News…at a glance – July 28th

Castlerea Musical Society to stage ‘Stars in Their Eyes’

Castlerea Musical Society will present ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ on Saturday night, 2nd of September in The Stagger Inn, Castlerea.  If you would like to participate, become a superstar or be your favourite idol for a night, then now’s your chance! You can contact Mary on 087-9677439 or any society member for more information.

Would you like to adopt a dog?

Roscommon Dog Pound is appealing for anyone interested in adopting a dog from the local dog pound to make contact. There are many dogs looking for loving homes. For further information, contact Samantha on 085-7026562.

Calling all female soccer enthusiasts

Bealnamulla LFC are having their registration night for the 2017/2018 season on Wednesday, 2nd of August in the clubhouse in Bealnamulla from 7 pm-9 pm. All new players are welcome to join. We look forward to seeing you there. Any enquiries, please contact us via our Facebook page – Bealnamulla LFC, email or Alma on 085-2791490.

Free Computer Training Course

Irish Rural Link is offering a free computer course called Getting Citizens Online. It is designed for beginners to help you feel comfortable using a computer.

  It is an introduction to the Internet, shopping online, emails and basic Microsoft Word processing. Fully qualified computer tutors provide the training. The course takes place over 10 hours in the Monksland area.

  For more information on this free course, please contact John at 086-3064785 or Peggy at 086-7325840.

Derrane Cemetery Mass

Cemetery Sunday takes place in Derrane on Sunday, 30th of July at 6.30 pm. All are welcome.

Longford’s Cruthú Arts Festival 2017

Longford’s Cruthú Arts Festival (July 27th to July 30th) celebrates the wealth of artistic talent in the Midlands region by creating a positive, meaningful and fun engagement with the wider community.

  The programme showcases the work of local, national and international artists of all genres and provides opportunities to engage with the public in a variety of new and alternative performances.

  Cruthú’s artistic mission is to promote the arts through positive public engagement, inspire freedom of expression and awaken passion and curiosity for the arts.

  For information on what to expect, visit

Blood Transfusion Service in Castlerea

Irish Blood Transfusion Service are locating a mobile unit at the Enterprise Hub, Castlerea on Tuesday, 1st of August from 5 pm-8.30 pm.

  For further information contact Michael, our local voluntary organiser. Alternatively, please visit our website

A thank you from Irish Wheelchair Association

 The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Roscommon branch recently held their Annual Church Gate collection and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported our collection and all the volunteers for their time and dedication to the organisation. 

  The funds raised from this collection will go towards the organisation’s services in County Roscommon and enables the IWA to provide the highest level of care to its members and service users year after year.

Roscommon Women’s Network taking a break

Roscommon Women’s Network will be closing from Friday, 28th of July and will remain closed until Monday, 4th of September. RWN charity shop will be closed from Friday, 28th of July until Tuesday, 8th of August.

Traditional music session in Hamrock’s

A traditional music session will take place on this Friday night, 28th of July in Hamrock’s Bar, Athleague starting at 10 pm, continuing until late. Musicians, singers, storytellers. etc. – all are welcome on the night.

  Come along and enjoy the music, song agus craic. There will be a raffle on the night with prizes to be won.