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New gym in Blyry Court

JG Elite in Blyry Court, Athlone, will celebrate its official opening this Saturday May 23, at 1pm.

Westmeath minor hurlers impress

Inspired by the promising Doyle twins, Westmeath strolled to an emphatic 5-19 to 0-4 Leinster Minor Hurling Championship success over Wicklow at the Ballinakill Centre of Excellence.

Westmeath artwork is a Texaco calendar choice

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A drawing by 14-year-old Westmeath student Orla Kelly, from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone has been chosen to illustrate the 2015 Texaco Children’s Art Calendar.

Returning faces boosts Mayo challenge

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Not to long ago the list of Mayo’s walking wounded looked like it could not only derail James Horan’s stated aim of going for league title, but could have made the first step in achieving that goal, being in with a chance of making the semi-final, very difficult. After Mayo lost out to Tyrone in Omagh a few weeks ago, Horan pointed out that he was short some 20 players due to injury and club-commitments. But the past few weeks have seen that number come right down with only Alan Dillon and Chris Barrett on the long term list, and Cillian O’Connor very close to a return to action, according to the Mayo boss after last weekend’s victory over Kerry in MacHale Park. The Castlebar Mitchels contingent are still concentrating on club duty ahead of St Patrick’s Day.

Minister could overturn council’s wind energy policy

Westmeath’s newly formed policy on wind energy could be overturned by the Department of the Environment if it is found to be out of step with national policy, it emerged this week.

Westmeath vehicle company in Central Criminal Court over fatal school bus crash

A grandmother has told a trial in relation to a fatal school bus crash in which a schoolboy died that she thought the same bus was going to turn over and crush her and her grandchild.

Moate man caught with stolen cattle crush by good Samaritan

A good Samaritan who helped retrieve a stolen cattle crush has been described by a judge as “the best neighbour in the world”.

Westmeath spends €16,730 on gifts to support families overseas

People from Westmeath spent €16,730 on gifts for the world’s poorest people last Christmas, that is according to overseas development agency, Trócaire. The charity thanked the people of Co Westmeath for remembering families in need overseas when planning their Christmas shopping, as it launched its 2012 Christmas gift range.

Westmeath urged to nominate county’s Carers of the Year for award

The Carers Association are urging Westmeath to recognise the work of their local carers by nominating them for The Carers of the Year Awards 2012. Recently launched by patrons of The Carers Association, Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan, The Carers of the Year Awards 2012 recognises the phenomenal work and commitment of family carers.

Westmeath urged to nominate Carers of the Year

The Carers of the Year Awards 2012 were launched recently by The Carers Association, whose members took the opportunity to highlight the physical, emotional, and psychological cost of caring for their loved ones in the home. There are 2,862 carers in Westmeath providing 66,262 hours of care in the home each week to frail older people, people with disabilities, terminally ill, and those with special needs.


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