Athlone

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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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Athlone Extrusions is based in Athlone, Ireland and is one of the leading manufacturers of coloured opaque multilayer plastic sheeting in Europe.
a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of glaucoma and other diseases of the eye, today announced the appointments of Jessica Crespo, CPA, as Director of Accounting, Minh Lu as Director of Supply Chain, and Lorcan O'Toole as Operations Director for the Aerie plant in Athlone, Ireland.
Within the agreement, the two bodies will build a new manufacturing plant in Athlone, Ireland.
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its GMP lab operations in Athlone, Ireland, as part of its ongoing efforts to meet capacity needs and expand its lab services offerings.
The court heard retired plant driver Mr Heagney, originally from Athlone, Ireland, had a medical history of angina and ischemic heart disease, and had been on antibiotics for a chest infection at the time of his death.
ATHLONE, IRELAND * The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland plans to write to the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops expressing its 1,000 members' "grave disquiet" over the current selection process for bishops in the Irish church.
Significant medals are nothing new to the 43-yearold former international cross country runner - she won gold at the European age category short course triathlon championships in Athlone, Ireland back in 2010.
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In July last year she claimed a silver medal at the European Sprint Triathlon Championships in Athlone, Ireland.
PPD opened its Athlone, Ireland, facility in March and also operates contact center services in Stockholm, Sweden.
I have made contact with an old friend of us all in America and would like to get in touch with them both Arthur Bunting, 07761 183594I WOULD love to make contact with some family members of John and Roseanna McMene-mey as we know some moved from Athlone, Ireland to Liverpool and Preston areas.