News…at a glance – May10th


Football match in aid of Danny Browne Fund

Creggs GAA will host a football match this Saturday (11th) at 7 pm between local rivals ‘The Mountain’ and ‘The Valley’. Proceeds will go to The Danny Browne Fund. Three-year-old Danny Browne suffers from a rare and debilitating condition known as cerebral palsy spastic diplegia, which inhibits his mobility. He is the eldest child of Val Browne and Kelly Ann Geraghty. Please support.

Coffee morning in aid of ‘Make a Wish’

The students at Roscommon VTOS are hosting a coffee morning in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation this Friday (10th) at VTOS on Lanesboro Street from 11 am to 1 pm. All welcome.

Ballinasloe Singers’ Circle tonight

Ballinasloe Singers’ Circle will host its next Circle in The Dunlo Tavern, Dunlo Street, Ballinasloe this evening (Thursday, 9th) from 9.30 pm. All singers, storytellers, poets and listeners welcome. Admission is free. 

Ballintubber Community Alert AGM

The AGM of Ballintubber Community Alert will take place this Friday (10th) at 9 pm in the Old School House, Ballintubber. All welcome.

Haemochromatosis information meeting

Roscommon County Council, Healthy Ireland and The Irish Haemochromatosis Association are holding a Haemochromatosis Information Meeting in Roscommon town on Tuesday, May 14th at 7.30 pm in Arás an Chontae, Roscommon town.

  Tea and coffee will be served from 7 pm and speakers on the night will be from Roscommon University Hospital, including: Dr. Gerard O’Meara (Consultant Geriatrician), Nurse Margaret Kelly (Advance Practitioner in Diabetes), and Nurse Olive Arnold (Haemochromatosis Specialist Nurse).

Tidy Towns Church gate collections

Roscommon Tidy Towns Association will hold its annual Church gate collection this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th). Funds collected will go towards future projects to enhance the town.

  Currently the town is at Gold Medal status, and new members are always welcome to join the award-winning group who meet on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the Market Square. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Athlone Choral Society’s Summer Concert

The Athlone Choral Society is looking forward to its annual Summer Concert. The society has been working hard for the last few months learning new pieces and reviving some old favourites! With a great mixture of special guests including soprano Aisling Kenny, string quartet ‘Impromptu’, Le Chéile Singers and organist Daren Lane, you’re assured of a wonderful night’s entertainment.

  Experience this much-anticipated performance on Saturday, 25th Mary at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Athlone.   

Tickets are €10 and are available on the door or from choir members.