News…at a glance – March 22nd



A Healthy Greener You …course commences soon

A little horticulture, a little cookery, shopping tips, reducing waste tips, a little nature walking and learning, a lot of fun and more…learn how and why small changes ordinary people can make in our everyday routines can help ourselves, nature and our world be healthier and happier. 

  This part-time community education course starts in Ballaghaderreen (venue to be confirmed) on Wednesday, 3rd April from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and runs for the following six Wednesday mornings. There is no charge. 

  Please contact Roscommon Women’s Network (RWN) on 094-9621690, text Nora on 086-8099154, or email for more information. This is a GRETB funded course in association with RWN, Roscommon Environment Network, Local Agenda 21 Environmental partnership Fund 2018 and the Department of Communications, Action & Environment.  

Heritage Audit to be launched in Creggs

Creggs Rural Development and Tidy Towns committee will launch its heritage audit of ‘Creggs and District’ in Creggs Historical Centre on this Thursday, March 21st at 7.30 pm. Cllr. Peter Keaveney, Leas-Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council, will launch the project. 

  Dr. Christy Cunniffe and Zena Hoctor will attend the launch and give a presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

  It promises to be an entertaining night of historical studies. All welcome.

Brain talk at Ardcarne Garden Centre

Are you interested in learning more about reducing your risk of developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s? Due to popular demand, Dr. Wilma Lourens, a recently-retired consultant endocrinologist, is repeating her first talk on this important topic at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Roscommon this Sunday (March 24th) from 2 pm to 3.30 pm and in Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle on Saturday, March 30th from 11 am to 2.30 pm.

  This talk gives an overview of the topic and Dr. Lourens hopes to follow up with more talks and video presentations. To book a place, please call Ardcarne Garden Centre on 071-9667091.

Holiday with Active Retirement

The Roscommon Town Active Retirement Association invite you to join them on a 5-day coach holiday based at the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Connemara from Monday, May 13th to Friday, May 17th. The cost of the trip, based on half-board accommodation and including three day trips, is €330 per person sharing. Booking now on 086-1925411.

Strokestown Women’s Shed table quiz

A table quiz fundraiser hosted by Eugene Murphy TD in aid of Strokestown Women’s Shed is being held this Friday night (22nd) in The Hayloft Pub, Bridge Street, Strokestown at 9 pm. There will be a raffle on the night and all support is greatly appreciated. For more, contact Ruth (089-9725741).

Roscommon Harriers Race Series back for month of April

The Roscommon Harriers AC 5k Race Series is back! We invite you to challenge yourself each Friday for the month of April. Races starts at 7.30pm from entrance gate to Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon. Register on the evening of each race from 6.30pm. Open to walkers and runners of all abilities.

            For further information   Roscommon Harriers AC Race Series & Roscommon Harriers 10 mile Road Race or