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Shock as Roscommons Cinema closes its door

….but hopes high that it can re-open 

Uncertainty surrounds the future of County Roscommon’s only cinema, the Flix facility at Centrepoint Retail Park in Roscommon town which unexpectedly closed earlier this week after the company which runs the complex went into liquidation. 

  A meeting of management and the facility’s “devastated” staff was understood to be taking place on Wednesday evening, as the Roscommon People went to press. 

  The opening of the state-of-the-art cinema and leisure complex in December 2011 came after a long public campaign for the provision of such facilities in a county which, at the time,


Lions Black and White night boosts defibrillator project

The Roscommon Lions Club hosted an extremely enjoyable Black and White Night in Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon on the 28 th of December. All funds raised went to the Lions Club project to purchase, install and maintain defibrillators in public spaces accessible to all members of the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

  The defibrillators will be placed at strategic locations around the town: Casey’s Filling Station, Athlone Road; The Garda Station; Gleeson’s Townhouse, Market Square and Corrib Filling Station on the Racecourse Road while Larry O’Gara has purchased a defibrillator which


Gardai advise elderly to be be vigilant in wake of break-ins

Roscommon Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul McDermott has warned elderly people in the area to be vigilant with regard to the possibility of crime and theft. The warning comes in the wake of a number of burglaries and incidents that have occurred in the region in recent months.

  Speaking to The Roscommon People on Wednesday, Sergeant McDermott said that elderly people should never have large amounts of cash on their person or in their home. 

  “Elderly people in particular should never have a large amount of cash at home. They should make sure that it is lodged


Gala start for national Catholic Schools Week in Roscommon

Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School and the Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon were ablaze with young people on Monday January 21st as Roscommon town and its six schools –CBS Roscommon, Roscommon Community College, Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Gaelscoil De Hide, Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School and Abbey National School – hosted the national launch of Catholic Schools Week. The week begins next Sunday, January 27th.

  This was the first time the national launch came west of the Shannon and also the first time that the launch involved more than one school in a parish.

  Proceedings got underway with a beautiful Mass at 10 am. Bishop Christopher Jones (Elphin diocese)


Patients forced to leave Hospital due to cutbacks

Four patients were forced to move to a private Nursing Home from Roscommon County Hospital for the weekend last Friday because the hospital couldn’t afford to keep the surgical ward open. 

  The patients were moved to the Cloverhill Nursing home at Lisgallon on Friday evening last because the surgical ward they had been in was closing for the weekend because of cutbacks. The patients were re-admitted to Roscommon County Hospital on Monday.

  The HSE have confirmed that the move took place and they blamed an the lack of beds on an exceptionally busy January. The HSE said that


Historic night in Kilglass

On Friday night January 11th a special event took place in Kilglass Gaels Community Centre. A plaque was unveiled to mark the part-financing of the new GAA centre from the proceeds of sale of an earlier Centre at Ballykilcline, Kilglass. The Ballykilcline Centre had been erected in 1983 by Kilglass Community Development Association.

  The Development Association had been formed in 1978 with the objective of community development within the Kilglass area. Following the Association’s formation it had been instrumental in advancing tourism in the area.

  Following lobbying of the then Inland Waterways and Midland Tourism boats were moored

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