News…at a glance – November 9th



Roscommon Heritage Group meeting

The Roscommon Heritage Group will meet on Tuesday, November 20th at 8.30 pm at Gleeson’s Townhouse in Roscommon town. All are welcome. Please contact acting secretary Theresa on 087-7554393 or by email at for more information.

Remembrance Mass for County Council staff

A Mass for deceased Roscommon County Council staff and members has been arranged for Friday, November 16th at 6 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon. All welcome.

Religious goods on display at Sacred Heart Church

This Saturday and Sunday (10th and 11th) the Roscommon branch of Apostolic Workers will have on display at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church in Roscommon town, a selection of religious goods.

  Consider donating a chalice or sacred vessel on behalf of a friend who has had a special occasion including a wedding anniversary, birthday, jubilee, confirmation or retirement, or pick up something in memory of a loved one who has departed this life.

Glenamaddy Christmas Fair

The Glenamaddy Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, 25th of November featuring 35 local producers.

 There will be plenty of crafts on offer on the day, a face-painting section for the kids, a guess the weight of the cake competition and a raffle with lots of prizes and some dancing and music by the local Comhaltas! This promises to be a great day and admission is free!

Hospice appeal for volunteers

Mayo/Roscommon Hospice is seeking volunteers to help with the sale of cards at outlets over two weekends in late November and mid-December in local towns. Any hours you can give would be most appreciated. Contact 094-9388666 or email

Mass for the Holy Souls

Special Mass for the Holy Souls will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy, Athlone on Wednesday, November 14th at 8 pm.

  The celebrant will be Monsignor Daniel McHugh from Birmingham (UK) and formerly from Taughmaconnell and Curraghboy. Confessions will be available from 7 pm prior to the commencement of Holy Mass. All are most welcome. Contact 086-4054489 for more information.

Cam Bóthar auction in Curraghboy on Saturday

Cam Bóthar Committee is holding a fundraising auction this Saturday (10th) in McDermott’s Lounge, Curraghboy.

  There will be animals and other items for auction. Music in the lounge will be provided by Pat The Man and there will be a number of raffle prizes on the night. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Class of ’77 Convent Reunion

The Convent of Mercy, Roscommon Leaving Certificate Class of 1977 is holding a reunion on Saturday, November 24th at 5 pm in Jackson’s Restaurant, Roscommon town. All are welcome to come along.

Lisnamult Residents’ indoor market

Lisnamult Residents’ Association will host an indoor market on Sunday, November 11th from 11 am to 4 pm in Greenfields Childcare Centre in Lisnamult. There promises to be something for everyone and the association is looking forward to seeing you there.

Friendship Circle at The Core

The Friendship Circle is meeting this Sunday between 3 and 5 pm at The Core in Roscommon town with a view to creating Christmas cards and decorations. All are welcome. For more information please call 087-0937669.

Knockcroghery Hospice  Coffee Morning – a thank you

Knockcroghery Hospice Coffee Morning would sincerely like to thank all who donated so generously at our recent event. The total amount raised for our local hospice was €3,501.45.   We would like to express our gratitude to all our loyal local sponsors who come on board each year without hesitation allowing our raffle to be an impressive display of what’s available in our local businesses. 

  Many thanks to our main sponsor the Clay Pipe Visitor Centre and indeed to all our sponsors.

  We also want to acknowledge the continued support of the Creggan Court Hotel Athlone. They make so much available to us and for that we are very grateful.