News…at a glance – October 25th



Paraic Horkan guests at Garden Club meeting

The next meeting of Roscommon Garden Club will take place at 8 pm on Monday, November 4th at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.

  The club will welcome well-known garden expert, Paraic Horkan, as the guest speaker. The Horkan name is widely known throughout Ireland with regard to horticulture and pets.

  The Horkan family own six award winning garden and lifestyle centres, seven Petworld stores and two online store nationwide. Paraic is a leading gardening expert and is well-known for his regular radio broadcasts, television appearances and newspaper columns. 

  Paraic’s talk will be on small gardens and containers and he will provide members with plenty of tips and ideas. Paraic’s talk on November 4th is one not to be missed.


‘Living well with Type 2 Diabetes’ event

As part of the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme and to celebrate World Diabetes Day, Roscommon Library is hosting a ‘Living well with Type 2 Diabetes’ evening on Thursday, November 14th from 6 pm to 7.45 pm. Speakers on the evening will include Margaret Kelly (RANP Diabetes), Catriona Rourke (Senior Podiatrist) and Madeline Spelman (Senior Dietician).

  This event is free, however booking is essential. For booking or further information, please phone 090-637282/090-6637277 or email Light refreshments served from 5.30 pm.


Free Retail Skills with IT course

There is currently a free Retail Skills with IT course running in Roscommon town. Please phone Barry on 087-7794883 for more information.


Join Roscommon’s Spiritual Friends

Roscommon Spiritual Friends meet on the first Thursday of every month in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon town at 7 pm.

  New members interested in the afterlife, angels, body, mind and spirit will be warmly welcomed. For more information, contact Mic on 086-3688604 or Malcolm on 087-4565988.


Thank you from Roscommon SPCA

The Roscommon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals members would like to express its gratitude to the people of Castlerea who gave so generously in the society’s recent annual street collection.  Members would also like to thank local shop owners who allowed the society to collect outside and on their premises and to the volunteers who gave of their time. It is greatly appreciated. All money raised will go directly to the RSPCA’s spaying and neutering programme for cats.


Services at Knock Counselling Centre

Knock Counselling Centre promotes emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing through the provision of professional counselling services to individuals, couples and adolescents.

  For further information or to arrange an appointment, please contact 094-9375032 or email


Kids’ Halloween Disco in Clooneycolgan

Lisaniskey National School Parents’ Association is hosting a ‘Spooktacular’ Kids’ Fancy Dress Halloween Disco in Clooneycolgan Community Centre this Sunday (27th) from 5 pm to 6.30 pm. Admission is €3 or €10 for a family of four or more. All are welcome!