The businesses of

The Midlands need the support of our community.

So many people, families and businesses have been affected by COVID-19 and the closures that were necessary for all of our safety. Support The Midlands is a place for us to get together, find the best way to support our favourite local businesses and initiatives and do our bit to strengthen our community.

Need help planning your safe reopening? We have the guide for you.

Support a Local Business

Under each tab below are our local businesses, those run by our friends, our families and our neighbours. Information on supporting these businesses is beside each. This might be leaving an online review, ordering online or sharing a referral. Each business has different needs and different ways you can help.

Athlone Hampers
Gift Hamper Shop

The preparation, design and packaging of gift hampers for sale. Hampers for all occasions – Birthday, calendar events, celebrations, baby, kids, thank you …covering food, beverages, pamper and confectionery.

Bespoke/made-to-order hampers options are available. Nationwide Shipping plus a FREE local delivery service.

Online Shopping via the business website or order by telephone 087-3769858 or via social media. Contactless delivery and payment service.  

Proprieter: Arlene Naughton | | Facebook | Instagram

BMF Chimney Sweep services
Chimney Sweep

BMF Is a Chimney Sweep and Oil Burner Service.
It’s important to get your chimney cleaned regularly to avoid an unnecessary fire in your home.
Oil burner service we will save you up to 15% of your fuel,  it will detect small leaks, and heighten the performance of your boiler when serviced regularly.
If you have an elderly family member or friend that you think could avail of this service we provide Vouchers.
Billy goes through all the necessary safety procedures, wearing full masks, gloves and sanitise all areas he comes in contact with.


Billy is now back up and running! So if anyone needs their Chimney cleaned or Oil burner serviced he is ready to do so. Billy will arrive with his protective mask, gloves, and sanitiser spray which he will use after service.

Please keep in touch via Facebook or email.

Open 9am-7pm

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Buckley Cycles Ltd
Bicycle Sales and Hire – Athlone & Tullamore

The Midlands largest bicycle store with shops in Athlone and Tullamore. From people who want to be active and improve their health to budding racers, we cater for all levels. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a huge variety of products relating to all areas of cycling, catering for every need, including mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids and town bikes, children’s bikes and go karts from big name brands such as Giant, Cube, Trek, Lapierre, Cannondale, Raleigh and Berg. We also have a huge range of cycling equipment available, including clothing, accessories and helmets. Bikes are also available to hire from short to long term use and we would be more than happy to recommend popular cycling trails in and around both our outlets in Athlone and Tullamore.

Although our store is closed to the public we are still taking orders by phone or email. View our products online and then email or phone us in store where we can get the product ready for collection or deliver.

09064 78989 Athlone / 0579352240 Tullamore

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CaNine to Five Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming

Dog grooming services by a qualified veterinary nurse.
I would really appreciate a like/follow on my Facebook and Instagram pages to build my following and have a bigger platform in which to share my work and educate people on dog grooming, welfare, care and all-around advice for dog owners

Facebook | Instagram |

Catrionas Skin and Beauty Clinic
Health & Beauty Clinic – Athlone

We are a beauty salon specialising in corrective skin treatments and red light therapy. We also carry out all other beauty treatments such as waxing, tinting, tanning, nails, and electrolysis.

Although we are closed due to the restrictions, we can post medical-grade skincare products to customers and are active on Facebook and Instagram. We can also post vouchers to customers.

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Chica Skincare and Beauty Clinic
Skincare & Beauty Clinic

Chica beauty salon in Monksland has ample free parking outside it’s premises. With 6 private ventilated treatment rooms for your comfort and a very spacious makeup and nail bar.

Chica beauty stocks all Dermalogica skincare products and offers there full range of facials and peels.The girls also offer makeup, 5 different tans, waxperts waxing, shellac, threading, tinting and HD brows and massage treatments.

All products can be ordered on Facebook or Instagram or by phoning us on 09064 90767 and we can have them ready for your own comfort. We also offer our walk in service.

Opening Hours:

Tues/Wed 9-6   Thurs/Fri 9-7   Sat 9-5


Color Starz Hairdressing Studio
Hair Salon

We are a hair salon in Athlone who are in operation for 12 years now, we have a team of 8 and growing! We specialize in all things hair.

Due to COVID-19 we have had to close however e have recently set up an online shop where you can purchase vouchers hair care etc. and are always available to do over the phone hair consultations.

Please visit our website, and like us on our social media so you can stay up to date with us.

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Concannons Total Health Pharmacy

We have two total health pharmacies in Athlone. One on Mardyke street and another on the Ballymahon road. Dispensing all prescriptions and over the counter medicines and we also have a range of vitamins, skincare, cosmetics, and fragrances.

Due to COVID 19 we are still open for business however we are limiting the number of customers to two at a time. We ask customers to sanitise their hands as they enter the shop. We also are encouraging patients to ring in prescriptions in advance or to use our total health app to order prescriptions before coming into the shop. This is to reduce waiting times in store.

0906478667 (Mardyke)

0906477776 (Ballymahon Rd)

concannons@totalhealth.Ie (Mardyke)

concannons.avondale@totalhealth.Ie (Ballymahon Rd)

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Dancezone Stage School
Dance Stage School

Dancezone Stage School was established in 1995 with the aim of providing professional training for young people (ages 3-25) to dance, sing and perform on stage to the best of one’s ability,  on stage and off. This is all done is a safe, secure, inclusive environment.

Our achievements go from strength to strength annually and we have had chances to perform on some wonderful platforms including Disneyland Paris, The Westend in London, and The O2 in Dublin along with many local/national stages!  Easter 2020 was to see our members perform a spectacular production,  but COVID 19 arrived and this is now on hold. Life with/post-Covid will be challenging for us but we are busy making changes to make it all work. 

We are due to return in Phase 5!  (August) Follow on Facebook or Instagram for updates.
Social distancing in classes going forward

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Dr. Stevens Resource Centre

The Dr. Stevens Resource Centre was established in 1992 by the Athlone Council of Trade Unions in co-operation with SOLAS and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

The Centre has a long history of providing lifelong learning opportunities for the unemployed and persons on low income.

Our facilities include classrooms, meeting rooms and offices.

Courses available include:
«       Computer Literacy
«       Word Processing
«       Spreadsheet Methods
«       Communications
«       Customer Service
«       Powerpoint
«       Personal/ Interpersonal Skills
«       Reception / Frontline office skills
«       Payroll Manual & Computerised
«      Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised
«       The Internet
«       Web Authoring
«       eBusiness Studies
«      Retail sales Techniques
«       Train the Trainer
«       English lessons available

Secretarial Service @ Reduced Prices:
«       Information Office
«       Interview Skills
«       Second Hand School Book Shop
«       CV Preparation
«       Printing & Photocopying
«       Assignment & Project Typing
«       Invoice & Quotation Preparation
«       Document Lamination
«       Online Application Support

Second Hand School Bookshop:
The Dr. Stevens Resource Centre operates a second-hand schoolbook shop where clients can both buy and sell schoolbooks at a fraction of the new cost.
Second-hand schoolbook shop is opening on 1st of July. Please bring in your second-hand Primary and Secodary schoolbooks and let us sell them for you.

Please ring for more information on courses or check out our facebook and website available below.

Opening hours Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 5.30pm Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm |  | | Facebook

E.M Motors

E.M Motors is a car service business located in Athlone only recently opened in the last 2 years. Unfortunately, I have had to close my doors during the COVID-19 pandemic but I am hopeful that when this is all over us in the midlands can support each other and pick our businesses back up.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any queries you might have I would be happy to help. | Website | Facebook

Ermen Systems Ltd

Ermen Systems is committed to supplying our clients with innovative products and technologies in order to reduce their Energy and Water costs, whilst being eco-friendly and helpful to the environment. Through these products, Ermen Systems can improve the quality of air and general health and well-being of the occupants of any building.

Ermen Systems is still open for business and are employing HSE Covid-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of both our staff and the public. Feel free to contact us for more information on how we can still assist you in reducing your energy costs even in this current climate

LinkedIn | | Website

Fusion Training Centre

Fusion Training Centre, is a 3,875 sq ft facility dedicated to fitness and healthy living. We offer a variety of classes: teen, kids, CrossFit, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and more! CrossFit Cú Chulainn is the Midland’s largest CrossFit facility and is housed within the Fusion Training Centre. Our instructors have a wealth of experience in each respective field and provide a relaxed environment for each client to learn and train in. We pride ourselves on our community and the results that our members achieve.

We are offering online classes at the moment. When Government guidelines allow we will be holding outdoor training sessions with social distancing and eventually returning to indoor classes when the guidelines allow.

Website | | Instagram | Facebook

Hair Salon

Hairloom is a hair salon in Athlone Town on a main business street. We are colour master specialists, with a long list of colour clients. We are a Wella professional salon and are know for balayage and prescription highlights. We have won many awards. We specialise in platinum hair extensions tape and bonds. We have a training programme for all junior staff. We are proud members of the Irish hairdressing federation. We have a 12 chair spacious newly renovated salon.

We have had to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are available on all social media channels for product sales and voucher sales and consultation.

Phone: 0906471000

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Hazel's Beauty Salon
Beauty Salon

Beauty salon based in Monksland. I’m 27 years a qualified beauty therapist. I have a range of beauty treatments. I also specalise in Academie Scientifique de Beaute skincare.

Please like our social media to keep up to date with our business.

Facebook | Instagram

House of Hair
Hair Salon

House of hair is a busy salon on Main St, Moate.
We are a team of 4 qualified stylists that specialise in all aspects of hair.
Due to COVID – 19 we had to sadly close our door. Hopefully, it won’t be for too much longer.

We can be contacted through phone, Facebook, and Instagram for any products or queries you may have.


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J&L Supplies
Machinery Parts, Spares and Repairs

J &L Supplies is based in Ballymore. We supply machinery spares to the Agriculture and Industrial sectors. Our products include bearings, belts, PTO parts and hydraulic hose repair service. You can easily access our store from all directions. Just half an hour from Athlone and Mullingar (less from Ballymahon and Moate)

During this pandemic, we are open for business front 10-12 and 3-5 Monday to Friday for essential breakdown situations.

High st, Ballymore, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath N91 PN20.

Phone: 044 93 56955

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Kafe u Athlone

We are a small cafe based in Athlone across from Ait on the Dublin road.
We serve homemade quality food 8.30 am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm
We are currently open via our website

From 29th June we will welcome everyone back to sit in. | Facebook |

Kim's Chic Beauty Room
Beauty Salon

Kim’s Chic Beauty Room is a home based beauty salon.
I’ve been in business 7 years out in Bealnamulla.

Make up, Spray Tans, Eyelash lift, Facials, Shellac, Body Treatments, Massages, Waxing, FX Make up, Body Paint.
I sell Facial Range Juliette Armand which can be purchased online through Facebook

I have been closed now since Saturday 14th of March due to the COVID 19 Pandemic with the aim to keep everyone safe.
Products and gift vouchers can be purchased through my social media outlets or email.

Closed till safe!

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Lash & Brow Studio

Lash & Brow Studio is an award-winning salon, conveniently located in Athlone town centre. We provide a variety of service for all of your beauty needs from our very popular eyelash extensions, HD brows, henna brows, editorial makeup, occasion makeup, tanning and much more.

Colette Manning Lacey is the owner of Lash & Brow Studio. Colette has trained with Christoph Eye Couture, Nova Lashes, Glamour Lashes, Sophie Lashes and Russian Queen to name but a few. HD master stylist, Henna brow specialist and Russian volume lash specialist have all been awarded to Colette.

We aim to provide the highest quality service and treatments to all of our clients in a professional and friendly manner. 

Although we have had to close due to COVID-19 you can still purchase products and vouchers using our online shop.

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Life Education Mental Health Consultants

Life Education is a versatile mental health service for Children, Teens & Adults. We deliver counselling & Psychotherapy, life coaching, group & corporate wellness coaching.

Call 0872909182 for appointment

Check out our read better program for kids

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Love My Hair
Hair & Beauty

Love my hair and Love My Blowdry are a central based all in one salon nestled in the busy town of Athlone, services include;

Walk-in Blowdry Bar. Complimentary consultation on all services, expertise in all aspects of colour and cutting services, 12week blowdry services, Bridal party specialties, upstyling, and also highly boasts highly qualified knowledge in our retail.

Love My Hair is a proud Alfaparf salon and uses a wide range of products throughout our salon. As an award-winning team, we supply the utmost care and love to your hair, while offering the most beautiful transformations to each individual client.

We have an amazing hair extensionist in the salon, highly qualified in keratin bonded platinum hair extensions.

During the closure of COVID 19 due to health and safety regulations the salon will be closed until then: All queries can be made via our Facebook and Instagram pages for any appointment questions or news on reopening, 

Please do keep in contact with our page, even a small thing as a like or share can do so much for business during these hard times.

For any product needs or voucher requests please contact either page also…… We are currently working on our online shop (these things take so much time) but until then all products can be bought by contacting directly and will be shipped out each day

Business Contact No: 0906477584

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Nala Hair Academy
Hair academy

Nala is a newly established hair teaching academy. Our awarding body is vtct which is globally recognised. We have teachers with years of experience and master’s degrees. We also sell retail from Wella to Alfaparf to Wow for all hair types. We are available on all social media channels and our website.

Follow our social media and website for updates. | Instagram |  Facebook

MMA Architects

We are Athlone based Architects who provide design services to both domestic and commercial clients on all types of buildings. We offer a full service from inception to completion.

We are fully operational, working remotely. At present we can offer online consultations and when restrictions allow, we can visit sites or buildings | 090 64 6006 |

Mobile Beauty Athlone
Beauty Rooms

Mobile Beauty Athlone is a small new beauty room business owned by beauty therapist of 16 years, Nicola Beaumont. The business is based in Hillquarter Coosan Athlone and is along side a hairdressers owned by Nicola’s mother, Linda. Some of the services include brow wax, brow/lash tinting, waxing, gel nails, 2 week gel polish and makeup. I also offer a mobile makeup service straight to your door which is ideal for hen party’s, bridal party’s or just a night out with friends.
For appointments please book through Facebook.

Facebook | |  Website

Nicola Nulty Hairdressing
Hair Salon

Nicola Nulty Hairdressing is a small hair salon based in Moate. With 22 years experience in the industry, we are here for all your hairdressing needs. We are also colour Experts and run a unisex salon which has been in business for 15 years.

We are back open since phase 3! 

Please support us by following our social media where we are staying connected with customers and posting updates. 

Instagram |  Facebook |

NK Nail & Beauty Bar
Beauty Salon

NK Nail & Beauty Bar is based in Moate. I am 2-3 years in business. I offer a range of beauty treatments.

I have been closed since Saturday 14th March due to the COVID 19 pandemic with the aim to keep everyone safe.

For any queries or vouchers please contact me through my social media.

Instagram |  Facebook Athlone
Design and Print Studio

Also known to some people as Athlone Printing, we are on hand to help you with all your design and printing needs.

We support you through the process of concept to product creation using our highly knowledgeable graphic design and customer services team.  Whatever your requirements we have the complete solution.

Specialists in everything from business cards to presentation folders, vouchers to wedding invitations, exhibition solutions to posters and everything in between. Our highly experienced and friendly team are here to offer advice and solutions to maximize your marketing regardless of your budget.


Although our doors are closed, our designers are working from home and our printing presses continue to operate. So contact us with whatever your need may be.

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Rachyl's Hairstudio
Hair Studio


Rachyl’s Hairstudio is a small hair salon based on Pearse Street, Athlone. With over 15 years of experience in the Hairdressing industry, and experience in teaching hairdressing I am there for all your hairdressing needs. I have a Master’s Degree in Colour, a degree in teaching & Hair extensions.

I am delighted to announce that I will re-open on June 29th!

Please support by following my social media where I am are staying connected with clients and posting updates.

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Speak Out Drama Lessons
Drama Lessons

We are an energetic and welcoming Stage School running successfully since 2017!
With locations in Portlaoise Co. Laois/Birr Co. Offaly for 3 to 17 year olds, we offer exclusive training in Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop Dance and Singing.

We offer Examinations with The Leinster School of Music and Drama and Irish Board of Speech and Drama.

Our students gain skills for life and make the best of friendships.

All classes are fun and age-appropriate broken into TOTS (3-6), JUNIORS (7-8), TWEENS (9-10), SENIORS (11-17).

Providing a safe environment is paramount to us as our students immerse themselves into the world of Drama, watching their creativity and self-esteem flourish.

We host Showcases, Musical Productions, Drama Feises, Interschool Hip hop Competitions, and Workshops annually.
Online Drama Classes are now available at 

Merchandise also available!

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Spectrum Signs
Signage Specialists

Signage Specialists to all Sectors including Retail, Hospitality, and Industry. Vehicle & Fleet Graphics.

Personalised & Promotional Clothing & Uniforms. Full Signage Solutions to help all Business Models operate under Covid 19 Restrictions. Products include Signage, Floor Graphics, Plexiglass Screening and Partitioning. Standard and Bespoke Solutions. |  Website | Facebook | Instagram | Linked In

The Delivery Guys Athlone
Delivery Company 

We are an Athlone based delivery company! We are very fast , friendly and reliable and have our own app ‘The Delivery Guys’ available to download from Play Store to any Android device!

On our App, we have ‘The Delivery Guys Corner Shop’ along with a range of FANTASTIC restaurants to choose from including Murphy’s Law, Pavarotti’s, Eddie Rockets, The Silver Oak, DC kitchen and Bethlehem(Payne’s lane) just to name a few!

You can find us on Facebook and also our website address below. Here you can look at all our restaurants’ excellent menus and we also have  OFFERS AND DEALS EXCLUSIVE TO OUR APP! You can download our app ‘The Delivery Guys’ from Play Store as well!

Opening Times: 1-10pm| Facebook 

The Pantry
Coffee Shop

The Pantry is a coffee shop and home bakery on the main street in Moate. All our baking and deli products are baked daily on the premises for both sit-down and take out. We use only fresh and local produce. Coffee is a big part of our business and we pride ourselves on the quality and professionalism of the coffee we serve. Birthday cakes and celebration cakes are available to order as are our delicious desserts and cakes.

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The Zipyard Athlone
Alteration Service

The Zipyard is Ireland’s premier alteration boutique. We offer a full alteration and upstyling service. We have highly qualified seamstress and tailor and front of house staff are Stylefish trained body shape consultants.  We have a spacious shop with private fitting rooms.  We are fully Covid 19 compliant and have all the recommended safety measures in place.  Appointment available on request.
as per HSE guidelines  and for the safety of our staff and customers please adhere to the following
Maximum 2 people allowed in store.
please queue outside if necessary
please keep 2 mt social distance
use hand sanitiser provided on entry
please limit time spent in fittings rooms where possible.

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TnaG's Gents Hair Salon
Gents Hair Salon

Tina moved from Dublin, having worked in Brown Thomas, Gents Hairdressing, for 6 years and previously Herman’s Klipjoint for 4 years, 34 years ago.

Tina started the salon in 1989.

Friendly space and plenty of room.

Main street Moate. Opposite St Patrick’s Church.

Back open from July 20th

The salon will open 8am to 8pm for the first 2 weeks by appointment only. (0868763015).
IF we get go-ahead to open earlier it will be posted on the Facebook page, and salon door.

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Wild Heart Photography

I am a Photographer from Athlone who specialises in Lifestyle Photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events, or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. I also am available for special occasions and events

I have a strong passion for photography and I work well with people of all ages to make their session feel as relaxed as possible.

You can book with me or ask any queries through my Facebook page. I am currently offering discounts for front line workers on various packages.

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William Percival Painting Services
Painting Services

William Percival is a fully registered Painting and Decorating Company operating in Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon and surrounding areas.
Full public and employees liability insurance.
Offering a quality services to homes and businesses.
All aspects of painting covered including interior, exterior, kitchens, furniture and dust free sanding.
We offer an out of hours service that suits a lot of businesses.
You can find us on Facebook and Instagram and also can visit Website which can be found below.
William Percival Painting Services are reopened and looking forward to dealing with their Customers. | Facebook | Instagram

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New Normal Guide

Thinking about your reopening plan?

Support The Midlands is all about supporting our community and the businesses that make it great. As we move into a new phase of how we operate, we understand that a lot of people might be struggling with where to start. The creators of Support The Midlands have put together a guide to help structure your individual plan for reopening, including a practical checklist. Download your copy below.

Ideas to help support your businesses to re-open after the lockdown.

In times like these, we look inward to what we can control and how we can help. Something many businesses struggle with at the moment is sharing public health messages and best practices. We can help with that.

We’ve collated the products that we’ve used for things like way-finding, social distancing guidance and information-sharing. Here are our Covid-19 Business Essentials and how we have been using them

Want to find a good home for your cash that usually goes towards your commute?

Find out more.