Official opening of Civic HQ on Friday

A packed programme has been arranged for the official opening of Áras an Chontae, Roscommon County Council’s new civic offices, on this Friday, June 17th.

  An Open Day will run throughout the day, from 11.30 am to 6 pm.

  Many special events will feature throughout the day, including musical performances from the Castlerea Brass Band, the Roscommon Solstice Choir and Scoil Mhuire Roscommon’s award-winning primary school choir.

  Exhibitions will be on display, including former President Mary McAleese’s collection of state gifts, while there will be a variety of children’s events, such as storytelling, an activity room and a woodland segway.  The building will be officially opened by Denis Naughten, the Minister for Climate Change, Communications and Environment, at 4 pm.

  The building, which measures 6,250 sq.m. (67,275 sq. ft.), became operational last December and houses 13 departments of the local authority.