Tusla And Epic Celebrate Achievements Of Children And Young People In Care

Tusla – Child and Family Agency and EPIC (Empowering People in Care) held a conference on Wednesday 1st November in Athlone to celebrate the achievements of children and young people in care in Ireland. Tusla and EPIC have collaborated to create 15 children’s fora for children in foster care and residential care. Fora are fun, […]

Athlone Conference To Hear Findings Into Origins Of Our Brown Trout Populations

Inland Fisheries Ireland in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast will present the findings of a three-year research study into the genetic make-up of Ireland’s brown trout and sea trout populations at a one-day conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on 17th October 2017. The main purpose of the conference is to report on […]

Cancer Survivor On 300-mile Cross Country Trek For Charity

 Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300 mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven, Co. Cork this summer. The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two week walk. The pair […]

The Midlands are Alive with the Sound of Singing!

In June more than 1,500 children and young people will flock to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) for a three-day festival of choral singing to mark the culmination of Singfest 2017. Developed out of a groundbreaking choral residency presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW) in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, Singfest 2017 will […]

Free Midlands Bootcamp To Help Businesses Become Sustainable

Sustainable Nation Ireland, the national body helping Irish business become more sustainable, is hosting 2°Camp Midlands-based businesses are invited to register and take part for free on Thursday, April 13 at the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Office in Athlone. Well-known author and Entrepeneur Ron Immink will guide businesses through the ins and outs of sustainability Topics include resource […]

Businesses won’t survive if they are not sustainable: free Midlands bootcamp aims to get companies ready with unmissable tips and expert advice

Sustainable Nation Ireland, the national body helping Irish business become more sustainable, is hosting 2°Camp Midlands-based businesses are invited to register and take part for free on Thursday,April 13 at the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Office in Athlone. Well-known author and Entrepeneur Ron Immink will guide businesses through the ins and outs of sustainability Topics include resource efficiency, […]

Offaly Tourism: Clonmacnoise

The monastery of Clonmacnoise is located in Offaly on the River Shannon south of Athlone.  The monastery was founded in 545 by Ciaran of Clonmacnoise.  The monastery became a major centre of religion, learning, craftsmanship, and trade by the 9th century and together with Clonard it was the most famous in Ireland, visited by scholars […]