Westmeath Community Development operate various Community based Childcare Services in Athlone and Mullingar from Pre-Schools to After School services funded through the National Childcare Investment Programme, under the the Department of Health & Children
An open day/registration day for 2013 - 2014 will be held on Friday 24th May from 10am
10am - 1pm for Pre - Schools
2.30pm - 5.30pm for the After - School Services
For further details see the link below or contact Sinead Casey, Childcare Services Manager on 090 6494555 or 087 7729172
InterTradeIreland is hosting a breakfast briefing at the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone on Friday 7th June at 8am.
InterTradeIreland is a business support agency with an all-island remit. We support SMEs across the island to identify and develop North / South trade and innovation opportunities and we are keen to work with local businesses to help them maximise opportunities across the island. The breakfast briefing will feature guest speakers from local businesses that InterTradeIreland has helped followed by a round table discussion.
The official opening of the Killucan Playground took place on Friday 26th April 2013. This much welcomed recreational facility is the culmination of the endeavours of a local group, the Killucan Raharney Recreation group chaired by Anne Marie McArdle. This group were successful in receiving 75% grant aid for the playground from Westmeath Community Development through the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2007-2013. They also undertook local fundraising to provide 5% of the required funds with Westmeath County Council providing 20% funding.
Speaking at the official opening Mr Dermot Leavy Chairman of Westmeath Community Development commended all involved for their hard work in making this project a reality for the communities in Killucan and Raharney.
The LEADER Programme has been instrumental in providing funds for projects throughout Westmeath for almost two decades. The current Rural Development Programme has invested heavily in the economic and social fabric of rural Westmeath with over 4.5million committed to projects since 2009. This investment has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life of people living in rural Westmeath.