News…at a glance – September 13th




Come along to NCBI Coffee Morning

The National Council for the Blind Roscommon branch will host a number of fundraising events in coming weeks and welcome all support.

  On Saturday, September 21st NCBI will host a cake sale while on Saturday, 28th volunteers will take part in a fundraising bag pack in Tesco, Roscommon town.

  In between, on Wednesday, September 25th the charity will host a Coffee Morning in NCBI Roscommon on Church Street from 10 am.

  Optician John Weldon will be the guest speaker from 11 am. The organisers invite you to come along and meet John who has kindly given up his valuable time to explain the power of sight; the various causes of sight loss, and the steps you can take to care for your eyes.

  Local community radio station Ros FM will also be broadcasting live from the event.

  Don’t miss this chance to come and support NCBI in their fundraising efforts!

Athleague Active Age meeting on Monday

Athleague Active Age will meet on Monday, September 16th in Athleague Angling Centre due to renovations which will be taking place in Athleague Community Centre over the next few weeks. The group would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

Culture Night exhibition in Ballaghaderreen

As part of Culture Night on Friday, September 20th, an exhibition entitled ‘Finding Common Ground’ will take place in Spells Bar, Ballaghaderreen from 6 pm to 9 pm.

  The exhibition will be organised by Community Art Group, Ballaghaderreen and Ballaghaderreen Writers’ Group and will take place in the Rum and Black Performance Area upstairs.

  Most of the visual art works on display will be available for sale at affordable prices. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to do some art or writing of their own at the Open Table and work can be brought home.

  This is a free event and all are welcome to come along on Culture Night, September 20th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

  For more information, please contact Spells on 094-9860144 or the Art and Writers Group on 087-1202432.

Mass for cancer patients/survivors

The annual Mass for survivors of cancer, those undergoing treatment and those who have gone to their eternal reward will take place on Friday, September 20th in Donamon Castle at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Kevin Hoare Memorial Golf Classic

The Kevin Hoare Memorial Golf Classic will take place in Kilkee Golf Club, Co. Clare this Saturday (14th).

  Kevin, who was a son of Michael Hoare, formerly of Roscommon town, sadly passed away following a workplace accident in London in 2017 at the age of 26. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will go towards Clare Crusaders Children’s Clinic.

  Booking available with Mike on 087-4196583 or through Kilkee Golf Club on 065-9056048. Cost is €120 per team of four.

  Organisers are also running an auction on the Kevin Hoare Memorial Fund Facebook page with some terrific items available.