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Club Focus: A proud hurling tradition in Lough Lene Gaels

One of the undoubted benefits of Gaelic games is its ability to instill a great sense of pride in a local community and no where is this more evident than in Collinstown, Co Westmeath, where the Lough Lene Gaels Hurling Club has been operating since 1969.

Waiting for vaccine to resume normal activity “crazy”, says local Professor

Mullingar Professor Kingston Mills has this week spoken to Topic about his views regarding the progress made by the people of Ireland in terms...

Club Focus: The future looks bright for progressive Shandonagh

There were the inevitable breaks and interludes that seem to have affected most rural GAA clubs, but Shandonagh, like a phoenix, rose to win that precious Junior title in ’79 and from there things developed as more and more dedicated people got involved.

Club Focus: Castletown-Geoghegan – a proud club with a great hurling tradition

For the past 109 years, Castletown-Geoghegan has had a proud association with the GAA and the game of hurling has flourished in that part of Westmeath, where many great memories have been made and numerous successes enjoyed.

Mullingar meals on wheels delivering 700 meals a week

One of the most important and valuable public services, especially during the present Covid-19 lockdown situation, is being provided for people across much of...

Club Focus: Strong community spirit evident in The Downs

Tradition is a very popular word in the GAA world and the 47 clubs in Westmeath, plus the numerous others around the country pride themselves in their great history and how they have grown and developed to become pivotal parts of the parish they serve.

Open for Business: O’Briens have your perfect Bank Holiday pizza

O’Brien’s Centra, Mullingar have taken their own stance on giving back to the local community and recognition of front line workers with weekly trips to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar which is something that is to be admired.

Open for Business: Find the perfect fit at Swarbrigg Shoes

Swarbrigg’s Shoes is one of the oldest family run businesses in Mullingar, where it has served the needs of locals for the past 48 years.

Open for Business: James Maguire Butchers

At James Maguire Butchers, Millmount Shopping Centre, Mullingar, they are finding that customers are really taking on the challenge of home cooking now that restaurants are closed and as such, they remain busy.

Club Focus: Desire to succeed has led Raharney to many memorable days

When one thinks of pride, passion and desire to succeed, one club that springs to mind is the Raharney Hurling Club, where people with an unquenchable desire to achieve the best have led a wonderful local organisation to many great occasions.