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A new Rose blooms in Roscommon

A new Rose blooms in Roscommon

April 20, 2017 by Dan Dooner

  Deirdre Cribbin, a primary school teacher from Castleplunkett, was named as this year’s Roscommon Rose at the Abbey Hotel on Saturday night.   The 26-year-old had...

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Will it or won’t it? Health Centre in Ballaghaderreen IS open again

Will it or won’t it? Health Centre in …

April 20, 2017 by Paul Healy

  Frantic talks, rumours and then a quick re-opening After a week of further controversy and uncertainty about its future, St. Joseph’s Mental Health Day Centre in...

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Cigar company leaving Ballaghaderreen

Cigar company leaving Ballaghaderreen

April 20, 2017 by Paul Healy

  Calls for Minister to come to rescue   The loss of 38 jobs at Exclusive Cigar Manufacturers in Ballaghaderreen has stunned the local community. Pressure is now...

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Lifestyle

Local Darkness Into Light Walks – raising funds and awareness

Local Darkness Into Light Walks – raising funds and awareness

  The annual Darkness Into Light Walk, held in numerous locations nationwide, is the main fundraiser for Pieta House, the suicide and bereavement charity.   This unique event begins in darkness at...

Sport

Roscommon GAA: Hurlers return to Down for Christy Ring opener

Roscommon GAA: Hurlers return to Down for Christy Ring opener

  Christy Ring Cup Round One: Down v Roscommon in Ballycran on Saturday at 1 pm Roscommon hurlers return to Ballycran on Saturday to meet Down in the Christy Ring Cup and the...

Property

On the market this week at Sean Naughton Auctioneers

On the market this week at Sean Naughton Auctioneers

Sean Naughton Auctioneers (Roscommon) is delighted to offer new to the market a charming three-bedroomed residence at 14, The Green, Lanesborough.   Accommodation consists of: kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility, toilet...

Farming

Smart Farming makes sense!

Smart Farming makes sense!

Smart Farming, the IFA-led cost savings programme, will work with more than 1,000 farmers across 50 discussion groups, purchasing groups and IFA branches in 2017. Farmers who take part in...

Frankly Speaking

A night on three towns to celebrate pension and…

Many years ago on the 14th of April, a baby boy was born in Portiuncula Hospital to my dad, Bill, and my mother, Terry, and I, Francis Anthony Brandon was...

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From the kitchen table

Is being violently ‘bumped’ off an airline the ‘new…

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is feeling “ashamed” – and so he should following the now infamous Gestapo-style removal of one of its paying passengers, (an elderly man), Dr. David...

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Paul Healy's Week

Clowns to the left of me, award winners to…

Sunday & Monday Great community spirit was in evidence again over the weekend as succesful Easter Parades were held in Roscommon and Strokestown, and Castlecoote hosted a hugely entertaining County...

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Roscommon