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National Spring Clean – St. Joseph’s College Summerhill

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Twenty one students undertook as one of their tasks for National Spring Clean to litter pick the extensive grounds of the college along with teacher and green schools co-ordinator Ms Marie Geraghty. Gary Tyrell of Neat Street (An Taisce) was …

Athlone Schools supporting launch of Athlone Big Clean

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A Big Thank You to the schools who helped us launch Athlone Big Clean event which will commence on Good Friday.

Swift Talk 29th March -Birdwatch Ireland

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On 29th March we arranged that Ricky Whelan of Birdwatch Ireland would talk to both National and Secondary Schools on the Swift(Gabhlán gaoithe). The talks over three sessions were hosted for us by Scoile na Gceithre Maistri and we would …

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Members of our schools tidy towns committee took part this year . On display were the environmental themes that the secondary schools had completed Our thanks to the following who made it possible Joe Mulvihill of Athlone Community College and …

Protocols that allow our National flag to be flown at night

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The National Flag protocols and guidelines have been changed that will now allow the flag to be flown at night once illuminated. Senator Mark Daly who is a member of the Governments all party consultation group on the decade of …

Feral Cat House Project

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Athlone Tidy Towns partnered with St. Aloysius College to build prototype cat boxes for Athlone Animal Welfare. The boxes were presented recently to Debbie of Athlone Animal Welfare by Seamus Lyons and TY students . We congratulate all involved and …

Inaugural Meeting of Athlone Schools Tidy Towns

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The inaugural meeting of the Schools Tidy Towns took place in The Bower on 25th October. The full committee has representatives from four out of the five secondary schools in addition to Lorainne Derwin WCC Community Warden and Athlone Tidy …

1916 Community Garden of Remembrance and St. Mary’s N.S

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Following on from the planting of the flower beds by 8 of the local national schools St. Mary’s NS have agreed to maintain these flower beds over the next 12 months. This work began on Wednesday 5th October with the …

A Big Thank You to all who contributed to the 1916 Community Garden of Remembrance

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Landscaping and open Spaces Project : Athlone Tidy Towns to create a 1916 community Garden of Remembrance (Oct 2015—–May 2016) Financial Contributions Athlone Tidy Towns 40% of the cost Grant from Dept. Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht/ WCC 33% of cost …

Information Evening Invasive Species 14th June 2016

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Westmeath County Council is hosting an Invasive Species Information Evening 14th June 2016 in the Aidan Heavey Public Library. Start at 6.30pm Guest Speaker: Kieran Cummins. For more information contact awareness@westmeathcoco.ie or telephone 044 93 32125 InvasiveSpecies_InfoEve