Ballintubber has projects galore in store!

Development Association launches major fundraiser

Ballintubber Development Association launched a major fundraiser on Friday, June 30th in Kenny’s Bar aimed at raising match-funding towards a number of exciting projects in the area.

Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, Chairperson Gail Murray said the Development Association had reestablished itself as an umbrella committee made up of representatives from community groups in the area.

“We act as an umbrella committee for groups such as Tidy Towns and Heritage, St Croan’s GAA Club, Active Age, Ladies’ Club, St Patrick’s Day Parade committee, Garda Barracks Working Group, Suck Valley and Waterways Working Group, Old School House, and Parks Development Committee,” she said.

“As a collective we have been successful in applying for and securing in the region of €400,000 of Government funding to develop, enhance and improve the infrastructure in Ballintubber. New and exciting projects include developments at the Old School House – a playground, multipurpose pitch and park; the construction of a slipway for kayaking and wheelchair accessible fishing on the River Suck in Frenchlawn; the conversion of the Old Garda Barracks into a holiday hostel and community café, and the continued conservation works at Ballintubber Castle.

“Our official launch night took place recently in a bid to raise our contribution of match-funding towards seeing these projects to fruition”.

A weekend of events is planned in Ballintubber from July 22nd to 23rd as the development association continues in their efforts to enhance the village and surrounds.

“Our first event is a Medieval Night of entertainment on the grounds of Ballintubber Castle on Saturday, July 22nd with gates opened at 7.30 pm for refreshments. The night will include a Sound and Light Show, and entertainment for all the family,” Gail said.

“Saturday will also see the inauguration of a King and Queen of the Castle. We wish all of our participants well and urge people to support them. All funds raised are greatly appreciated and donations and sponsorship are welcome”.

On behalf of the Ballintubber Development Association, Gail expressed sincere thanks to all local groups as well as the local community for its continued support.

“The committee also wishes to thank Pyers O’Conor Nash for the use of the grounds at Ballintubber Castle,” she said.

“We’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome ‘Castles in Communities’ back to the village and we wish them all the very best with their July events and thank them for their support.

“For additional information on any of the events taking place next weekend, please contact for more information. For more information on how you can assist the Ballintubber Development Association in its fundraising efforts, please contact me on 086-8428659. All support is gratefully appreciated”.