Notices and what’s open/closed/delivering in Athlone – 16th March 2020

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
  • Hairdressers/beauticians
    • 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
  • Shops
    • 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.

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