Saturday, December 5, 2020

Major walkway developments underway in Mullingar

A very significant part of the plans for the further development of Mullingar walkways and cycle routes consists in the putting in place along the Royal Canal bank, from the Green Bridge in Mullingar...

Locals do their bit for Movember

By Claire Corrigan Staff at Daly's Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street have been doing their bit to fundraise for Movember, the leading charity when it comes to men’s health and between them, have raised close to...

New President of Mullingar and District Soroptimists

Soroptimists were delighted to finally hold their 2020 AGM and elect Anne Melly as their new President. Without a doubt, it is a big change for members to now have their meetings virtually but as...

Michael Hogan, Brother Wilfred  and the Mullingar GAA Connection

On the weekend of commemoration of Bloody Sunday it is appropriate to remember that Michael Hogan, the Tipperary footballer shot in Croke Park, had a brother that had a significant impact on the development of...

From Mullingar to Sydney Opera House – The Rise and Rise of Mark Irwin

It has been a tough time for the live entertainment industry but there was fantastic news for accomplished singer/ entertainer Mark Irwin this month when the Mullingar star an­nounced that he is all set for one of the highlights of his career so far.

Professor behind Oxford vaccine has Mullingar connections

The man who has been the leader behind the Oxford vaccine in the fight against coronavirus, Professor Adrian Hill, is a cousin of one Mullingar man.

Anger, disbelief and upset over HSE ‘lie’ about MRC closure

The persistence of one local woman has exposed the fact that no report setting out why Mullingar Resource Centre's closure needed to take place, was ever prepared or issued.

Bloody Sunday – The Kilbeggan connection

The GAA commemorated the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday last Saturday, November 21 and there was an interesting Westmeath link to that fateful day. Thomas (Tommy) Whelehan was an umpire at the match between...

Westmeath duo set up creative space for artists in Co. Clare

By Claire Corrigan We all dream of throwing our belongings in the back of the car and heading West but two plucky youths from Westmeath have done just that are are setting up a creative...

Report condemning Mullingar Resource Centre does not exist

The local mother of a young man who attended the Mullingar Resource Centre on the Delvin Road, Mullingar is perplexed and angry at the manner in which the young people, the service users, have been moved out, on the basis that the Centre was unfit for purpose.

‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ good for local tourism

Hollywood’s latest romantic comedy Wild Mountain Thyme starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as star-crossed lovers – and farmers – made headlines last week with many saying that the pair's accents were well off the mark.

“I hope to get home for Christmas,” says Niall Horan

It’s been a fantastic start to the month for big-hearted Niall Horan who played a live streamed gig from the stunning Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night.

Councillors offer ideas on drawing more shoppers to Mullingar

Unanimous support was voiced by Council members at Monday’s meeting of of the Municipal District of Mullingar-Kinnegad for retaining six days of free parking, and if possible extending it further.

Many happy memories recalled at Mary Coyle’s retirement party

“I saw our school as a family, and I was the Mammy!” said a very proud Mary Coyle as she stepped down as Principal of Castlepollard Community College after 11 years at the helm.

Third person arrested in relation to major drugs and guns find

There’s been a significant sequel to last week’s major drugs and guns find by Gardaí in a house in Mullingar.

A ‘drive-by’ birthday celebration for centenarian Margaret Farrington

The local community from the village of Delvin was given some welcome respite from the pandemic ‘blues’ last Saturday afternoon for the birthday of its oldest resident Margaret Farrington who celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, 4 November.

Mullingar’s Dr Kingston Mills named as SFI Researcher of the Year 2020

During what has been an exceptionally eventful and challenging year, Mullingar’s Dr. Kingston Mills was one of Ireland’s leading researchers.

Passing of Sr. Finbarr Breslin – ‘The people’s person’ extraordinaire

The legacy Sr. Finbarr Breslin leaves behind is an unequalled one, not only in parish terms but in terms of what has been achieved since she became involved in parish work in Mullingar in 1982.

New Wheelchair Bus launched in association Irish Wheelchair Association

On Wednesday, 04 November, 2020, members of Mullingar Rotary Club proudly launched the Wheelchair Bus in association with the local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Record haul of drugs and guns seized in Mullingar

Mullingar saw the biggest-ever seizure of guns in the town, in addition to the seizure of more than €300,000 worth of heroin and cocaine on Monday night of this week, 2 November.