Model railway show opens in Roscommon town for Christmas

One of the most popular annual Christmas features of recent years for both children and adults reopens in Roscommon town this weekend with the staging of the fourth annual model railway show for train enthusiasts of all ages in a shop unit on the front of the Old Gaol in the Square.

  The model railway show features five of the most popular railway sets from down the years and always attracts a bumper crowd of train enthusiasts of all ages from all over the county and the region, while raising money for local charities and good causes.

  Organised by the Roscommon Town Men’s group and Roscommon LEADER Partnership SICAP team, the show will be open this year in the old Roscommon Herald unit on the very front of the Old Gaol and is very convenient to everyone attending the festival this weekend. Admission is free but raffle tickets will be on sale for some very special prizes over the next few weeks and funds will go to a range of local good causes.

  The show’s opening hours are as follows: Friday, 9th of December (2 pm-6 pm); Saturday, 10th of December (12 pm-7 pm); Sunday, 11th of December (12 pm-7 pm);  Friday, 16th of December (2 pm-6 pm); Saturday, 17th of December (12 pm-6 pm); Sunday, 18th of December (2 pm-6 pm); Thursday, 22nd of December (2 pm-6 pm); Friday, 23rd of December (12 pm-6 pm); Saturday, 24th of December (12 pm-6 pm). 

  The committee wishes to thank the owners of the unit in the Old Gaol and Mr John Earley for their support for this event. The show can also be opened by special request for a group by calling (086) 0836720.