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November Events in & around Athlone

Halloween 80’s Night

Athlone Community Radio have an upcoming Fundraising Event today, Friday 28th of October. Halloween 80’s Night, Friday 28th of October @ 9pm in Suede Bar Athlone. Tickets are only 5euros, Fancy Dress in Optional, Raffle on the night and Spots galore!

Suede Café Bar and Late Lounge Upcoming Events

Trick or Treat? The Choice is yours! The only thing to fear is fear itself…or is it? Be prepared to be scared. €300 prize for best costume.

Live music on November 4th, 5th, 12th, 20th and 26th starting with The Deans on Friday 4th November.

Suede Comedy Club presents Neil Delamere on Sunday 13th November

The Experiment – MRYS Fundraising Event

Get involved in The Experiment, this is an Alcohol Free event to raise funds for the Midlands Regional Youth Service,

this promises to be a fantastic event for all ages, for anyone interested in the rapping and music industries!

Friday 28th October

Shamrock Lodge Hotel Events

Dean Kelly Memorial – Book Launch Sunday 30th October

Right Back in Style Music Night Saturday 12th November

Clonown Community Table Quiz Wednesday 16th November

Athlone Musical Society – Fashion Show Thursday 24th November

Live music in the bar throughout the month

Westmeath Amateur Talent Contest

The Westmeath Amateur Talent Contest is scheduled to take place in The Well, Moate on Friday nights at 8pm sharp,

starting this Friday 21st October and continuing on October 28th, November 4th, 11th and 25th at the same venue.

Fright Fest 2011

Parade kicks off @2pm from Accommodation Road on Monday 31st October so

dust down those broomsticks and costumes and come and join us…

Charity Fight Night

2010 saw the first ever white collar boxing event take place in Athlone.

“Knock Out Suicide” charity fight night was a great success so its back !!!!

Saturday 29th October

Halloween at Glendeer Pet Farm

Spooktastic Halloween Event at Glendeer Pet Farm takes place from Saturday 29th October – Sunday 6th November 2011.

Live Music in Cedar Bar, Athlone Springs

Saturday 29th October with Bernard Coyle from 10.30pm

Sunday 30th October with Mark White from 10.30pm

Athlone Community College Annual Fashion Show

Athlone Community College will host their Annual Fashion Show in The Marina Suite of Radisson Blu Hotel,

Athlone on Wednesday 2nd November at 8pm sharp, doors will be open from 7.30pm

One Town One Book

The Official Launch of this year’s ‘One Town One Book’ project will take place in Athlone Library

on Thursday November 10th at 11.00 a.m.

John Spillane at The Passionfruit Theatre

Thursday 10th November @ 8.30pm

Popular award winning author to visit Athlone Library

Athlone Library is delighted to announce that it will host a talk by the best-selling novelist Monica McInerney

on Thursday 17th November 2011.

November Events at The Olive Grove

Ray Lynam – Thursday 3rd November, Norah King-soprano & accompanying pianist – Thursday 10th November,

Gemma Hayes – Thursday 24th November

Johnnie’s Britches

A comic play written by P.G. O’Dea, directed by Grainne Moore and performed by Passionfruit Theatre Drama Group

Wednesday 23rd — Saturday 26th November

Old Athlone Society Conference

A conference organised by The Old Athlone Society to mark the 90th Anniversary of the end of the war.

Saturday 26th November.

The River Sessions

Local acts, original music, a great night! Wednesday 20th November at The Passionfruit Theatre.

What to Do

Looking for a fun, spooktastic Halloween family outing, or just want to entertain the kids during the mid term break? Why not go along to Glendeer Pet Farm & check out the Eerie maze, toast marshmallows & help Willow the Witch cast a spell, not to mention the NEW Skywalk indoor play area. All facilities are undercover so come along rain or shine.

Halloween Camp at Bay Sports for children aged 6 – 16yrs runs on Mon October 31st – Friday 4th November & National Powerboat Certificated & Advanced Powerboat Course Satuerday 19th & Sunday 20th November 2011.

The Viking Ship continues its 2011 season with daily sailings up to Sunday November the 6th and with group bookings during the closed season. Our October/November sailings will take in Halloween and we have some spooky surprises goodies for our young passengers!

Athlone Town Football Club will finish the 2011 Airtricity League of Ireland season with a home game against Monaghan Utd. on Saturday 29th October in Lissywoollen at 7.45 p.m.

Athlone Springs Hotel Children’s Halloween Party on Monday 31st October from 5 – 7pm. FREE entry

Adult Swimming Lessons at Athlone Regional Sports Centre

Suitable for Beginners, Improvers, Advanced & Deep end Levels

Free Crochet and Knitting Classes at The Olive Grove starting Wednesday 21st September at 10.30 am Tel: 090 649 6946

Line Dance Classes every Tuesday at Pairc Ciaran GAA Club, Ballymahon Rd., Athlone.

Buccaneers v Ballynahinch Ulster Bank Senior League Division 1B Top of table clash at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday, November 5th

National U-21 League Buccaneers v UL Bohemian at Dubarry Park, Athlone,Saturday, November 12th. Kick off 2.30 p.m.

If you are planning a Hen Party in Athlone make sure you treat the hen to a trip on River Run Pleasure Cruiser. Email us at

The Boccia Programme is open to all centre’s who cater for people with disabilities in Westmeath. The Midlands Boccia League was developed for Disability Organisations in Westmeath and Offaly and implemented by the Sports Inclusion Disability Officers of Westmeath/Offaly Sports Partnership.

More suggestions on what to do in and around Athlone

Council Notices

Fright Fest – Halloween Festival traffic restrictions in Athlone take place from 1pm to 3pm on Monday 31st October to facilitate the Halloween Parade.

Update on Abbey Road Artists’ Studios, Athlone Art Gallery, Athlone Castle Refurbishment and The John McCormack Museum issued by Athlone Art and Heritage on 27th October 2011.

Spooktacular Halloween Events at Belvedere House: “Creatures of the Night” Bat-Walk on Friday October 28, The Belvedere Forest of Fear Spook Walk takes place over Hallowe’en Weekend on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30 from 7pm.

Athlone Town Council Planning Lists — Details of Athlone Town Council Planning Lists for current week.

Athlone Community & Business Notices

Congrats to Glasson Country House Hotel on being recently awarded the very prestigious ‘2011 IGTOA Golf Resort of the Year’ at the Ireland Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) 2011 Gala Irish Golf Awards that was held at Thomond Park Stadium.

Athlone Regional Sports Centre is presently recruiting for a full time Fitness Instructor.

One thousand eight hundred graduates will receive their parchments at conferring ceremonies at Athlone Institute of Technology.

First Polymer Training Skillnet Courses during November:

1st – 3rd Maintenance

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