News…at a glance – January 18th



Roscommon Macra tractor run on February 3rd


Roscommon Macra will hold a tractor run on Sunday, February 3rd. Registration will take place from 12 noon, with the run starting a 1 pm.

  The route will take in Brideswell, Dysart, Taughmaconnell and then back to Brideswell.

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


Knockcroghery Community Alert meeting


There will be a public meeting of Knockcroghery Community Alert in Knockcroghery Community Centre on Monday, January 21st at 9 pm. Those wishing to sign up to the Text Alert system can do so on the night.


Underwater Search & Rescue annual collection


The Roscommon Underwater Search & Rescue Unit will hold their annual church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday (19th and 20th) at the following Churches: Boyle, Croghan, Drumlion, Aughrim, Dangan (Kilmore), Arigna, Keadue, Cootehall, Crossna, Drumboylan, Ballinameen, Corrigeenroe, Elphin, Creeve, Frenchpark, Ballinagare, Breedogue, Mantua, Tulsk, Killina and Kilmurray. All monies collected will go towards the maintenance of the unit.

  The club would like to thank you for your generous support in the past and hope that you will be able to support this collection.


RSPCA spaying and neutering programme


Roscommon SPCA has commenced a spaying, neutering and microchip programme this week. Owners can have cats and dogs spayed/neutered, and dogs microchipped and registered at a discount, the rest is covered by Roscommon SPCA.

  This community-based programme is run by Roscommon SPCA and part-funded by the Department of Agriculture animal welfare grant for 2019 and donations received.

  The programme will run whilst funding is available. To apply, email your name, address, contact number and vet details to or phone 087-0505594.


Blood donation clinic at the Abbey Hotel


Tonight (Thursday 17th) is the last night of the current blood donation clinic at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon town. The clinic will run from 5 pm to 8.30 pm. For more information call LoCall 1850-731137.


Thank you from St Vincent de Paul


St. Vincent de Paul in Roscommon town are sincerely thankful for all donations of money, food and toys received before Christmas.

  A special word of appreciation to the children from local and surrounding schools, who, through their Christmas tree appeal, carol singing and food collections, helped greatly.

  As the demand for services continues to grow, all donations are really appreciated.

  The local St. Vincent de Paul contact number is 086-0741352 or there is a postbox in St. Coman’s Club, Abbey Street, Roscommon town.