News…at a glance – July 5th


Summer Storytelling in Roscommon Library

Summer Storytelling will take place in Roscommon Library in July and August at 11 am for 3-6-year-olds, on the following dates:

Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, July 27th and Saturday, August 10th and 31st.

  Please call the library to book a place on 090-6637277.


June winners of Lisnamult Draw

The following were the recent winners of the Lisnamult Draw for June: Michelle Evans (€100); Margaret Regan (€100); Eileen Cox (€50); Gerry Keegan (€25); Joe Finnegan (€25); John Gaffney (€25). Congratulations to all winners.


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.


Pride of Place nominations

Pride of Place is an All-Island competition organised by Co-Operation Ireland and the Local Authorities All-Island Steering Committee. Nominations to the All-Island competition are made by Roscommon County Council on the basis of the recent County Roscommon Pride of Place competition.

  The communities nominated to participate in the 2019 Pride of Place Competition are: Athleague Tidy Towns (Category 1: Population 0-300); Lisacul Community Development Company (Category 2: Population 300-1,000); Boyle Town Team (Category 4: Population 2,000-5,000).

  Judging will take place in August and judges will conduct a site visit to each community during which time they will meet with community representatives. The visit will consist of a formal presentation by representatives of the local community highlighting their achievements and the reasons why they deserve a Pride of Place award. The format of the rest of the visit is up to each individual community but usually includes a short tour of the local area. 

  Those living in nominated communities are encouraged to get involved in the preparation for judging by calling the Community & Enterprise Department of Roscommon County Council at 090-6637205.


Mass in Kilgavin Graveyard

A Mass will take place at Kilgavin Graveyard this Friday evening (July 5th) at 7 pm.


Apostolic Workers’ Display Day in Kilbride

The Elphin Diocese Apostolic Workers’ Display Day took place on June 16th at Kilbride Community Centre. The organisers wish to thank Fr. Browne and his deacon for facilitating the event.

  Mass was concelebrated on the day by Bishop Doran and Diocesan President, Anna Geraghty, thanked those who took part in the recent Chicken Fund.

  Over €20,000 was raised with €4,000 presented to each of the following: Fr. Brendan Foley, Brazil; Sr. Rita Carey, South Africa, and Fr. Joseph Kottar, India. A burse of €1,250 each was presented to The Medical Missionaries and Missionaries of Africa.

  Representatives of various religious orders were also presented with sacred items including vestments, altar linens, chalices, etc.

  Thank you to all who helped to make the day a big success.