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Roscommon Lamb Festival 2009

Roscommon is the place to be from Wednesday 29th April to Monday 4th May 2009 for the second annual Roscommon Lamb Festival. Come and join us to enjoy the best of local food, particularly our naturally reared Roscommon lamb. This festival promises to appeal to both town and country, young and not so young. This… Read more

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Swish for Special Olympics

“Telling women not to shop is like telling the Pope not to pray. Women always want clothes, credit crunch or not. I love a good swish.” Twiggy. Are you still holding on to clothes that no longer serve you? The Athlone Springs Hotel is hosting a ‘Swish Party’ on Thursday 7th May 2009 in aid… Read more

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Clann na nGael Notes

CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF G.A.A CELEBRATING 73 YEARS OF CLANN NA NGAEL G.A.A CLUB   O'ROURKE CUP Clann na nGael   1 – 10   Kilbride   2 – 9 The Clann na nGael Athlone Springs Hotel team played Kilbride on Saturday evening last at a bitterly cold Kilbride. Clann were very slow to get out of the… Read more

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21 Years of Drum Community Centre

Today, 18 March 2009, marks the 21st anniversary of the official opening of Drum Community Centre. On Friday, 18 March 1988 – the day after Clann na nGael played in the All-Ireland Club Football Final – the people of Drum gathered as the Bishop of Elphin, Most Rev. Dr. Dominic Conway, joined ‘Mayor of Drum’… Read more

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Athlone People of the Year Awards

Just a quick reminder that today is the closing date for nominations for this year’s Athlone People of the Year Awards. If you haven’thad a chance to nominate anyone you consider a worthy winner and would like to do so you can use the form on the website. Just click on the link below.http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/wmipersonyearKaren. Karen… Read more

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‘Cupán Tae’ sa Droim do Sheachtain na Gaeilge

Tá Ionad Pobail an Droma ag tabhairt cuireadh duit ‘cupán tae’ a bheith agat leo chun ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ a cheiliúradh. Beidh an fhéile bhliantúil ar siúl ar fud na tíre go dtí Lá Fhéile Pádraig. An chuspóir atá leis an bhféile ná úsáid na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn sa saol laethúil. Tá imeachtaí… Read more

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‘Cupán Tae’ in Drum for Seachtain na Gaeilge

Drum Community Centre invites you to join them for a ‘cupán tae’ to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. The annual festival runs nationwide until St. Patrick’s Day and aims to promote the use of the Irish language in everyday life. National and local events are being organised across the country, and Drum Community Centre in Athlone… Read more

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Recognising a Stroke

The following simple guidelines were received by email. They offer some simple and practical ways of recognising a stroke. If in doubt, always contact your GP or the emergency services by calling 999 or 112. A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the… Read more

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Greetings from Queensland

The following email was received from Helen Turvey nee Kilroy, who lives in Queensland, Australia. If you can help Helen or have any information, please contact us and we’ll put you in touch. Thanks. Attached is a photo of my great grandfather who came from The Batteries, Athlone and his niece, Delia Kilroy (daughter of… Read more

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Your County Needs you!!

Does your Granny have what it takes to be the 2009 Granny of the Year? From Ballyshannon to Ballymaloe we want you to nominate your Granny to take part in the ‘2009 Granny of the Year Contest’ in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. If she gives the best hugs, makes the tastiest cakes or is… Read more