Momentous occasion as enhanced town streetscape officially opened

Thu, Apr 18, 2019


A momentous and historic day in the fabric of Athlone as the official opening of the Church Street enhancement project was performed by Cllr. John Dolan, Cathaoirleach, Westmeath County Council, on Friday afternoon.

The town’s main thoroughfare has been completely revitalised by the €4m refurbishment project, the purpose of which was to aesthetically enhance the centre of Athlone and regenerate business in the locality.


Creative writing continues to flourish as Carty makes valuable contribution

Athlone native, Tony Dunne, who presently fulfils the role of United States Country Manager with Bank of Ireland, is pictured with his wife Andrea and children, Briony and Nola

I’m going to begin this column with really interesting creative and exciting news. Last Friday night I was invited to launch a book called Tales from the Heart – New Creative Writing from Athlone Institute of Technology. Now, this is a ...

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‘The Father’ to play at intimate Athlone Little Theatre venue

The cast of 'The Father' which plays in Athlone Little Theatre from April 6 for eight performances

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Large and luxurious property offering superb lake views

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Toyota Camry makes welcome return to the Irish motor market

After a fourteen year absence, the Toyota Camry is back on sale in Ireland with an entry level price of €39,750 for the base ‘Hybrid’ model. ...


Unrelated study might offer real value

Jane Downes.

Q: I am applying for a job. At the moment, I am also doing a part-time college course in an unrelated field and am wondering if I should mention this in the application? I don’t want them to think that my attention lies elsewhere or that my ...


Westmeath’s fittest company soon to be revealed

Members of the Westmeath County Council team, who were awarded Westmeath’s fittest company in 2018.

Twenty five teams from Westmeath based companies are in the final stages of preparation to compete for the title of the county’s fittest company. ...


Resilience in the face of adversity seminar apt in light of Ireland’s rugby defeat

Well I have to start with rugby. I think Joe Schmidt when he was interviewed after the match was fully correct when he said, “it’s a reality check for all of us,” and by that he meant the team and himself as head coach. How true ...


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