Fundraising underway for Ballymurray NS expansion

Halloween Fun Walk on 29th

A Halloween Fun Walk (for all the family) which will take place at Mote Park, Roscommon on Saturday, October 29th next is a fundraiser in aid of the Ballymurray NS Development Fund. All proceeds from the fun event will go towards developing new facilities at a school which is currently attended by approximately 100 pupils.

The fundraising being undertaken is to bridge the gap between grants received and rising building costs for the following items: New classroom and corridor; new carpark at the school to improve safety; additional playing area for the children; boundary fence; installation of a new treatment system to accommodate growing numbers of students at the school.

The school currently has six classrooms and the extra one (which will be approx. 80 square metres in size) is being added due to an increase in the number of pupils attending.

All at the school greatly appreciate funding support received through the following: Emergency Works grant (treatment system); Additional Accommodation Scheme (classroom); Clár funding (carpark). Thanks are extended to Kathleen Hegarty from Clár for her help on this scheme throughout the application process. Special thanks to local resident Dermot Winston for his cooperation regarding the surrounding land in the context of the school expansion.


About the walk


The upcoming Halloween-themed walk will be held at Mote Park on Saturday, October 29th. It’s an event for ‘all the family’ and people are encouraged to come along in fancy dress if they wish.

The walk will commence at 11 am on the day with people meeting at the Athlone Road entrance to Mote Park. Ensuring a wonderful Halloween atmosphere, there will be face-painting, story telling, tricks or treats, etc. There will also be a Tea/Coffee stand and a raffle will be held.

Entry is €10 per adult and €20 per family and while tickets are available on the day, they can also be obtained from Ballymurray NS or (just search for Halloween Fun Walk). Additional donations can be made to the Ballymurray NS Development Fund on