News…at a glance – January 11th




Shine a Light Ecumenical Service

The Mayo/Roscommon Hospice ‘Let Love Shine a Light’ Ecumenical Service will take place at St. John’s Rest and Care Centre, Knock on Sunday, January 20th at 3.45 pm.

All those for whom lights were sponsored on the Tree of Light will be remembered at the Service. All are welcome.


Local Mental Health Forum at Regari

The Roscommon Local Mental Health Forum will be held on Monday, January 14th 2019 from 6 to 8 pm in Regari, The Lodge, Athlone Road (adjacent to Roscommon University Hospital).

  The forum will be a regular monthly meeting and the purpose of the local mental health forum is to gather the views and experiences of those using mental health services, and those of their family members and carers in order to bring about positive change within the mental health service.

  All are welcome on Monday, January 14th. Please contact Colette Tuohy on 087-4148743 or log on to for more information.


Healthy Ireland at your library

As part of the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme, the following events will take place this January at Roscommon Library: Thursday, January 10th (7 pm-8 pm): Beginner’s Pilates for adults, with Goretti Dwyer; Tuesday, January 15th (6.30 pm-8 pm): Understanding Stress & Building Resilience, with Paul Marsden; Tuesday, January 22nd (6.30 pm-8 pm): Getting a good night’s sleep, with Paul Marsden; Tuesday, January 29th (6.30 pm-8 pm): Beginner’s Yoga for adults, with Avril Mullally.

  All events are free, however booking is essential by phone on 090-6637277/090-6637282 or by email:

Four Roads lights up!

In conjunction with Operation Transformation, Four Roads Healthy Club have organised a walk in Tisrara Community Sports Park every Thursday for six weeks, from Thursday, 17th  of January to Thursday, February 21st, from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

  Ireland Lights Up is a national initiative to improve the health of the country throughout communities across Ireland. Tisrara Community Sports Park will be lit up and the Four Roads group will be walking every Thursday for six weeks. This is open to the whole community (all ages) and is free of charge.


The Friendship Circle – every Sunday

The Friendship Circle meets at The Core, Roscommon town every Sunday from 3 pm to 5 pm. All are welcome.


Ardcarne talk on reducing Alzheimer’s risk

Join Dr. Wilma Lourens at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, on Saturday, January 19th from 11 am to 12.30 pm for another talk on how to reduce your risk of developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease.

  The talk will focus on the importance of foods, eating patterns and the importance of exercise. Dr. Lourens will also be joined by Raluca Tuluianu, a qualified physical activity coach. To book your place contact Ardcarne Garden Centre in Boyle on 071-9667091.


Monday night music classes with Comhaltas

The long-standing traditional music classes, run by Roscommon Town Branch of Comhaltas, continue on Monday nights in the Dr. Hyde Centre from 6.30 pm. Further information is available from Bill Cunningham on 086-3345817.