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Easter weekend at The Prince

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Easter weekend is fast approaching and it is with great delight that The Prince can say spring has finally sprung! Hopefully this beautiful weather will last and brighten Easter, but if not The Prince, Athlone has plenty going on.

Kilkenny jockey nominated for HRI award

A Kilkenny jockey is leading the charge in the racing world, having been nominated for an award at the upcoming Horse Racing Ireland Awards 2011.

Competition to find most beautiful cow

One of Ireland's most prestigious beauty contests has just been launched to find the most beautiful cow in the country.

Phelan named as sole Labour candidate

Labour have set out their stall early in the fight to regain a Daíl seat in the constituency, with the selection of Cllr Ann Phelan to contest the next election.

All bets are off

It was enough to bring a tear to the eye of the hardest cynic. In the midst of all the current disasters it was heart-warming to hear that at least one group is doing its best to spread a little cheer among the population.

Gowran Park 2009 fixtures

Horse Racing Ireland announced today that an additional national hunt race meeting has been added to the existing Gowran Park Racing Calendar which will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2009.

Cody to open popular Eigse Sliabh Rua

The Eigse Sliabh Rua festival is almost upon us and this year hurling legend Brian Cody will open the annual event on Friday November 21.

Books on my table this Christmas

I have often been intrigued by the stories of German spies parachuted into Ireland during World War II. It was quite an intriguing time. De Valera was anxious to steer the country in neutral waters, despite serious pressure from Britain and America to at least open our ports to the transatlantic convoys which were being hammered by German U-boats. The IRA and its sympathisers, were pro German to such an extent that Germany believed it could foster a lot of trouble in Britain’s ‘back yard’ by encouraging the IRA to make mischief.


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