News…at a glance – November 23rd



A festive appeal for throws and blankets

The “front-line workers and volunteers” in the Irish Wheelchair Charity Shop in Roscommon (beside Norio’s on Circular Road) are appealing for help from Roscommon People readers.

  They say: “In order to give a warm winter hug to our wheelchair users and our elderly pensioners, we have started an appeal to the general public to donate throws/blankets. We will gift-wrap these throws with a kind message – ‘snug as a bug in a rug’ – and distribute them free of charge to these wonderful people”.

  The group are now appealing to the general public to help by donating their unwanted throws and blankets to this worthy cause.

Athlone Choral Society Table Quiz

The Athlone Choral Society are holding a fundraising Table Quiz on Thursday, 22nd of November at 8 pm in The Bounty, Athlone. Entry fee is €40 for a table of four. Fabulous spot prizes. All welcome.

Cake sale and raffle with ‘Busy Needles’

Roscommon knitting group ‘Busy Needles’ will hold a cake sale and raffle on Friday, November 30th from 10.30 am to 2 pm in The Melting Pot Community Space in Castlecourt in Roscommon town.

  There will be some beautiful handmade Christmas decorations on offer on the day and all proceeds will go towards Jacinta’s Smile and Cancer Care West. All support greatly appreciated.

Roscommon Garden Club Gala Night

The Roscommon Garden Club annual Christmas Charity Gala Night will take place on Thursday, December 6th at 8 pm at the Abbey Hotel. There will be a floral demonstration and a finger buffet with wine, tea and coffee. There will also be a big raffle with all of the floral arrangements on the night up for grabs. Proceeds will go towards the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Roscommon branch.

  Guest demonstrator is Ethel Mitchell from Moate. A floral demonstrator for many years with a wealth of experience and knowledge, Ethel has her own shop, a converted stable in the grounds of Moate Castle. She has hosted many flower festivals including Birr, Mullingar, Moate and Galway. She has been in charge of the floral tents at the Tullamore Show and is involved in the annual plant sale which is held in Moate.

  Tickets for the Gala night are €20 and they can be bought from the reception at the Abbey Hotel and from Pat O’Rourke on 090-6625694 or 086-0774017. The organisers would be grateful if tickets could be bought in advance so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes. All support greatly appreciated.

Table quiz in Clonown

The annual Clonown table quiz takes place this Thursday (22nd) at 8 pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. Tables of 4 cost €40 and there will be tea and refreshments served as well as great prizes and a raffle on the night. Please support.

Hospice Tree lighting – an invitation

The Mayo-Roscommon Hospice invite you to attend the lighting of their Tree of Light in Knock on Sunday, 2nd of December at 6 pm. All those for whom lights are sponsored will be remembered at the ceremony.

  You can sponsor a light for the living and deceased at local pharmacies, hospice shops, hospice support groups, Knock Shrine and on up until Christmas Eve. Your support would be most appreciated.

Clothes Collection fundraiser

Lisaniskey N.S. Parents’ Association have organised a clothes collection. Bags of clothes will be collected at Clooneycolgan Community Centre on Sunday, 25th of November from 10.30 am to 11.30 am and on Tuesday, 27th of November and Wednesday, 28th of November from 9 am to 10 am. Your support is greatly appreciated.