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Athlone

(ăthlōn`), town (1991 pop. 15,358), Co. Westmeath, central Republic of Ireland, on the Shannon River. It is an important road and rail junction and a busy inland port, reached by the river and two canals. Industries include the production of cotton textiles, woolens, machinery, electric cable, and furniture. The English occupied the town in the 13th cent. and built Athlone Castle. Possession of the town was disputed during succeeding centuries, and the castle was often besieged. Athlone fell to the forces of William III of Great Britain in 1691. It is an important military station and a major transmitting station of the Irish National Radio.
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PONTYPRIDD will travel to Athlone for the first leg of their Parker Pen Challenge Cup quarter-final against Connacht next month.
The body of 47-year-old Patricia Lynott was exhumed from a cemetery in Athlone, County Westmeath, last Thursday.
The body of 47-year-old Patricia Lynott was dug up from a cemetery in Athlone, County Westmeath, on Thursday.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will establish a research enterprise in Athlone, Ireland to focus on industry research and development needs.
ATHLONE TOWN have been handed every incentive to get past non-league Sheriff YC in tonight's FAI Cup fourth round replay.
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Opening opponents Athlone Town are currently struggling in fourth bottom position in the first division of the Airtricity Irish League.
The veteran cleric received the honour in recognition of his outstanding contributions to education in Athlone over half a century, and notably by serving for 30 years as principal of the Marist College in Athlone.
KILDARE County defender Ger O'Brien had mixed emotions after his side's 2-1 win over Athlone Town on Friday.
After losing to Longford in the FAI Cup, Harps boss Ollie Horgan said "The 120 minutes on Monday (in the FAI Cup replay with Longford) will be difficult to recover from, especially going to Athlone.