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Feighan welcomes local GPs 




Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the fact that local GPs Dr. Barry Cosgrove and Dr. Kamal Javed have moved into Boyle Primary Care Centre.

  “This move by Dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Javed is a very significant addition to the range of services already available at this state-of-the-art centre”.

  The Fine Gael Senator added: “The Primary Care Centre, built at a cost of €6m, is providing vital health services to a population of about 9,000 people in the town and surrounding areas.

  “This facility ensures local people have improved access to a greater range of health services under the one roof. These services include public health nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy”.


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RUH hosts launch of new model of care



Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) recently hosted the launch of a new urology model of care.

  The HSE’s national clinical programme for surgery is developing models of care for a number of surgical specialties. The latest is for urology and this model of care looks at the range of activity delivered and areas where there are gaps in the service.

  Urology focuses on surgical and medical diseases in the urinary-tract and in the male reproductive organs.

  RUH played an important role in the development of the new model of care by being the site for a Rapid Access Haematuria Service, which is one of the key initiatives under the new model of care.

 The Rapid Access Haematuria service in RUH began as a pilot scheme in December 2018.

  It was designed as a one-stop clinic for patients who have symptoms of blood in the urine, known as haematuria, with procedures and investigations carried out within a target of 28 days.

  Mary Garvey, General Manager in RUH said: “The success of the pilot in RUH demonstrated that the proposed model of care, when implemented across the country, will improve the access for patients to the services.

  “We are proud to have been selected as the pilot site under the urology model of care and to have successfully implemented it”.


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News…at a glance - October 11th



Lisnamult Indoor Market is this Sunday

Lisnamult Indoor Market will be held in Greenfields Childcare Centre, Lisnamult on Sunday, October 13th from 12 noon to 4 pm. All welcome.


Roscommon Heritage Group meeting

Roscommon Heritage Group will meet on Tuesday, the 15th of October at 8.30 pm in Gleeson’s Townhouse in Roscommon town square.

  The aim of the group is to conserve archaeology for future generations. Please contact our secretary Theresa on 087-7554393 for more information.


Oran GAA Football Club table quiz

Oran GAA Football Club are holding a table quiz as a fundraiser for the intermediate team who have reached the county final. The table quiz takes place in Cuisle Accessible Holiday Resort on Saturday, the 12th of October, starting at 9 pm. There will be an auction and raffle on the night. A table of 4 will cost €40.

  If you would like to contribute to the auction/raffle, your support would be greatly appreciated.


Calling all owners of old vehicles

The pupils of Ballinagare, Frenchpark and Fairymount National Schools are currently working on the theme of ‘Travel and Transport’. They are doing this as part of a collaborative cluster, working also with the Frenchpark pre-school and St. Nathy’s College. They would really love if anybody who has old vehicles (cars, tractors, bikes, etc.) would be willing to show them to the group.

  If you can help in any way, please contact the cluster co-ordinator, Caroline Madigan on 089-49870564 or 086-1685367.


Statue unveiling at Cloontuskert Cemetery

The Cloontuskert Cemetery Committee will be unveiling the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the three visionaries at Cloontuskert Cemetery this Sunday (October 13th) at 3 pm.

  Proceedings will commence with the blessing of the statue and the consecration of the Holy Souls to the Sacred Heart of Our Lady of Fatima for her protection. This will be followed by the Rosary.



Talk at Solas Family Resource Centre in Ballygar

Solas Family Resource Centre, Ballygar are hosting a talk on caring for your health naturally, using Doterra Oils.  Regina and Donna will speak about how Doterra oils can impact and benefit your overall health and wellbeing, while reducing the toxins in your daily life. There will be a focus on sleep, reducing anxiety and using the oils for many ailments.  All are welcome on the evening of Friday, October 11th at 8 pm in the old school building, Market Square, Ballygar. The event takes place during Mental Wellbeing Week.


MS Ireland open meeting

An open meeting of MS Ireland’s Roscommon branch will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 7.30 pm in St. Joseph’s Community Resource Centre, Abbeytown, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

  The meeting will begin with a prayer before there will be a discussion on physiotherapy, yoga and exercise programme. There will then be an informal presentation on the MS Ireland website by Mags Ryan.

  The branch Christmas party, calendars and branch Christmas Card arrangements will also be discussed on the night.

  There will be tea/coffee and refreshments to round off the evening. You are invited to attend this meeting and your presence and input will be greatly appreciated.  Please let organisers know whether or not you can come along for a cuppa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Exciting line-up for Féile Strokestown 2019 this weekend!





Féile Strokestown returns to the town this weekend with a whole host of events taking place from Friday, October 11th to Sunday, October 13th.

  The official opening will take place at 8 pm in The Percy French Hotel, Strokestown this Friday night and that will be followed by a tribute concert to the late Mairtin Ó Muiri from 8.30 pm.

  The annual Session Trail, which sees music sessions taking place in local pubs and venues, will kick off on Friday evening at 10 pm and continue over the weekend.

  On Saturday (12th), Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown will play host to Master Classes from 10 am to 1 pm. Dr. Geraldine Cotter will lead piano accompaniment, while there will also be a fiddle master class with Eileen O’Brien; flute with Orlaith McCauliffe; concertina with Liam O’Brien and accordion with Danny O’Reilly. The Master Classes cost €25 (family discounts) and registration is online or on Saturday morning at 9.30 am.

  The Hub will host the Flute Forum and Recital at 1.30 pm on Saturday. Admission costs €10 and the event will feature Patsy Hanly, John Carlos, Tommy Guihan and a host of excellent Roscommon flute players. Special guest on the day will be the 2019 TG4 Gradam Ceoil recipient Catherine McEvoy.

  Following this, at 4 pm, will be the launch of three CDs in The Percy French Hotel.

 Shane Meehan’s ‘twill do!’, Páraic Mac Donnchadha’s ‘Not Before Time’ and ‘Carlos Sweeney McCartin’ by Dylan Carlos, Cein Sweeney and John McCartin.

  Later that evening the Carthy family will be joined by Francis Gaffney, Kate McHugh, All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion, Dylan Carlos and All-Ireland Senior Sean Nós Dancer Rian Biesty for a concert at The Percy French Hotel from 8 pm. Tickets cost €20. The Session Trail will take place throughout the day and night.

  Féile continues on Sunday with Aifreann na Féile (Mass) at 11.30 am.

  At 12.30 pm Tommy McDermott, Marie Gilhooley and Hilke Billerbeck will present Songs and Stories of Percy French at The Percy French Hotel.

  Mary Corcoran, Majella O’Beirne and Aoife O’Connor or ‘The Dublin Lasses’ as they’re collectively known, will launch a new CD at 1.30 pm.

  At 3 pm, the Joe Donoghue Memorial Open Fiddle Competition will take place with the first prize the Joe Donoghue Perpetual Cup and €200.

  The Percy French will host a Céilí Mór with the Tulla Céilí Band from 4 pm. Tickets cost €10.

  The Session Trail will continue on Sunday night as Féile Strokestown 2019 comes to a close.