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Launch of Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service

Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a new service in County Roscommon which will be launched on the 7th of September at 3.30 pm in Vita House Family Centre, Abbey St., Roscommon. 

  The service provides free and confidential support and  assistance to individuals, families and communities grieving the death of a loved one by suicide in Co. Roscommon. 

  The keynote speaker for the launch is inspirational Leitrim native Breifne Earley, winner of 2014 Pedal the Planet World Cycle Race.

  A few years ago, Breifne found himself depressed, lonely and unhappy in work and having regular suicidal thoughts. He decided he needed to sort his life out.

  A couple of years later he found himself taking on the challenge of a lifetime – cycling around the planet to raise awareness of depression, mental health and suicide prevention. Please come along to hear about his life-changing journey.  

  There will be positive mental health stalls on the day also for people to browse & consult with such as: yoga & mindfulness, reflexology, fitness, nutrition, Roscommon Recovery College, Counselling teams from Vita House Family Centre & Boyle Family Life Centre. Light refreshments will be served on the day and everybody is welcome.

  Roscommon SBLS is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and is based in Vita House Family Centre Roscommon & Boyle Family Life Centre. 

  The service is supported and guided by key agencies such as An Garda Síochána, GP, Funeral Director, HSE Psychology Dept. and the Clergy. Most importantly, bereaved families and individuals are involved in the ongoing guidance and development of the service.

  The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer can meet with a bereaved person at their request offering emotional support and/or information around practical issues following the death for example; role of the coroner, the inquest, the grieving process, how to speak to a child, support services available, etc.  A bereavement support pack specific to County Roscommon is also currently being developed in collaboration with families who have been bereaved by suicide.

  The service is coordinated by Sinéad Raftery, Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer, an Accredited Psychotherapist (MIACP), based in Vita House Family Centre & Boyle Family Life Centre. Sinéad can be contacted on (085)7407856 or 090-66 25898/071 96 63000 (Tuesday 9.30 -5.30 pm and Friday 9.30-1 pm); email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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On the books of Pat Hughes

Properties for sale with Hughes & Company this week include a 60-acre residential farm located at Clooneigh, Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon. 

  Pat says they are accepting every offer in excess of €200,000 for the entire property but is emphasising that the lands can be sold in lots to suit if required.

  Pat is confirming that they have for sale an impressive four-bedroomed semi-detached residence at Abbeyville, Galway Road, Roscommon. The company also has on offer this week at The Spinney, Abbeytown, Roscommon a five-bedroomed two-storey residence. The residence is finished to a high standard and is currently rented, generating €9,000 rental income per annum.

  Pat is also confirming that they have for sale at Drumdaff, Derrane, Roscommon a circa 21-acre residential farm.

  At the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon Hughes & Company are offering for rent a 9,500 sq. ft. commercial unit.

  At Church Street, Roscommon the Company are offering for sale the old AIB bank, an approximately 3,000 sq. ft. unit. Pat is confirming that they are accepting every offer in excess of €300,000 for this landmark property.

  For details on any property on offer with Hughes & Co. please contact 090-6627003 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Majestic bungalow at Barrymore, Kiltoom

On the books of Aengus Oates Auctioneers currently is this majestic bungalow at The Beacon, Barrymore, Kiltoom. This is a most sought after residential location being only minutes’ walk from Lough Ree and four miles’ drive from Athlone town centre and one mile from an 18-hole championship golf course.

  The property comprises of a large detached residence with generous green area to the front and gated entrance with double garage to the rear.

  This fine residence comprises of entrance hall, five large bedrooms including master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, sitting room, living room, dining room and large kitchen. 

  Overall this is a superior residence finished to a very high standard by its present owners with no expense spared for which the auctioneer invites viewing.

  Contact Oates Auctioneers (Roscommon) Ltd, Church Street, Roscommon on 090-6627878; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Cottage for sale at Kilbegnet, Creggs

Connaughton Auctioneers, Athleague has new to the market a charming two-bedroom cottage in need of full modernisation standing on c.0.56 acres for sale at a price region of €35,000.

  The cottage is located in a much sought after area close to Creggs, Donamon, Castlecoote and Glinsk. This cottage is priced to sell, has full planning permission for extension of c. 380 sq. ft. (expires November 2016) and viewing comes highly recommended. 

  Accommodation comprises porch to front, living/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

  For further details and viewing contact the office on 090-6663700.