News…at a glance – November 17th



Roscommon Ploughing AGM

The Roscommon Ploughing Association AGM takes place in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon Town on Wednesday, November 22nd at 9 pm sharp.

  All those interested are asked to please be in attendance as a review of the ploughing year will take place.

  New members, young and old, are also more than welcome, so please come along on the night.


Ballinderry graveyard project: A thank you

Ballinderry Old Graveyard Project wish to thank all the people who contributed so generously to its recent church gate collection. The total amount collected was €654.73.


Shoe Box Appeal in Ballaghaderreen

Team Hope’s Operation Christmas Child is currently taking place in Ballaghaderreen, giving the gift of love across the globe. Many children who receive a Christmas shoe box are living in orphanages, hospitals, homes, in the street or in families stuck in the poverty trap. Families in the parish are urged to please, if possible, fill a shoe box for the less well off in the developing world. Flyers are available at the back of the church. 

  Boxes will be collected at Mass on Sunday morning. The shoe box should be wrapped (lid and box separately), the age group you wish the box of goodies to go to (i.e. 2-4, 5-9, 10-14 noted and whether it’s for a boy, or girl. Full list of suggested items is available at the back of the church). Representatives from Team Hope will be present at Mass next Sunday.


Kilmovee Christmas nights!

Kilmovee will play host to two Christmas nights at the pop-up restaurant in the beautiful Thatch Cottage this December.

  On Saturday, December 2nd it’s €25 for 3 courses and bring your own bottle. On Saturday, December 16th, the 5 Course Christmas Gourmet Menu costs €32.50 while diners can once again bring their own bottle. Booking is essential.  

  For reservations, please ring 094-9649484 or email €10 per per person deposit to secure booking, (redeemable against the meal). Please see Kilmovee Heritage and Tourism Facebook page or the community website for full menu details. 


Table quiz in Clonown

The annual Clonown table quiz takes place on Thursday, November 30th at 8 pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Tables of 4 cost €40 and tea and refreshments will be served. There will also be great prizes and a raffle on the night. Please come along and support.


Annual Mistletoe Ball in aid of Hospice

The annual Mistletoe Ball in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice takes place on Saturday, 9th of December at 7.30 pm in Hotel Ballina.

  With a drinks reception followed by a festive four-course meal and music by Concord, this Christmas Party Night is not to be missed!

  Expect a fun-filled night with surprise guests and lots of entertainment. Tickets on sale now through Eventbrite or call the Hospice Office, Knock on 094-9388666. Your support is greatly appreciated.


‘Summertime’ art exhibition

Claire Attenbury will be holding an exhibition of her latest works – ‘Summertime’ – in Roscommon Library from 14th to 25th of November.

  It will feature another range of exciting, colourful and hugely imaginative pictures. Her studies are in mixed media and always full of novelty, humour and delight.

  Soon after she completed her studies at Wolverhampton University Claire came to live in Ireland, where she has now resided for 20 years. 


Christmas Fair in Ballinagare

Ballinagare Community Centre Ladies Club are holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday, 26th of  November from 12 noon to 4 pm in the Community Centre (behind the Church).

  There will be crafts, cakes and produce, raffles and many other stalls. All welcome. No admission charge. Come along and join us for some festive fun and shopping.


Ballyleague Christmas Lights – we need your help this Saturday!

Ballyleague’s Christmas Lights committee needs help urgently next weekend to put up the Village Christmas Tree and street lights.

  If you can give them an hour or two on Saturday next please call the Chairman Noel now on 086-2936180. They have twice as much street lighting to put up this year and need help badly next Saturday, November 18th from 10 am onwards. If they get help the lights go up…if not, don’t complain! So please ring or text Noel this week if you can help. Come out on Saturday and you won’t be asked back for another year!

  The meeting point is Ballyleague bingo hall at 10 am on Saturday morning next, November 18th.