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Roscommon Drama Festival AGM




The AGM of the Roscommon Drama Festival Committee was held in Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon on Tuesday, September 10th.

  The following officers were elected – Chairperson: Mary Finn; Treasurer: Caroline Egan; Secretary: Mairead Nally; PRO: Jimmy Hoban.

  Great satisfaction was expressed with the tremendous success of the festival in 2019 with the committee eagerly looking forward to the 2020 event, which will take place from March 6th to 14th inclusive.

Primetime Emmy award for Chris!



Actor Chris O’Dowd picked up a prestigious award last Sunday evening in the US. The Boyle, Co. Roscommon native won a Primetime Emmy award, which recognises excellence in television programming.

  O’Dowd received the accolade in the Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama category for his role in the television series ‘State of the Union’.

  This is not the first time Chris has tasted Emmy success as his comedy series ‘Moone Boy’ won an International Emmy Award in 2013.

  Senator Frank Feighan has hailed fellow Boyle man Chris O’Dowd’s latest success. 

  “I want to extend my hearty congratulations to Chris. This is an amazing achievement”.

  Senator Feighan believes that the actor is a great ambassador for Roscommon and his native Boyle.

  “Despite his huge success, Chris has never forgotten his roots and is always keen to promote Boyle, Roscommon and Ireland at every opportunity. I wish him continued success”.


See you at Ballyforan Fair…



All roads lead to Ballyforan this weekend for the annual Fair & Festival which takes place over Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd, with a whole host of attractions and €6,000 in prize money up for grabs.

  This year’s fair and festival will kick off with the Horse and Sheep Fair at 10 am on Saturday 21st. 

  Sunday will see plenty of fun for all the family with live music and an auction on The Green and much more!


Ring to open new facilities on Saturday 



Minister Michael Ring will be in Castlerea on this Saturday, 21st of September, to officially open new pathways which have recently been developed at The Demesne in the town.

  The 100th anniversary of the acquiring of lands at the Demesne for the benefit of the local community was celebrated at the location last Sunday. 

  Minister Ring will perform the honours at 10.30 this Saturday. There will be a tree-planting ceremony. Refreshments will be available. All are welcome.