Community Diary : September 2023

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

. Athlone Photography Club resumes meeting this Wednesday, September 6th at 7.30pm at the Abbey Road Artists Studio. The club will commence a bust schedule of talks, walks, and various shoots, guaranteed to attract new members as the club celebrates its 10th anniversary. More details are available on the clubs website –

. Athlone Film Club‘s new season gets underway on Tuesday September 12th, with a showing of the Moroccan drama The Blue Caftan in the Dean Crowe Theatre. It will be the first Athlone Film Club screening since 2020. Doors open at 7.30pm, and the film starts at 8pm.

. A Piano Recital will be given by Daren Lane in St. Mary’s Church Athlone on Friday September 15th, at 7.30pm. The recital will feature the works of Mozart, Bach and Beethoven amongst others. Donations in aid of St. Vincent De Paul are appreciated.
To reach out to the local branch of St Vincent De Paul: please call 085-1094354 in confidence.

. The Annual General Meeting of the Athlone Little Theatre will take place on Thursday, September 14th at 8pm in the Little Theatre, St Mary’s place. New members are most welcome.

. 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:

Athlone Toastmasters is an educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 8.15pm in the Creggan Court Hotel. Contact 086 – 0623519 for further information. New members 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.

. 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.

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

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