Community Diary : August 2022

Athlone Community Radio‘s Community Diary will highlight local events and Community resources taking place throughout Athlone. Community Diary is proudly sponsored by Athlone Credit Union.

. To celebrate National Heritage Week, which takes place from the 13th – 22nd August, Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will once again deliver an exciting programme of events for all the family, including demonstrations, talks, games and much more. For further details or to book an event please visit athlonecastle.ie/events or telephone 090 6442130. Information on all events taking place throughout the week can be found at heritage@westmeathcoco.ie

. An exhibition of photographs by the talented members of the Midlands Photography Club is currently on display in the Gallery at the Savory Fare Restaurant in Athlone’s Fernhill Garden Centre. More information about the club can be found  on FB or emailing : midlandsphotography@gmail.com

. Athlone’s Pop up Gaeltacht in partnership with Dead Centre Brewery is presenting a night of Irish language hip hop, on Friday August 26th, upstairs at the Dead Centre Brewery. Acclaimed hip hop artist Oisin Mhac brings his cutting edge Irish language hip hop to Athlone for the first time. It’s a night not to be missed, entry is free, so be sure to get there for 8:30 pm.

. An exciting new exhibition entitled ‘Breaking Borders’ which features the work of seven artists who work across a range of disciplines including painting, video, photography, sculpture, and performance has opened at the Luan Gallery, Athlone. Breaking Borders runs until September 25th.

. GROW weekly meetings are continuing in The National Learning Network, Belhavel Building, Golden Island, Athlone. If you are in distress, feeling isolated or low, you are welcome to join some like-minded people for support free of charge.  Meetings will run every Wednesday 7pm – 9pm. Contact 086 – 4411358 for further information.

. The Athlone Order of Malta is looking for individuals who are interested in helping out in the local community as part of their organization. The Athlone unit has been serving the community and its environs for many years. Come join our team of Cardiac First Responders. First Aid Responders and emergency Medical technicians. If you would like to become part of the Order of Malta team and would like further information email: athlone@orderofmalta.ie or telephone 087 697 2344.

. Athlone Indoor Bowls Club meets every Tuesday & Friday nights in St Peter’s School Hall from 7pm. New members are welcome. For more information contact 086-2525593.

. Bingo will take place in St Kieran’s Community Centre each Tuesday night at 8pm. All Welcome

. MABS (the money advice and budgeting service) is a free, confidential and independent service provided by the state guiding people with problem debt for more than 25 years. Money advisers are available by phone, email and live chat across the whole MABS network. You can contact MABS by calling 0818 07 2000.

. Athlone Toastmasters is an educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. New members are always welcome. To find out more please visit athlonetoastmasters.org or find us on FB.

. St Vincent de Paul: to reach out to the local branch in confidence please phone 085-1094354.

. The Samaritans is a confidential helpline with a listening service with trained volunteers. They can be reached by calling free-phone 116123 24 hours per day.

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