News…at a glance – December 14th



Family Tree Holy Mass in Curraghboy

A special Family Tree Holy Mass will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy, Athlone on Thursday, December 13th (this evening), commencing at 8 pm.

  The celebrant will be Fr. John Walsh. Confessions will be available from 7 pm, prior to the commencement of Holy Mass. Individual blessings and Benediction will take place afterwards. All are most welcome. Contact 086-4054489 for more information.

Festival of Lessons and Carols in St. Coman’s

St. Coman’s Church of Ireland on Henry Street in Roscommon town will play host to a Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas today (Thursday, December 13th). All are welcome.

The Friendship Circle  – every Sunday

The Friendship Circle meets at The Core, Roscommon town every Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Concert in Frenchpark Church

Bernadine Casserly, accompanied by Ann Kielty, will perform a Christmas Concert in St. Asicus’ Church, Frenchpark tonight, Thursday, December 13th, at 8 pm in aid of Frenchpark & District Childcare.

  Don’t miss out on this magical evening of singing, guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit! Tickets cost €10 and are available at or by phoning 094-9870111.

‘80s Disco Night for Hospice

An ‘80s Disco Night out with a raffle and auction in aid of the new Roscommon Hospice Unit will take place in Cattigan’s Bar on Castle Street, Roscommon on Saturday, December 15th with music by DJ Seamus Duke.

  Sponsorship and items for auction welcome. Contact Seamus on 086-8335380.

Carol services in Roscommon and Ballinlough

St. Coman’s Church of Ireland will host a carol service tonight (Thursday, December 13th) at 8 pm.

  There will also be a carol service this Friday (14th) at Ballinlough at 8 pm. All are welcome to both services.

Bealnamulla LFC Christmas Draw

Bealnamulla Ladies Football Club is holding its annual Christmas Draw in The Bounty Bar and Restaurant this Sunday (December 16th) at 6 pm.

  There are great prizes to be won on the night. Tickets available from all players and committee members. The club looks forward to seeing you there.

Roscommon SPCA Church gate collections

The Roscommon SPCA will hold its annual church gate collections at the Ballyforan and Ballymoe Churches this Saturday and Sunday (15th and 16th). Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club AGM

On Friday, November 30th, Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club held its AGM with the following roles being assigned: Chairman, Michéal Farrell; Secretary, Tracy Gray; Treasurer, Paula Carberry; Diving Officer, Paul Newman; Equipment Officer, Kevin Connor; Training Officer, Herbert Farrell; Safety Officer, Fergal MacElgunn; Child Protection Officer, Herbert Farrell; PRO, Brian Farrell.

  For any enquiries relating to the sub aqua club, please contact Tracy on 087-9765911 or Michéal on 087-9624050.