News…at a glance – January 25th




Yoga & Mindfulness in Roscommon Library

Yoga & Mindfulness with Avril Mullally of Roscommon Yoga & Therapies will take place in Roscommon Library on Tuesday, January 29th from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

  This event was originally advertised as ‘Beginners’ Yoga’, however due to demand we have decided to have participants seated rather than on mats. There will be a discussion on Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation where Avril will explain the positive benefits it will bring to your life.

  This is a free event and places can be booked by phoning 090-6637277/6637282 or by emailing

Busy Needles raises €1,400 for two charities

Busy Needles Knitting Group would like to thank all those who supported its recent pre-Christmas charity knit and bake sale and raffle which raised €1,400.

  Of this total, €700 was recently donated to Cancer Care West and €700 was donated to the Jacinta’s Smile charity. The group appreciates your support.

Glenamaddy Credit Union AGM

The AGM of Glenamaddy Credit Union will be held on Thursday, January 31st in Williamstown Parochial Hall at 7.30 pm. 

  Chairman John Murphy said: “We are pleased to report that the performance of the Credit Union in 2018 has been strong. The key highlights are: loan book growth of €1.3m; a surplus of €96,895 and a productive year for ongoing lending, with annual advances exceeding €4.1m.

  “This represents excellent progress in furthering the Credit Union’s strategic aims of growing the loan book and maintaining a healthy level of capital reserves. The surplus delivered in 2018 added to the Credit Union’s capital strength and provides a robust position. A free raffle will be held for all members in attendance at the AGM”.

IWA annual dinner this Sunday

The Roscommon branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association’s annual dinner takes place this Sunday (27th) in Cuisle, Donamon, commencing at 1 pm with Mass and dinner and entertainment to follow.

Lecarrow Benevolent Fund AGM

The Lecarrow Benevolent Fund AGM will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 9 pm in Coffey’s Lounge in Lecarrow. New members are very welcome.

Support group at Boyle Family Resource 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. 

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 at 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.

January winners in Lisnamult

The following people were winners in January’s Lisnamult Draw: Aoife Donoghue (€100), Breda Quigley (€100), Bob McCormack (€50), Peggy Neilan (€25), Pat Clogher (€25) and Kathleen Shannon (€25).