Setting the pace as a positive mindset overcomes health adversity

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Athlone native Emma Canning, who hopes by telling her story of overcoming a cancer diagnosis, it inspires others to seek health and fitness fulfilment. A prominent member of the Moate Athlone Running Group, Emma completed her first marathon in October 2018, when she successfully ran the 26.2 mile Dublin course.

An inspiration to her Moate Athlone Running Group (MARG) colleagues, Athlone native, Emma Canning’s return to good health following her cancer experience is a continuing source of immense pride for the Brawny resident.

Originally from Assumption Road, the running enthusiast reflects upon the Spring of 2014, dark clouds hovering above, as she received news of her cancer diagnosis.

At the mere age of 34 and with her daughter, Eve, just four years of age, it was news which Emma least expected to receive.


European Movement Ireland’s ‘Can Vote Will Vote’ campaign for the European Elections 2019, comes to Athlone.

On Thursday, 7 March 2019, European Movement Ireland will be in the Golden Island Shopping Centre in Athlone for a voter registration drive for the European Elections 2019. EMI staff will be on hand to share information about the 2019 Elections and ...

The Week

Celebrate the national feast day with guided tours of Athlone’s noted tourist attractions

The Druids, who play Tuar Ard in Moate on April 20

Athlone Castle and Luan Gallery have announced that visitors can avail of guided tours at both sites this St. Patrick’s weekend, with the gallery offering free guided tours throughout the day on the national feast day, Sunday, March 17. ...


Large and luxurious property offering superb lake views

Property: Lough Ree Lodge, Cornaseer, Kiltoom, Co. Westmeath, N37 CP46 ...


Audi e-tron now available for test drive at Audi Athlone

Audi Athlone brand ambassador Robbie Henshaw collects his new Q5 from John Flanagan, Brand Manager at Audi Athlone, along with Audi Athlone staff.

Audi’s much anticipated new electric SUV, the Audi e-tron, has arrived in Ireland, with the premium car manufacturer’s first fully electric model now available for test drive at Audi Athlone. ...


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 ...


Au Naturel to host event to promote hormone health week

AIT student, Jessica O’Brien

Au Naturel, the health food shop specialising in quality vitamin and herbal supplements, located in Paynes Lane, Belhavel, is hosting an in-store female hormone regulation event on Wednesday, March 27, from 12.30pm-2.30pm. ...


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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