Lough Ree International Pike Classic 2018

Lough Ree International Pike Angling Logo

Lanesborough/Ballyleague will play host to another top class two-day International Pike Angling competition in June this year.Read more

Lough Ree International Pike Classic 2017

Lough Ree International Pike Angling Logo

Lanesborough/Ballyleague will play host to another top class two-day International Pike Angling competition in June this year.Read more

Brushstrokes Christmas Exhibition, 2015

Winter Scene at Brushtrokes by Maura Donohue

Brushstrokes will hold their annual Christmas exhibition in St. Mary’s Hall from Thursday 3rd December until Sunday 6th December, 2015. Brushstrokes are celebrating “20 Years a Growing” this year in 2015, so drop in and have a browse. There are works at prices to suit all budgets and they make an ideal, locally-made gift for Christmas.

Lough Ree Environmental Summer Festival 2015

The 17th Lough Ree Environmental Summer Festival was launched on Friday, 17th July. The Festival starts on Thursday 23rd July and features 3 days of poetry workshops, facilitated by renowned poet Noel Monahan. This year the festival delves into the past with an exhibition of photographs celebrating the businesses of Lanesborough through the ages. Due to its previous success, Bushcraft camping has returned. There will also be a stained glass workshop, fishing, archery, lots of family fun and local lake and woodland trips. Take a look at the full programme in the Event Guide.

Lanesboro Two Provinces Triathlon sponsored by Audi Athlone

Photo: Check out the map of COMPETITOR PARKING for the Audi Athlone Two Provinces which will be located on the Rathcline Rd. This car park will be CLOSED during the race and will not reopen until the last runner has finished the course. We ask all competitors to park here. It is ideally located beside transition and a short walk to registration.
Just a reminder that the Audi Athlone Two Provinces Triathlon will take place on Saturday next [July 13th] in Lanesboro, Co. Longford.

Audi  Athlone, have come on board once again, as the main sponsor for this exciting sprint triathlon. A sprint triathlon consists of a 750m open water swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. It is a fantastic achievement for our Lanesboro Triathlon Club, that this year’s race has been selected by Triathlon Ireland for their National Series calendar. This means that the best triathletes from all corners of the country will descend on the villages of Lanesboro and Ballyleague to compete. It is expected to have well over 500 competitors entered in this year’s race. As per our race director – “The feedback from last year’s race was fantastic. We take pride in hosting a race where water and road safety are a priority…..we want every competitor, whatever their fitness level, to come home safely and enjoy their experience”

Also taking place on the same day is the Audi Athlone Kidathon. The 2013 race promises to be even more exciting than last year kids triathlon. The kid’s race is currently full as it sold out within weeks. We had to cap the entrants at 75 entrants to ensure maximum safety for all junior swimmers in the open water.

To find out more about the Audi Athlone Two Provinces Triathlon and the Audi Athlone Kidathon, visit the event website atwww.audiathlonetwoprovinces.com

It promises to be a great day in Lanesboro on Saturday, and the current weather is a real bonus so the crowds will be big. We even have celebrities taking part as Niall Breslin, known as Bressie, shall be competing so huge numbers will be out with their cameras for a glimpse of the famous singer!!!

This is a fantastic occasion for the communities of Lanesboro and Ballyleague, and one that has generated huge interest throughout Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon & Westmeath and also at National level.