Annual Duck Race in Castlecoote


The annual Duck Race run by Castlecoote Tidy Towns will take place on Sunday, the 20th of August at 4 pm. Ducks cost €5 each and are available at all locations in the village so come along and enjoy all the fun at the River Suck with delicious burgers and sausages sponsored by Castlecoote Stores in aid of Tidy Towns to help defray the costs of maintaining the village to its high standard.

  For the children there will be ‘duck dress-up’ and some novelty games as well as a mystery prize for the last duck home. After the duck race there will be music by Billy Garvin and a BBQ in PJ’s to round off the evening so a great day’s entertainment is forecast.

  Tidy Towns would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Orla Leyden on becoming Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council recently and wishing her every success for the coming year.

  For National Heritage Week there will be a Castlecoote Looped walk on Sunday, the 27th of August from 3 pm to 5 pm meeting beside the phonebox at Castlecoote Stores. This walk is organised by the Suck Valley Development Cooperative and Castlecoote Tidy Towns. You are invited to discover the River Suck, walk along lanes and fields to the Derryhippo River, cross the river via a bridge into the forestry near beautiful Stoneham’s Lake with its ancient Crannog and continue to Black’s Lake then back to the picturesque village of Castlecoote. For a relaxing walk, come along and enjoy the rural landscape of the area.