Community Diary : January 2023

Athlone Community Radio‘s Community Diary will highlight local events and Community resources taking place throughout Athlone.

. Drama Dabbles workshops take place in Athlone Little Theatre on Friday January 13th & Friday January 20th at 7.30pm each evening. If you fancy trying your hand at acting come along and join drama facilitator Helene Lepaon for script readings, games and fun. All are welcome to attend from beginners to more experienced actors.

. The Athlone Show committee will host their AGM in The Bounty Bar Athlone on January 18th at 8pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

. SHINE: is a mental health Charity which operates nationally supporting both individuals who experience mental health difficulties and their families. Shine is hosting an 8 week peer-led recovery support programme entitled ‘Finding my Way’. The course will commence in Athlone Library on Tuesday 31st January from 2pm – 4pm, and will run weekly on Tuesdays. The course is free and open for anyone who experiences mental health difficulties and wants to learn some skills and increase their knowledge to better support themselves.  Please contact Jason at 086 -8525281 for  further information.

. St Kieran’s Community Centre Active Age Group meets each Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. New members are always welcome.

. Athlone Midlands Samaritans need additional volunteers. No experience or qualifications are necessary, and training is provided. If you are interested, please  e-mail:

.The Cushla Active Age Group meets each Wednesday morning for 10.30 am to 12.30pm in Monksland Community Centre. New member are always welcome.

The Samaritans are available on free call 116123, 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for anyone who wishes to speak to someone in confidence.

. St Mary’s Active Retirement Club has reopened for meetings on Monday afternoon’s at 3pm, in the Clonmacnoise Room at St Mary’s Presbytery Athlone. New members are welcome.

. 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 or find us on FB.

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



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