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News...at a glance - November 22nd



Tidy Towns celebration in Kilteevan


The Cloonlarge Loop, Kilteevan won 2nd prize for Sustainable Development in the 2019 Tidy Towns Competition. Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who supported them in achieving this major success.

  The award was presented recently by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2019.

  To celebrate this success, local boglands, and Kilteevan’s unique biodiversity, Kilteevan Tidy Towns are hosting a coffee morning on Sunday, December 1st at 10.45 am in Kilteevan Community Centre. All welcome.

  The committee would be delighted to chat with the new community of walkers, cyclists and nature lovers who are enjoying local peatlands. If you are new to the neighbourhood, you are especially welcome.

  Kilteevan Tidy Towns would be most grateful if you can help to sustain further similar developments in Kilteevan by supporting the raffle or by making a donation on the day.

  Kilteevan Tidy Towns AGM will take place on Wednesday, December 4th at 8 pm in Kilteevan Community Centre.


Table quiz in aid of Singers’ Festival


A table quiz in aid of the South Roscommon Singers’ Festival Fund will take place in JJ Harlow’s this Friday evening from 9 pm.

  Entry is €40 per table of four and the quiz will feature ten rounds of ten questions with great prizes for winners and runners-up. All welcome.


Baby & Toddler Group in Castlerea


Castlerea Community & Family Resource Centre hosts a Baby & Toddler Group each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 am to 12 pm at the Trinity Arts Centre. All welcome.


Fundraiser for Irish Wheelchair charity shop


Due to the phenomenal success of last year’s ‘Snug as a Bug in a Rug’ fundraiser for the Irish Wheelchair Charity Shop in Roscommon town (located beside Norio’s Takeaway at Casey’s roundabout), volunteers are calling on the general public to support this year’s appeal.

  The shop is appealing for donations of warm throws and blankets for wheelchair users and elderly pensioners.

  Donations will be gift-wrapped with a kind message – ‘snug as a bug in a rug’ –  and distributed free of charge to those who need them.

  This fundraiser is only possible due to the generosity of the general public. All donations of good quality throws and blankets can be left into the IWA charity shop. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lisnamult Draw November winners


The following are the winners in the Lisnamult Residents’ Association Draw for November: Marcella Keaveney (€100); Martin Brehony (€100); Rachael Connaughton (€50); Owen Hoare (€25); Josephine Kilmartin (€25); Dermot Cox (€25).


Information morning at Roscommon Cancer Support


A lymphoedema and prostate cancer information morning will take place at Roscommon Cancer Support Services in Vita House, Roscommon town this Saturday (23rd).

 At 10 am, Norah Kyne, chartered physiotherapist and specialist in lymphedema, will be giving advice and offering support on living with and reducing the risks of lymphoedema.

  This will be followed at 12 pm by a talk by Dr. Eamonn Rodgers, who will be discussing prostate cancer and what men need to know about the disease.

  For more information please call 090-6625898.


Clothes collection fundraiser in Clooneycolgan


Lisaniskey NS Parents Association has organised a clothes collection at Clooneycolgan Community Centre.

  Bags of clothes will be collected on Sunday (December 1st) from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, and on Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th from 9 am to 10 am. All support is greatly appreciated.


‘Messages from the Bible’ event


Messages from the Bible will take place this Sunday, November 24th from 7 pm to 8 pm in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon. All are welcome.







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