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Síle is Celebrity Judge for SuperValu Ladies Day

Prize fund of almost €3,000 on Monday July 6

TV and radio presenter Síle Seoige will be the celebrity judge at the SuperValu Ladies Day at Roscommon Racecourse on Monday July 6th. Six SuperValu shops in the region have come together to sponsor the annual Ladies Day event that attracts large crowds every year.

The winner of the best dressed competition will walk away with a top prize of €2,000, while the nine runners-up will each receive €100.

Judge Síle Seoige explained what she will be looking for from the entrants. “I love colour so I will definitely be on the lookout for bright summery outfits that really catch the eye or a timeless, classic outfit with a splash of colour.

The most important thing to remember is to wear something that suits your body shape and your colouring. Accessories are really important too when it comes to finishing off your look and a hat or a headpiece really is a must.

” Shane Fleming, SuperValu, Roscommon said: “SuperValu shops enjoy a close relationship with our communities and as Roscommon Racecourse has built up such a strong bond with the local public, our sponsorship of SuperValu Ladies Day was an obvious fit.

With almost €3,000 on offer, we are hoping for a huge turnout of elegant ladies on July 6th, vying to win the cash prizes.”

The seven-race flat card goes to post at approx. 5.45 pm.

Roscommon Racecourse is ready for Ireland’s biggest country music event!

Join the stars this Sunday!

Final preparations are underway for the ‘Midsummer’s Day with the Stars’ which will be staged at the Lenebane Racetrack in Roscommon town this weekend.

  Thousands are expected to attend the event which will kick off at 1.30 pm this Sunday afternoon.

  The show, which is the biggest of its kind in Ireland, will see 16 of the country’s top entertainers perform on a magnificent stage which includes two giant video screens.

  Event organisers have confirmed to the Roscommon People that full bar and catering facilities will be available on-site.

  It is expected that many visitors from across the country and from Europe will avail of the overnight camping facilities. The site will also include ample free car parking for cars and buses.

  Once again this year the show will have a strong family theme with a special children’s play area on site and all children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

  Patrons are being advised to purchase their tickets in advance even though it is expected that some will be available at the main gate on the day (these will be sold on a first-come first-served basis).

  Locally in Roscommon tickets can be purchased in ETL Roscommon town, Cahill’s SuperValue in Castlerea, Towey’s in Ballaghaderreen, McDonagh’s Topaz in Boyle, Cullen’s Topaz in Lanesborough and Mulvey’s in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Dylan’s play date at C&L plex on Friday 5th July

C&L plex, in conjunction with ‘Dylan’s Path to Walk,’ are hosting a fundraiser for Ballaghaderreen native Dylan Towey in the play area 'C&L plex', Centre Point Retail Park, Roscommon on Friday 3rd July.

  All proceeds from the admissions to 'minnows' on that day will go to Dylan, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. The more kids that come and play, the more money raised for this very worthy cause.

  There will be one flat rate on Friday 3rd July of only €5 per child per 90 minutes of play! All you have to do is come along to ‘minnows’ where you can make a play date or meet new friends. This is ‘Dylan’s play date and everyone is invited”

  Dylan Towey is a happy, fun loving 4-year-old boy from Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. Dylan has Cerebral Palsy that mainly affects his legs but his arms are also affected to a lesser extent.

  He was born 12 weeks early at which stage it was established he had a number of strokes before he was born. He spent 11 weeks in hospital during which he had a difficult time. He had two infections and required seven blood transfusions. 

  Unfortunately his premature birth, strokes and difficult time in hospital left Dylan with permanent damage. He was officially diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 17-months old. Despite all these challenges he has achieved so much....more than a lot of doctors expected of him!

  He uses a ‘kaye walker’ to walk short distances but cannot stand or walk unaided. He has been accepted for life changing SDR surgery in the USA that will reduce the spasticity in his legs and allow him the opportunity to learn how to walk independently.

  Please come out and support this worthy cause on Friday 5th July at C&L plex in Roscommon.

Details of Boyle Arts Festival to be unveiled

Details of a very exciting and diverse event will soon be announced when Boyle Arts Festival launch the official programme for their 26th annual Arts Festival in a few weeks’ time.

  The nationally renowned festival will kick off on Thursday, July 23rd and continue until Saturday, August 1st. The programme is already bursting at the seams with over fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, readings and much more!

  The Boyle Arts Festival office, situated beside Marian’s on Bridge Street, will be open from mid-July. Tickets for a selection of events will be available to purchase in advance on www.eventbrite.ie.

  As always, the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival is the main visual Exhibition, housed in the beautifully restored King House. Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the festival and details will be available in the programme.

  BAF 2015 will conclude on Saturday, August 1st with a fantastic gig by The Knotty String Band in Daly’s Storehouse.

  For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2015 please go to www.boylearts.com, www.eventbrite.ie or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively you can contact 071-9663085 or follow us on Facebook.