Community Diary : November 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.

. Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School open evening takes place on Thursday November 10th at 6pm. Further information on enrolment is available on the school website

. St Francis Football Club is holding a table quiz in The Bounty Bar Athlone on Thursday November 10th at 8.30pm. Complimentary finger food will be served on the night and there will also be a raffle. All support will be most welcome on the night.

. Buccaneers Youths Rugby is holding a Table Quiz in the Bounty Bar Athlone on Friday, November 11th at 8.30pm. All support will be greatly appreciated.

. The Marist College Athlone will host their enrolment evening on Thursday November 17th at 6pm.  More information is available at

. Athlone Emergency Defibrillator Group has announced that they are holding a CPR Day in Golden Island Shopping Centre on Saturday 12th November from 9am – 5pm. The group hopes to raise awareness of the importance of CPR and also the provision of defibrillators at various locations that are available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Various local groups and organizations are going to be performing CPR, and the committee is inviting members of the public to come along and possibly learn a lifesaving skill, while helping to raise funds for the group to continue its vital work.

. The Midlands Science Festival will finally return in-person this year after two years of online delivery due to the pandemic. Highlights of the festival will include a presentation exploring the science of resilience with psychologist Dr Andrew Magee, in the Radisson Hotel Athlone. The Midlands Science Festival will run from Sunday November 13th to Sunday November 20th. Booking for events is now open and details are available at

. Athlone Little Theatre’s production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Keary will run from November 23rd30th. For more information and tickets please visit

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

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.

. 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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