Information Sought on Old Protestant Church

Rose Enright is currently researching the history of the old Protestant Church which was sited in Upper Athea beside the Goold Monument. If anybody has any information on this i.e. when it was built, when it was de-consecrated and subsequently demolished, where the contents went or any relevant information or photographs she would really appreciate it. Material can be dropped in to Rose at  Brouder’s Shop.

Limerick woman attends Ireland’s first  Political Campaign School

Ciara McMahon - Limerick (1)Ciara McMahon from Athea, Co. Limerick has attended Ireland’s first political campaign school EQUIP run by Women for Election in Athlone. The national organisation provides training and support to women from all backgrounds interested in a career in politics. Women for Election brought 20 women from various political parties and backgrounds from across Ireland to complete the three day residential programme.

Speaking about participating in the programme, Ciara said,

“I was interested in attending EQUIP because I would like to contest an election in the future. I love working with young people and have been involved in No Name Clubs for almost 10 years. I currently work for Martin Ferris TD in his constituency office and this has increased my interest in local politics. Women for Election are providing the skills and training that will help me to build a viable campaign”

Co-founder of Women for Election, Michelle O’Donnell Keating said,

“Women for Election are delighted to bring our EQUIP Programme, Ireland’s first political campaign school to Athlone. It is a fantastic and challenging three days with top political, campaign and communications advice from national and international experts. EQUIP is a highly practical programme to ensure that women have the key tools and techniques to be the best candidate they can be”

Any woman interested in running for election or getting involved in a campaign can attend one day INSPIRE programme and we have upcoming days in Galway in June and Dublin in September and there is more information available on