News…at a glance – January 19th


Lecarrow Benevolent Fund AGM

The Lecarrow Benevolent Fund AGM will take place next Monday (22nd) in Coffey’s Lounge in Lecarrow at 9 pm.

  Recently, work was completed on a storage shed for St. John’s new cemetery. Funding had been provided by the Lecarrow Benevolent Fund.

  New members are welcome to attend the AGM next Monday in Coffey’s Lounge, Lecarrow.

Castlecoote-Fuerty set for Fleadh Cheoil

Fleadh Cheoil Ros Comáin 2018 will be held during Easter Weekend in Castlecoote-Fuerty for the second year in a row. 

  As Easter is very early this year, all Fleadh music, song, dance and Comhrá Gaeilge entries must be with your local Comhaltas Rúnaí by February 23rd.  For the Roscommon Town branch area, an rúnaí is Liam Ó Cuinneagáin (Bill Cunningham), 1 Cloonbrackna Avenue (090-6626729 or 086-3345817). 

  Competitors are reminded of the Comhaltas rule, that names of Irish origin must be given in their original form (Irish). Other names should also be given in their original form. Late entries will not be accepted by any branch rúnaí. 

Active Retirement resume meetings

Roscommon Town Active Retirement Association will resume weekly meetings on Thursday, February 1st at 2.30 pm in the Education Room in the Sacred Heart Hospital.

South Roscommon Vintage Club…off to Taughmaconnell           

On Sunday next, January 28th, all roads lead to the Taughmaconnell Community Centre for the 2018 South Roscommon Vintage Club Annual Auto Jumble.

  As in other years, the event will feature a good selection of vintage tractors, motorcars and motorcycle spare parts for sale. There will be a big model show and food catering on site.

  The club’s 2017 Christmas Dinner was held at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone and the event turned out to be highly enjoyable. 

  The South Roscommon Vintage Club corn threshing took place in Athleague village on Sunday October 29th.

  Over a sunny bank holiday weekend our Vintage Club staged an impressive display over two days at the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships in Kiltoom, Athlone.

  On a Sunday in late August a keen group of the South Roscommon Vintage members travelled to Eyrecourt in East Galway to support a charity road run in aid of the Niall Mellon Trust Foundation.

  For details on the Auto Jumble on Sunday, January 28th contact Liam Keogh on 087-7565147.

Garden Club to meet at Abbey Hotel

The next meeting of the Roscommon Garden Club will take place on Monday, January 29th at The Abbey Hotel. The guest speaker on the night will be Barry Ward from Ballinasloe Garden Centre. The topic of Barry’s talk will be ‘Making your garden pay’ which will include composting and rejuvenating your garden. 

  Ballinasloe Garden Centre has been in business for almost 30 years and is a family-run company. Barry has had an interest in agriculture and horticulture since childhood and he trained with the Franciscans in Multyfarnham, Mullingar. He has also worked in the Sap nurseries in Kildare and has had a landscaping company for well over 30 years. 

  Barry will have seen many changes in the industry over the years and with his knowledge and experience we are in for a very interesting night.

  All are welcome on Monday (29th) at The Abbey Hotel for what promises to be informative evening.

Concert this Sunday in Glenamaddy Town Hall

Craobh Tom Morrison is starting the New Year with a concert this Sunday (21st) in Glenamaddy Town Hall. The concert, which runs from 5-7 pm, will feature some of the great young traditional musicians in the area. 

  The €5 entry cost includes refreshments, entry to a draw for a hotel break and to Jim Pete’s pub for a music session following the concert. Please support.

CPR/AED training in Loughglynn

All CPR/AED trained responders in the Loughglynn/Gorthaganny/Lisacul areas are now due to renew their training. Training will take place in Loughglynn Community Centre on Friday, January 26th from 5.30 pm-8 pm, while two further training sessions will be held on Saturday, January 27th (morning and afternoon).

  To book a class that suits you, please contact Dympna on 086-0682109, Breege on 087-1268806 or Andre on 087-7425947. New members are very welcome to join the class and learn vital life-saving skills.

Thanks from Underwater Search and Recovery Club

Roscommon & District Underwater Search and Recovery Club would like to thank all who contributed so generously to our church gate appeal on the weekend of January 6th and 7th.

  The monies collected will go towards the purchasing of essential search and recovery equipment. We depend on your generosity so thank you again for your support.