Roscommon town ‘nuns’ heading to the silver screen for charity



Twenty of Roscommon Town’s best-known amateur dramatic society stars and a few new emerging talents from the area are heading to the ‘Oskars’ this year in a bid to raise funds for students in Ballyleague and Kilrooskey who are building their new astro turf community pitch.

  The Roscommon Drama Group are no strangers to the stage but this talented group have now left the safe surroundings of the theatre and are on a film set to give us their portrayal of what ‘Sister Act’ – the popular Whoopi Goldberg movie – might look like if it was filmed in Roscommon town.

  Some of those taking part include seasoned actors Mairead Nally, James Hoban and Dermot Cox, and new emerging star Michael Lennon (from the Galway Road) who will star in the popular Fr. Ted film on the night of the Oskars.

  “It’s all part of an initiative by Roscommon Lions Club to help the Ballyboro Football Club raise funds for a new astro turf football pitch” said John Tynan, Chairperson of Ballyboro FC.

  “We provide football for children between the age of 6 and 16 years old from an area that covers Kilrooskey, Cloontuskert, Ballagh, Curraghroe, Scramogue, Tarmonbarry, Kilglass, and all the way back into Ballyleague and Lanesborough”.  

  On Friday, May 31st, the film cast and the Lions Club members will be coming together to stage a special Hollywood themed Quiz Night at the Central Bar in Roscommon town at 9.30 pm with an array of great prizes on the night and some good fun with movie clips and teasers. The oranisers wish to thank Paul Carthy and Selina Galvin for their help in organising the event.

* For details on the quiz, the Premiere Night brochure and tickets for the Oskars, call Ciaran at 087-2433201 or email