News…at a glance – April 5th



Castlerea Community School 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Inviting all past and present students and their families to a celebration of our 25th Anniversary since the opening of Castlerea Community School on Saturday 6th April.  Check out advertisement on page 3 of this week’s issue of the Roscommon People and our facebook page for details.


Athleague 2020 Development Plan meeting

The Athleague 2020 Development Plan committee invites all members of the community to attend an introductory meeting at 8 pm this evening (Thursday, April 4th) in Athleague Community Centre.

  It will be chaired by an independent facilitator, Mark Conway from Co. Tyrone, who is a Director of Venture Networks. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Fashion Show at the Brusna Inn

A Fashion Show will take place in the Brusna Inn on Friday, April 12th at 8 pm. 

  Showcasing their clothing ranges on the night will be Siobhan’s Fashion Scene, Charlestown, La Mode, Ballaghaderreen and Eddie Murphy, Ballyhaunis. All proceeds in aid of Brusna Community Park and Brusna NS. Admission is €10. Please support.


Cash for Clothes fundraiser

Ballaghaderreen Community Park committee is organising a clothes collection to raise funds. Reusable clothes, hats, scarves, bed linen (not duvets or pillows), curtains, shoes (pairs), handbags and belts accepted.  Donations can be brought to the Community Park clubhouse on the following dates: Fridays April 5th and 12th from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and Saturdays, April 6th and 13th from 10 am-2 pm or contact 085-8492213/087-3425055.  

  Proceeds will go towards the running of the facility, which is used extensively by clubs and individuals. All contributions are greatly appreciated.


Lecture on Rindoon and deserted medieval town

A meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society will take place at 8 pm next Tuesday (April 9th) in The Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. Following at 8.30 pm, a lecture entitled ‘Rindoon Castle and Deserted Medieval Town’ will be given by Dr. Kieran O’Conor, senior lecturer, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUIG.

  Dating from 1227, the royal Anglo-Norman borough and fortress at Rindoon on the western shore of Lough Ree near St. John’s was situated in what was sometimes a troubled frontier between the Anglo-Norman colony in Ireland and the region controlled by the Irish O’Conor Kings of Connacht. Dr. O’Conor’s research interests include castles, medieval rural settlement, high medieval Gaelic Ireland and he has published extensively on these subjects. He has been very successful in linking his research to heritage tourism initiatives in Co. Roscommon and, in this context, is co-author of the visitor guide books, Rindoon Castle and Deserted Town, Roscommon Castle and Roscommon Abbey. All welcome. Non-members €5.


Free CPR training in Roscommon Library

Did you know that over 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home in front of a loved one?

Roscommon Library is hosting free Community CPR training sessions for adults in Roscommon Library on Friday, May 3rd.

  There are a small number of places remaining and session start times are: 10 am, 11.30 am and 2 pm.  

  Register for a free session of your choice by logging on to For more information, please contact Lorraine –


Early Learners Preschool Open Day

Early Learners Preschool on Convent Road, Ballaghaderreen are holding an Open Day on Thursday, April 11th between 1 and 3 pm. The school caters for children aged between 2 years 8 months and 4 years 8 months.

  All are welcome and places are free for up to two years. Places are limited for 2019, so please be sure to enrol on time.

  For further information, check out the school’s Facebook page or call 094-9877982.