News…at a glance – March 29th




Volunteers needed for Organ Donor Awareness Week

Organ Donor Awareness Week will take place from Saturday March 30th to Saturday April 6th. The Roscommon Branch of the Irish Kidney Association are looking for Volunteers to sell forget me not flowers, emblems, etc. in Roscommon town on Friday April 5th. If you are willing to help out please contact Maura at 086 8969670.

Organ Donor cards can also be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association – Lo call 1890 543 639 or Free text the word Donor to 50050. Visit


Portrun Development Association AGM

The AGM of Portrun Development Association will be held on Thursday, April 4th at 8.30 pm in Paddy Finn’s, Kilteevan. The meeting is open to all and your attendance would be most welcome. This is your opportunity to hear about the many successful developments and achievements Portrunny has had over the past year. It will set out suggestions for the coming year and if you want to be included you need to attend. We also invite participants to share in the benefits of being involved in the community for an hour per week brings.

Áine’s table quiz for India orphanage work

Roscommon student Áine Farrell is travelling to southern India in June with the UCD Volunteers Overseas programme. She will be working as a part of a physiotherapy team in an orphanage for children with disabilities and from underprivileged backgrounds.

 As part of fundraising for this project, Áine is running a table quiz on Friday, April 5th at 9 pm in Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon. A table of four costs €40 or €10 per person.

  All support would be greatly appreciated on the night and all donations welcome through Áine Farrell’s fundraising page on

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, check out Roscommon Harriers AC Race Series & Roscommon Harriers 10 mile Road Race on Facebook or

Roscommon SPCA car boot sale

Roscommon SPCA will host a car boot sale on Saturday, April 6th at Casey’s Londis, Roscommon town from 9 am to 3 pm.

  Admission is €15 per car, and sellers are asked to bring their own tables. All money raised goes directly to animal welfare in the county.


Murray’s to host fun table quiz

South Roscommon Singers Circle will host a fun table quiz in Murray’s of Knockcroghery this Friday (29th). There will be eight rounds of questions and the quiz will commence at 9.30 pm. €10 per person and tables will be limited to four participants.  The organisers promise you an event filled with fun and entertainment – with some tricky questions of course! There will be spot prizes galore on the night as well as bonus prizes and raffle prizes on offer. Please support this event as proceeds will go towards the annual Singers’ Weekend in October.