`News…at a glance – February 1st



‘Breakout for Hospice’ cycle in April

Mayo/Roscommon Hospice seeks cyclists to participate in the fundraising ‘Breakout for Hospice’ cycle which takes place on Saturday, April 20th, which commences in Castlerea and includes a 120km/70km and a 15km family cycle.

  The event, organised by Castlerea Prison Service and An Garda Síochána, will be followed by a novel Gaelic football match at 6 pm between the two parties where one of them will become the Breakout for Hospice 2019 champions. Refreshments will be served after event.

  For more information contact 094-9388666.

Scout Troop meeting in Castlerea

The 3rd Roscommon-Castlerea Scout Troop will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 5th for parents who want to get their children involved in the Scouts.

  This is for parents who already have their children’s names down and anyone else who is interested in getting involved.

  The meeting will take place at 7.30 pm in the O’Rourke Centre in Castlerea St. Kevin’s GAA Club. This will also be where weekly meetings will be held. For more information please email castlereascouts@gmail.com.  

Fun Run for Paul’s Chernobyl visit

Rose Escort of the Year, Paul Clabby, is holding a 5K Fun Run in order to fundraise for his upcoming volunteering visit to Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International orphanage.

  The Fun Run will take place on Saturday, February 9th from Kilbride Community Centre with registration from 11 am and the run starting at 12 noon. Entry is €10 per person or €20 per family.

  There will also be an after-party in Foxe’s Bar, Roscommon town, with a rugby-themed fancy dress for the Ireland v Scotland Six Nations game. All support appreciated.

Roscommon Macra tractor run this Sunday

Roscommon Macra will hold a tractor run this Sunday (3rd). Registration will take place from 12 noon with the run starting a 1 pm.

  The route will take in Brideswell, Dysart and Taughmaconnell, and finish in Brideswell.

  All proceeds raised will be divided equally between Roscommon Macra and the IWA Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon.

Dates set for O’Carolan Festival

The O’Carolan Festival will take place from Friday, August 2nd to Monday, August 5th. The harp competition takes place on Saturday, August 3rd.

  The festival is preceded by the Summer School which runs from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd.

Support group at Boyle Family Centre

A six-week closed support group for anyone whose life has been affected by a cancer diagnosis (past or present), covering topics such as mindfulness, managing stress and loss will take place in Boyle Family Resource Centre beginning Monday, February 4th at 10 am. Please contact 090-6625898 for more information. 

Underwater Search & Rescue Church gate collection

The Roscommon Underwater Search & Rescue Unit will hold Church gate collections on Saturday and Sunday, February 9th and 10th in the following areas: Kilteevan, Curraghroe, Ballagh, Fourmilehouse, Derrane, Cloonycolgan, Cloverhill, Athleague, Fuerty, Kilbegnet/Creggs, Knockcroghery, St. John’s/Lecarrow, Rahara, Four Roads, Ballyforan, Dysart, Kiltoom, Curraghboy, Moore, Cloonfad, Drum, Clonown, Taughmaconnell, Strokestown, Corniska, Kiltrustan, Slatta, Kilglass, Whitehall, Scramogue and Tarmonbarry. 

  All monies collected will go towards the maintenance of the unit. The club would like to thank everyone for their generous support in the past and will welcome support for this collection.


Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service


The Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a free and confidential service that provides assistance and support to families and individuals grieving the death of a loved one by suicide. 

  Contact Tiffany Jennings-Walsh, Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer, on 085-7407856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre on 071-9663000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.