Yedya wrote: »
Hmmmmmmm yea that really sucks rossie....it's a pity the IT is based there
rossie1977 wrote: »
athlone is quite rough, i lived there long enough (5 years), st mels was notorious at the time, battery heights also has a reputation, i lived down near the station for about 6 months and had stones thrown at my window one night, had a friend beaten up by teenagers with baseball bats, another friend had everything downstairs robbed as they slept, in 2005 i stayed one night in my friends house during graduation and it was broken into as we were down the pub
i saw countless fights on nights out, if you look for trouble in athlone you won't be long finding it
the roughest thing in Roscommon is the back end of a donkey.
being a shortarse girl who most people could kill by sitting on
Zero1986 wrote: »
I've lived in Athlone all my life and it's not as rough as everyone makes it out to be, at least not in recent years. If you think St. Mel's Terrace was bad 5 years ago it was a lot worse 15 years ago when it wasn't uncommon to have a brick thrown at your windshield as you drive through it. Battery Heights has come a long way in the past 10 years as well through regeneration and it's bad reputation is a bit unjust. There's still a few rough families down the back end of Willow Park but even Willow isn't as bad as it was a couple of years ago.
Athlone is no worse than some towns half it's size and you'll always get scumbaggery and fights on a night out wherever you go.