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What's on in the Athlone Area this week...

Thursday, 9th January, 2014 5:38pm

What's on in the Athlone Area this week...



Jack and The Beanstalk
Jack and The Beanstalk is on at the Dean Crowe Theatre nightly until January 12 at 8pm each evening.

Admission is €9 and you can book at the theatre. Email:; phone: 090 6492129 or log onto



Couch to 10K cycle
Lecarrow Lazers Cycling Club is running a couch to 10km cycle for anyone interested in taking up cycling from 14 years of age upwards.Meet in canal car park Lecarrow at 10.30am every Saturday morning starting January 11. Training will be given by Cycling Ireland coaches and members from the club. Participants must have a road worthy bike and wear a helmet at all times and bring a drink. Contact Dermot at 086 3552969 for more information.

Padraig Pearses Ceili
The first Ceili of 2014 will be held in the Clubhouse next Saturday night, January 11 from 10pm. Music by Raise the Dust.


Set Dancing
Set dancing classes resume in Dun na Si, Moate, on Monday, January 13 at 8.30pm. All welcome.


Art Classes
Adult art classes restart on Tuesday, January 14, next from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the
Dean Egan Bridgeways Resource Centre, Ballymahon. Improvers meet on Wednesday, January 15 from 7pm to 9pm at Sister of Mercy House, beside the Country Shop, Ballymahon.


Rosemount GAA Social Initiative
In partnership with Athlone Community Gardai, the social initiative is holding its annual social on Sunday, January 26 from 4pm to 8pm. This year the social will take place in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone. Admission by ticket only: €5. These tickets may be obtained in the shop or from any committee member and must be booked before January 18.

Custume Pitch & Putt Club Registration Day
Custume Pitch & Putt Club located at Garnafailagh, Athlone, is hosting a registration day for all new and existing members on Saturday, January 18. Those wishing to register may come along to the clubhouse between 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm.
Membership prices for 2014 range from €100 for a family to €15 for a juvenile (Under 16).
There will be a draw at 4pm for a free membership for all those that register on the day. All are welcome.

Employment Law Update
CIPD Midlands Region and Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services present their Annual Employment Law Update Breakfast Briefing event with Alastair Purdy of Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel at 8am on Wednesday, January 22
For more information please contact Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services at, 090 64 78 104 or CIPD Midlands Region at

Trad on the Prom
Ireland’s number one music, song and dance experience comes to the Hodson Bay Hotel later this month.
Trad on the Prom, which is now in its tenth consecutive season, comes to Athlone on January 24 and 25, at 9pm each night. For tickets, priced at €30 each, you can phone the Hodson Bay Hotel on 090 6442000, log onto or call 087 2388489.

Rethinking Dyslexia Screening
The Big Picture - Rethinking Dyslexia, an uplifting documentary/movie for both children and adults will be screened at the Dean Crowe Theatre on Sunday, January 26, at 3pm. Made by HBO and directed by James Redford (son of Robert Redford ), this film is an inspiration for all who struggle with dyslexia. Admission is €9 for adults or €7 concession. For more information you can log onto or

Brendan Grace
Brendan Grace returns to Athlone on Friday, January 31, for an appearance at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Tickets are €30 Tel. 090 6442600 and

The Artist’s Way
The Artist’s Way: The Spiritual Path to Creativity - A 12-week creative recovery course takes place at The Dancing Soul this January. Based on the Book 'The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron, it is facilitated by: Martina Breen Dip. M.A. Get in touch with your own internal creativity. Refresh your enjoyment in your work and in your life and learn to deal with criticism from within or outside. New course starting in January with 12 x 3-hour sessions + 1 Saturday (40 hour course). Tel or text: 087 3296366 or email:

Old Athlone Society
'War and Conflict? An All-Ireland News Industry, from First World War to Civil War’ is subject of the next lecture by James O’Donnell on Tuesday, January 21. next in the Prince of Wales Hotel. For more information, call 090 6478531.

Conal Gallen
Conal Gallen presents 'A Bit on the Side’ at the Dean Crowe Theatre on Saturday, February 1, at 8pm. Tickets are €25. Phone: 090 6492129 or log onto

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (2007 & 2011) Andrew Maxwell brings his new show 'Banana Kingdom’ to the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland on March 8 next. Tickets only €18 available at reception.

Irish Wheelchair Association Dinner
The annual dinner of the Irish Wheelchair Association Athlone branch takes place in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday, January 31, at 8.30pm.
Music by “All for One”. Tickets €20 avail from any committee member.

Noel Hill
For the first time in almost ten years, the legendary traditional concertina player Noel Hill is returning to play in the Westmeath area with a special concert in Dun na Si, Moate on Saturday, January 18.

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