News…at a glance – July 19th



Special publication for Heritage Week

Next month will see the launch of a special booklet, ‘The Workhouses of County Roscommon’, at 12.30 on Sunday, August 25th in Cootehall Community House.

  There will be a lecture (free admission) and the launch of a booklet (priced at €5) on the workhouses of Roscommon with the full proceeds going to the Cootehall Community Development Group.

Oran Parish Cemetery committee established

A meeting of Cloverhill Community Council took place in Sonas Nursing Home recently and was attended by local Cllr. Marty McDermott and members of the Cloonycolgan Church District.

  It was decided at the meeting that an Ardkieran and Oran Parish Cemetery committee would be established and that there would be a meeting of representatives from Cloverhill, Cloonycolgan and Ballinaheglish church districts in early September. This new committee will oversee the development and maintenance of both cemeteries. It will also avail of Roscommon County Council grants as funds for such works are badly needed.

  A special collection will also take place at the end of annual Mass on Sunday, July 28th at 9.30 am at Oran Holy Well.

  As every family in the parish of Oran has relatives buried in either Ardkieran or Oran cemeteries, it is hoped that the collection will receive generous support.

  The committee is looking forward to carrying out all necessary development and maintenance in both cemeteries in the coming years.


Castlerea Agricultural Trade & Craft Show

The Castlerea Agricultural Trade & Craft Show takes place at Castlerea Co-operative Mart on Monday, August 5th. All are welcome.

  For more information, contact show secretaries Sara Sharkey (083-8087917) or Elaine Quinn (086-3010409), email or check out the Castlerea Show Facebook page.


Annual Duck Race in Castlecoote

The annual Castlecoote Duck Race will take place on Sunday, August 11th at 4 pm. This is a fun evening for all the family so come along and cheer on your duck as they sail up the river at Castlecoote.

  Ducks are five euro each and are on sale locally. Burgers and sausages available on the day – all in aid of Tidy Towns. Thanks to all for supporting Castlecoote Tidy Towns.