Offaly Hayfever And Asthma Sufferers Brace Themselves For The Onset of Hayfever And Asthma Attacks

Thoughts of the summer months usually fill people with bliss but this is not the case for the 7,611 Offaly asthmatics who also suffer from hayfever.  Instead, their summer is spent bracing themselves for irritating hayfever symptoms which often cause their asthma to flare-up and can even escalate into serious asthma attacks. The Asthma Society […]

Cancer Survivor Thanks People Of Offaly for Daffodil Day Support

Cancer survivor Stephanie Powell, the face of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day campaign this year, has thanked the people of Offaly for their generosity as total funds raised for cancer patients have reached over €3m. With more funds still to be banked the Society is hopeful of reaching its target of €4m over the […]

Intel Donates €21,000 To Organisations And Charities In Offaly

Intel Ireland, celebrated the success of its 2017 “Matching Grant” initiative, donating €560,803 to schools, sports teams and charitable organisations across 22 counties in Ireland. Over €21,000 was donated to organisations in Offaly. The organisations which were part of the Matching Grant initiative included charities like Jigsaw, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Dogs for the Disabled, as well as […]

Five Projects From Offaly Exhibited At Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards In Dublin

Five groups of young people from Offaly exhibited their community action project at the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards on 21st April 2018, in Citywest, Hotel and Conference Centre.   Darragh Hynes, aged 17, from Meath was named the overall national winner at the Awards. His Citizenship Project, which raised €2140 for St Francis Hospice through a […]

Offaly XL Stores Takes Top Prizes At XL Retailing Standard Awards

Several XL Stores from across County Offaly were honoured for achieving outstanding excellence in retail at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards which attracted retailers from all over Ireland to the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone, for the ceremony run by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL brand.   Scully’s XL Foodstore, […]

Only 7% Of Offaly Asthmatics Know All Symptoms Of An Asthma Attack

Only 7% of asthmatics in Offaly know all the symptoms of an asthma attack, according to the Asthma Society of Ireland.  There are 7,611 asthmatics living in County Offaly. One person dies a week in Ireland as a result of their asthma, but 90% of these deaths are preventable. To mark the global World Asthma […]

New Youth Orchestra Triumphs At Spectacular Gala Concert In AIT

Following months of rehearsals, members of Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s developmental orchestral programme ‘Sinfonietta’ gave their first major public performance last Saturday, 21 April. The programme which was open to 11-19 year-olds in both counties was developed in partnership with Maynooth University Department of Music. The young ensemble worked tirelessly to prepare for the event with […]

Offaly Eateries To Compete At Al-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018

The All-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018 will be taking place on May 14th at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road. This will be the 10th anniversary since the beginning of the prestigious annual awards ceremony which is the largest and most coveted in the Irish hospitality industry. Since its beginning in 2009 the event has grown significantly […]

UL Newspaper Scoops National Media Award

Journalism students at UL have scooped the prestigious Newspaper of the Year title at the National Student Media Awards. Limerick Voice a 40-page local newspaper, produced by masters and fourth year Journalism and New Media students won the top media award in the category sponsored by The Irish Times. The UL newspaper is part of a module […]

Offaly Man Spins Winning Streak Wheel

An Offaly man who spun the Grand Prize Wheel on Winning Streak on RTE One on Saturday (14th April), winning a total of €42,000, claims he is the fifth person from his country road in Daingean to appear on the popular game show! Retired former Bord na Mona employee, Jimmy Kilmurray, thought he was the butt of an […]

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