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Love is in the air at Castlecoote Lodge!

 

 

 

 

Love is in the air at Castlecoote Lodge this Valentine’s weekend so bring the love of your life along to a fantastic Trad night this Friday night (15th).

  A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed with traditional music, song, dance and tall tales to gladden any heart.

  As always, new entertainers are very welcome – so come along and take part! You’ll be very welcome!

 

Spring Show: Why we’re loving the National League…

 

 

 

A break from the league? You must be joking. PAUL HEALY selects ten not-very-scientific/more ‘casually observational’ highlights of the story so far…

 

Daly stars and ‘Evan sent’

 

The Roscommon players as a whole are having a very good league campaign, but we’ve been particularly impressed by all of the defenders. The three Daly brothers have been inspirational, and what a find Evan McGrath is proving to be!

 

Signing of the season!

We’re staying in Roscommon (via Kerry) and once again we’re celebrating the arrival of Conor Cox. He’s certainly hit the ground running in the Roscommon colours. Cox made an impressive debut against Monaghan and produced a man of the match performance against Tyrone. A very exciting acquisition!

 

Keane on Kingdom

‘The Kingdom’ have made a flying start, capped off by a thrilling win over the mighty Dubs. In a superb match – credit to both teams – Kerry showed enough defensive prowess, attacking quality and will to win to suggest they will be serious All-Ireland challengers. New manager Peter Keane’s genius for dismissing the merest hint of hype about his team will merely add to the summer entertainment!

 

It’s the hope that kills us…

We’re under no illusions that the superb, all-conquering Dubs are short some key players, not at full tilt yet, and of course have as their main focus the upcoming pursuit of a historic All-Ireland five-in-a-row. Still, still…their two league defeats in three outings is surely a confidence booster to the chasing pack!

 

Guess who?

It took Mayo a long time to get going against Roscommon, but after a score-shy first 35 minutes that evening in Castlebar, the ‘green and red’ have impressed with some clinical, assured play. Morever, there’s more than a hint of new talent coming through. James Horan’s back – and Mayo are looking good!

 

Bridesmaids? Never!

Just as the Championship in English soccer is arguably more exciting (at least at times) than the Premier League, it’s well established that Division Two of the Allianz Football League has the capacity to outshine the top division. Division One is holding its own this season, but Division Two is certainly living up to expectations…just three points separate the eight teams. Don’t take your eyes off this one, folks!

 

Cork sinking 

Once-mighty Cork have been in decline for a few seasons. And it’s not getting any better. Cork have one miserly point from three games, and are propping up Division Three. Sunday’s nine-point defeat to Clare was a humiliation. It’s a real Cork crisis.

 

Lovely, Leitrim!

Leitrim could be on course for promotion to Division Three, having made a faultless start to their campaign, recording three wins from three, the latest a 0-14 to 1-10 triumph over Antrim. 

 

Longford lord it…without those guys!

Longford are flying high at the top of Division Three, some achievement when you factor in the unavailability of the Mullinalaghta lads. There are some relatively big names in this division, so it’s a super start by our neighbouring county.

 

A pat on our backs…

Newspapers, radio stations and social media platforms are all playing a blinder, and we’re enjoying RTE’s highlights show, League Sunday, where Joanne Cantwell is a great ‘anchor’. Dessie Dolan is really coming into his own as a pundit. Joe Brolly is…Joe Brolly (and long may he continue to do what he does). Biggest plaudit of all goes to TG4 and eir Sport for great coverage (Senan Connell a fine pundit with the latter).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exceptional residence in county town

 

 

Connaughton Auctioneers (Athleague) are delighted to bring to the market this very spacious four-bedroomed detached residence which is located at Ardnanagh, Roscommon.

  The property is located on the doorstep of all of Roscommon Town’s amenities.

  In excellent condition, the residence offers spacious living accommodation with large concreted yard to the rear and detached garage. 

  The entrance hall is bright, modern and inviting with two large reception rooms. Reception one is being used as sitting/living room and has wooden flooring and a solid fuel stove inserted into feature fireplace. Across the hallway is reception two which also has wooden flooring, is similar in size and is currently being used as a playroom but can be a second living room, office or indeed the fifth bedroom on the ground floor.

  The large kitchen/dining room is located to the rear of the house and affords plenty of light. The utility room is off, with lots of storage space, worktop and sink with door off to the rear. The guest WC is conveniently located and is tiled. 

  On the first floor are four double bedrooms, all with wooden flooring. Master bedroom has a fully tiled ensuite bathroom with shower and built-in wardrobes. Main bathroom is fully tiled floor to ceiling, has a large jacuzzi bath and separate shower.

  This residence offers all that may be required for modern living in today’s market. Contact the office for further information, floor plans and to arrange an appointment on 090-6663700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

DNG Frank Regan complete sale of two landmark pubs

 

 

 

Keenan’s of Tarmonbarry in purchase of ‘The Lodge’

 

DNG Frank Regan recently completed the sale of two landmark public houses in the area. The company sold The Lodge public house, restaurant and B&B in Tarmonbarry, following the decision of proprietors Jim and Mary O’Reilly to retire. The premises had a guide price of €385,000. The purchasers are Barry and Annette Keenan, proprietors of Keenan’s Hotel, Bar & Restaurant in the village.

  Frank Regan says that he had various enquiries from investors planning to develop the 0.74 acre site with various projects mooted. The sale price was not disclosed by Mr. Regan but he said both parties were happy with the price agreed. The Lodge has been a popular abode for many people down through the years. In addition, the B&B catered for, amongst others, sales reps or anglers from the UK who enjoyed the hospitality afforded by Jim and Mary and family over the past 18 years.

  DNG Frank Regan has also recently sold The Kon-Tiki Bar and Restaurant premises c.3km from Rooskey village. The Kon-Tiki has been closed for some time now but the premises offers marvellous potential as a bar/restaurant/wedding venue. There is also a three-bedroomed cottage on site.

  In its heyday, the Kon-Tiki was known far and wide for its cabaret lounge which featured Ireland’s greatest ballad groups. The new owner plans to carry out substantial refurbishment of the property, which hopefully will restore Kon-Tiki to its former glory.

  Given the increasing number of tourists visiting the Shannon, its lush lakes, smart marinas, convenient moorings and availability of summer homes close by, the Kon-Tiki project will be a welcome addition to the hospitality and entertainment sector in the area.

  The sale price was not disclosed by Mr. Regan, who advised that the purchaser has local connections.

* As a result of these recent sales Frank Regan has disappointed underbidders so if you are considering selling your business property call Frank in the strictest confidence for an appraisal. His number is 043-3350000.

 

 

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