a glance – February 23rd



Your chance to vote for Radiology staff at Roscommon Hospital


The Radiology Department at Roscommon University Hospital is seeking a nomination for the 2018 MEDRAY Award – and needs your votes!

  The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) once again have teamed up with MEDRAY Imaging Systems to give the MEDRAY Award to a Radiographer/Radiation Therapist/Radiology Department who deals with many difficult and challenging tasks while in practice.

  There are occasions where staff go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that their patients and clients receive the utmost of special care and attention and the MEDRAY award acknowledges this.

  Mary Garvey, General Manager, Roscommon University Hospital, said: “Resulting in patient recognition of the Radiology Department here in the hospital, we decided to seek a nomination for the MEDRAY award.  

  “It is the first year that Roscommon University Hospital has sought a nomination for this award and it would be lovely to see the commitment and dedication of all the staff within the department recognised”.

  To nominate Roscommon Radiology Department of the Year and Radiographer of Year visit:

  The nominations for Radiographer of Year are Ann Marie Healy, Ann Lawn, Marie Conroy, Eimear Rea, Shepherd Nsangwe, Louise Lefimil and Martina Crosbie.

  Nominations can be made by members of the public, Radiographers/Radiation Therapists or other clinical staff, by completing the nomination form online.

 All nominations received by 31 March will be reviewed by a panel of judges for the shortlisting process.


 Annual Table Quiz in Cuisle


Cuisle’s annual table quiz will take place on Friday, 23rd of February 2018 at 9 pm in Cuisle Holiday Centre, Donamon, Roscommon.

  Table of four is €40. For all enquiries please contact Cuisle Holiday Centre on 090-6662277.


Official opening of Boyle Primary Centre deferred


Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that the official opening of Boyle Primary Care Centre by the Minister for Health has been deferred until March.

  “Minister for Health Simon Harris was due to officially open the Primary Care Centre on Saturday morning next, February 24th, but I have been informed by his office that his visit has now been deferred.

  “We are now looking at a date in early March for Minister Harris to perform the official opening”.


Art group at Vita House Family Centre


Vita House Family Centre, Abbey Street, Roscommon will be hosting an informal art group which is open to members of the public, each Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm and each Thursday from 10 am to roughly 12 noon.

  The aim of the group is to provide people with a relaxing and friendly environment where they can meet others, relax and enjoy painting, drawing or craft working.

  If you would like to come along or make an enquiry, you can contact Vita House at 090-6625898 or email


Music session in Hamrock’s, Athleague


There will be a music session in Hamrock’s Bar, Athleague, Co. Roscommon, on this Friday night, 23rd of February, 2018, starting at 10 pm and continuing ‘till late.    

  Musicians, singers, storytellers, etc. all welcome on the night. Come along and enjoy the ceol, caint agus craic. There will be a raffle on the night with spot prizes to be won.


South Roscommon Singers’ Table Quiz 


The annual South Roscommon Singers Circle Table Quiz will take place in Murray’s, Knockcroghery, on this Friday, 23rd of February.

  Starting around 9 pm, this is a fun event with loads of prizes, surprises and, no doubt, debate.

  The Circle is currently involved in a number of interesting community projects, so your support would be greatly appreciated.

  Table of four is just €30 – please come along and join in the fun. 


Kilmovee 10km



The 9th Annual Kilmovee 10km takes place on Holy Saturday, 31st of March from Kilmovee GAA Centre (near Knock airport), commencing at 1 pm. Proceeds to Kilmovee Shamrocks GAA and Mayo/Roscommon Hospice palliative care service. Sponsorship cards available by contacting 094-9388666. 


Inner Child Workshop at Vita House


An Inner Child Workshop with Philomena Hunt will be held at Vita House Family Centre, Abbey Street, Roscommon on March 3rd & 4th.

  The focus of this two-day workshop is to acknowledge and validate the wisdom of the ‘child within’.

  To securely book your place at this two-day workshop, go to or call 090-6625898.