News…at a glance December 7th



Kilteevan Tidy Towns hosts Coffee Morning

Kilteevan Tidy Towns is hosting a Coffee Morning on Sunday, December 9th from 10.45 am. The coffee morning is a celebration of our award-winning Cloonlarge Loop Walk.

  Some very special items relating to The Cloonlarge Loop will be on sale on Sunday morning. All a big surprise!

  Don’t miss this very special occasion in Kilteevan. Everyone is invited.

Christmas Market in Hannon’s Hotel

Hannon’s Hotel will host a fundraising Christmas Market this Sunday (9th) from 11 am to 3 pm.

  There will be free face-painting on the day. There will be 20 stalls offering jewellery and accessories, Christmas crafts, decorations and gifts, Forever Aloe, kids’ gifts and much more.

  There will also be a fundraising table for the new Roscommon Hospice building and fundraising stall for the TNR South Roscommon and Roscommon SPCA. All support appreciated.

Curraghboy NS Christmas fundraising concert

The Curraghboy National School Christmas fundraising concert will be held in St. Brigid’s Church, Curraghboy, Athlone on Sunday, 9th of December 2018. Roscommon Solstice Choir and guests will perform. Doors open at 8 pm for an 8.30 pm start. Great night guaranteed. Tickets available locally or email

Roscommon Historical Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the County Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society will take place on Tuesday, December 11th at 8 pm in The Percy French Hotel, Strokestown.

  All members are requested to attend. A short talk on the theme ‘From Dresser to Fitted Kitchen’ will take place after the meeting and will be given by Albert Siggins. The much sought after publication – the Journal of the Society – is intended to be published in the early part of the New Year.

Table quiz in JJ Cattigan’s

A table quiz will take place in JJ Cattigan’s on Castle Street, Roscommon town at 9 pm on Friday, December 7th. Cost €40 per table and proceeds will go towards the St. Coman’s Church of Ireland Repair Fund. All welcome.

Christmas Concert in Frenchpark Church

Bernadine Casserly, accompanied by Ann Kielty, will perform a Christmas Concert in St. Asicus’ Church, Frenchpark on 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.

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, 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.

Festive appeal for throws and blankets

The “front-line workers and volunteers” in the Irish Wheelchair Charity Shop in Roscommon (beside Norio’s on Circular Road) are appealing for help from Roscommon People readers.

  They say: “In order to give a warm winter hug to our wheelchair users and our elderly pensioners, we have started an appeal to the general public to donate throws/blankets. We will gift-wrap these throws with a kind message – ‘snug as a bug in a rug’ – and distribute them free of charge to these wonderful people”.