News…at a glance – May 24th


Roscommon MS Church gate collections

Roscommon branch of MS Ireland is holding its annual Church gate collection at 9.30 am Mass this Saturday at Ballinaheglish Church. All donations would be appreciated.

Sunflower volunteers wanted in Roscommon!

National Sunflower Days for Hospice will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th and as many volunteers as possible are needed to help raise funds and make the event a success. Sunflowers will be on sale at stores in Roscommon town and other local towns. Any time you can give on those dates would be most appreciated.

  Make this your special favour to the cause of hospice and call 094-9388666 now or email to be included. Your support would be most appreciated.

Upholstery Course in Glenamaddy

Glenamaddy & District Development Company, in conjunction with GRETB Community Training, will host a four-week upholstery course in the Old Tech in Glenamaddy from Thursday, May 30th from 10 am to 12 pm. Spaces are very limited.

  Contact Martina at 094-9638517 or 086-0597444 or drop into the office.

Annual Hospice Social in Hamrock’s

The Athleague Fuerty Hospice Support Group is having its Annual Social at Hamrock’s Lounge, Athleague on Sunday, June 2nd. Music will be provided by The Lancers. There will also be a raffle on the night with lots of great prizes. Please support. All donations welcome.  

Memorial Pool Tournament at The Hollywood

The 12th annual Gerry Mannion Memorial Pool Tournament will take place on Friday, 31st of May at The Hollywood Bar, Roscommon town.  

  Gerard Mannion (RIP, 2002) is the son of Marty Mannion (RIP) and Phil Mannion from Four Roads.

  This is a singles tournament and will comprise of approximately 15 players all of whom are family, relations, friends and associates of Gerry. The first round will be played on a one-frame knockout basis, while the semi-finals and final will be the best of three frames. This year a doubles competition will be introduced to get proceedings underway.

  There will be no entry fee – however donations will be gratefully accepted and all monies collected on the night will go towards Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.

  Last year a total of €500 was raised for The Ronald McDonald House which provides a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalised or undergoing extended treatment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

  This year’s event starts at 9 pm and everyone is welcome on the night.


Special Mass for Healing in Curraghboy

A Special Mass for Healing will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy this Friday (24th) commencing at 8 pm.

  The celebrant will be Fr. Tony Emeka, MHF. Confessions will be available from 7 pm prior to the commencement of Holy Mass. Individual Blessings for Healing and Benediction will take place after Mass. All are most welcome. Contact 086-4054489.


Blood Donation Clinic at Abbey Hotel

A blood donation clinic will take place at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town on Tuesday, May 28th, Wednesday, 29th and Thursday, 30th from 5 pm to 8.30 pm.

  All support would be greatly appreciated. For more information, LoCall 1850-731137 or check out Facebook and Twitter.