This week's Westmeath Independent is OUT NOW and features the best local news, sport, features and photography from Athlone and Moate.
Our stories include:
* Concern at rapid rise in Shannon levels
* Athlone jockey fulfils Cheltenham dream
* Man dies in horrific M6 crash
* RNLI praised following river rescue
* Kilbeggan firm set to double workforce
* Streamstown success at Crufts
* Council urged to support bid for new Cornamaddy school
* Photos from Athlone and Moate St Patrick's Day parades
* Check out all the declared candidates for May's Local Elections.
* Eight entries reach Junk Koute national final.
* Read all about local poet Philomena Barry in our Independent People feature
All this and more can be found in this week's edition, which is out now. A digital edition can be purchased through the ePaper link at the top of this page.