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 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, 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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