In this week's Westmeath Independent

Here's a selection of what you'll find inside today's Westmeath Independent print edition:

Legend of Athlone education to retire

Former nursing home to house asylum seekers

Local men robbed at gunpoint in New York

Additional car parking at Athlone train station still a long way off

H&M gets go-ahead for expansion plans in Athlone Towncentre

'Location not yet chosen' for Shannon swimming pool

New Monksland Innovation Hub to encourage local enterprise

Two local music acts set to perform at Athlone venue

Students from French Guinea visit Athlone to develop language skills

Our Lady's Bower crowned Leinster U14 champions

Reports & photos on Westmeath Cumann na mBunscol finals - Kilcleagh NS, Drumraney NS and Tubberclare NS among winners

Dessie hopes for huge support as 'great occasion' with Galway looms

McGann returns to Ireland sevens squad for Madrid challenge

TV highlights, fashion, arts & culture, regular columns, puzzles and lots more