal servitude for life for five innocent men, and the execution of one innocent man), was followed in minute detail not only throughout Ireland, but in Britain and among the Irish communities in America. Yet nowhere did it impact more than on the mountainside community of Maamtrasna .

Connacht women selected for Ireland

Ten Connacht players have been selected on the Ireland U18 women's squad ahead of the 2023 Six Nations Festival.

‘A man ran shouting: Lord Cavendish and Burke are killed..’

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The Maamtrasna Murders happened at a time of deep unrest in Ireland. Three years previously, the most effective protest against the insidious landlord domination of the vast majority of the Irish people found expression in the Land League. It was established on October 21 1879, in the Imperial Hotel, Castlebar, by a former Fenian prisoner Michael Davitt. In a sweeping revolutionary statement, the League proclaimed the right of every tenant farmer to own the land he worked on. Because of the abuses heaped on tenants by some landlords, it had an immediate impact.

Connacht keep on track with hard-earned win in Wales

Connacht are still holding on to their top eight position in the URC after a hard-earned 20-22 win over Dragons in Wales.

Connacht could face a tricky assignment against lowly Dragons

Connacht are back in United Rugby Championship action when they travel to Wales to face the Dragons on Saturday (7.35pm).

McCarthy to be formally inducted into Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame

Athlone resident, Tim McCarthy, is one of four former players who will be inducted into the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame in the class of 2023 during a ceremony to be hosted later this calendar year.

Historical Society talk in Claremorris


Youthful Buccaneers squad advance to Bateman Cup final with Dubarry Park win



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