News…at a glance – March 1st




Cloonycolgan Community Centre update

On Shrove Tuesday (March 5th), Cloonycolgan Community Centre committee will honour the ‘Pancake Tuesday’ tradition with an evening of pancake making! The committee encourages everyone to come along and join them for what promises to be an enjoyable evening from 8 pm.

  On Wednesday (March 6th), Sgt. Paul McDermott, Roscommon Crime Prevention Officer, will give a talk on home security in the community centre at 8 pm. All are welcome to come along to this important information evening.

  The committee will host an Irish Night on St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17th), between 7 pm and 10 pm. This will consist of céilí dancing, traditional music, singing and an Open Mic. The organisers would be delighted if the local community would come along and enjoy themselves on the night.

Drum Heritage Group’s Quiz Night!

Drum Heritage Group are hosting a fundraising Quiz Night at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8.30 pm on Friday, March 8th.

  Entry is €40 per table or €10 per person and there will be a raffle on the night with plenty of spot prizes up for grabs. Individual participants welcome. Tea/coffee provided on the night. For more information contact 085-2094555.

Support group for parents of LGBTI+

Are you a parent of an individual who identifies as LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender) and would like peer support from other parents? TLC (Tuismitheoirí Le Chéile) is a support group with parents who meet on the last Tuesday of each month in Vita House in Roscommon town from 8 pm to 9 pm. There is also a helpline which you can call on 083-8979280 open every Monday between 7 pm to 9 pm, providing a confidential, safe and supportive space for parents. All welcome.

Oran Healthy Clubs run/walk this Saturday

Oran Healthy Clubs recently took part in the Ireland Lights Up campaign with Operation Transformation where there were over 100 people out walking under lights at the pitch in Rockfield.

  Oran Healthy Clubs has also been running Oran Gets Active since the start of the year. Currently in its fourth year it has gone from strength to strength. 

  Weekly exercise classes led by Ciara McDonnell of Pulse Fitness have taken place in Ballinaheglish Community Hall as well as a meet and train Couch to 5k led by Roscommon Sports Partnership.

  Now all eyes are on the 6km and 10km run/walk this Saturday (March 2nd) at 12 noon in Cuisle. All are welcome to join in walking or running round the beautiful Suck Valley surrounds. Cost €10. For more information call 087-4648437.

Lisnamult Draw winners

The winners in the recent Lisnamult Draw are as follows: €100 Declan Walsh, €100 Ann Lohan, €50 Liam Stephens, €25 Triona Reddington, €25 Lauren McDermott, €25 Nora Finan.

Roscommon Town ICA Guild monthly meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Roscommon Town ICA Guild will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at 8 pm in Molloy’s Bakery, Abbeytown and will be followed by a cake demonstration. Many interesting topics will be discussed including our craft day, book club, plans for a trip to a musical, etc.

  Congratulations with good luck wishes go to Evelyn Finn on winning a recent baking competition. She now goes forward to An Grianán for a national competition as a representative of County Roscommon. 

  If new members are interested in joining this guild, please contact 087-4637758 for further details.