A number of local people who are working on the frontline have come up with a novel way to de-stress!
About once a week, the friends meet up after work at Roscommon’s historic castle. And that’s when the fun begins!
First time out, the group danced to ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo’, following up with ‘Let’s Twist Again’ and other classics.
The people taking part have even gone to the trouble of dressing up in colourful costumes!
One of the organisers is Jacqui Gunning, who works in retail in Roscommon Town.
Jacqui told the Roscommon People: “It has been a very stressful time for us all over the past couple of months. I work with wonderful people and we try to keep our spirits up at work by singing and having a laugh.
“We then decided to meet after work and dance to ‘Is this the way to Amarillo’. It was such fun, we have decided to continue this as a weekly ritual!”
The friends and work colleagues have of course maintained social distancing during their weekly dancing get-togethers.
Jacqui concluded: “We all miss our family and friends but we also need to stay positive and have some fun. Until the world goes back to normal, we will keep singing and dancing at the castle!”