Local Announcements 16/03/2020
The following local establishments are now closed until further notice:
- All pubs, including hotel bars
- Cafés and Restaurants
- Portside Restaurant
- Rob’s Ranch House
- The Bounty Bar
- Cloud Nine Café
- Kafe U
- Spice India, Connaught St
- The Shamrock Lodge Hotel’s bar and food offerings are closed to the public, while their accommodation remains open
- Love My Hair, River Court, Golden Island
- Hairloom Athlone, on John Broderick St
- Branches & Offices
- Athlone Credit Union’s Monksland Office
- The Westmeath Community Development offices
- Sorcha Clarke’s constituency office
- Sports & hobbies
- Fusion Training Centre / Cross Fit Cu Chulainn
- Na Fianna Martial Arts and Fitness, though they are running their classes online.
- Athlone Gymnastics Club closed since Thursday evening
- IMC Athlone
- The Planet Entertainment Centre
- Center Parcs Holiday Resort, Ballymahon
- St Vincent de Paul on Church St (& all 234 of their Irish stores)
The following establishments are offering a delivery service:
- Cafés & Restaurants
- Dead Centre Brewing will deliver takeaway meals to your door – call 09064 20883
- Concannon’s Total Health Pharmacy on Mardyke St will deliver medication, and any other essential pharmacy items – call them on 09064 78667, or 09064 77776
- The Dark Horse, although they are closed, are offering a delivery food service – call 09064 87986
- Shops (food)
- Behans Irishtown Country Market will deliver food to your door – they have a wide selection of fresh fruit and veg, eggs and bread available. Call 09064 75656
- Walsh’s Centra on Connaught St will deliver groceries – call 09064 94332.
The following are groups/organisations offering help
- Members of Tubberclair GAA Club Committee are available to help any community members in these unprecedented times, in any way they can should help be required.
- Mullingar Community First Responders would like to help the elderly and vulnerable in the area. Call 085 268 2660 for any shopping or medication needs.
Miscellaneous notices and information
- The Darkness Into Light fundraising event has been cancelled.
- The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon has been postponed.
- ALONE can be contacted on 0818 222 024
- Call Samaritans on 116 123
- You can ring Aware on 1800 80 48 48
- If you have lost your job due to the Corona Virus, visit gov.ie for information about the new “Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.” If your hours have been reduced, or you are self-employed and experiencing difficulties, contact the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
- Athlone Community Radio is broadcasting Mass live from St Mary’s Church, Athlone; tune in Monday to Friday at 9.30am, and on Sundays at 11am.
Stay tuned to Athlone Community Radio, 88.4fm, www.athlonecommunityradio.ie/listen-live and on the TuneIn Radio app throughout the day for all the latest updates.
Please enjoy two tunes from Band 2 Brigade – Athlone recorded by Athlone Community Radio at the end of announcements.