Wednesday, 1 April 2015

News at a Glance

Cystic Fibrosis fund-raiser

Cystic Fibrosis are holding a fundraiser in Hell’s Kitchen, Castlerea on Saturday 8th August. Please support. Music by The Inspectors.

Kilglass Gaels Jubilee Mass for club patrons

Kilglass Gaels would like to thank all those who helped out in any way to make our Jubilee Mass for our club patrons, Fr. Tom O’Connor PP and Msgr. Kevin Flanagan such a huge success on Friday evening last. We thank in particular Fr. O’Connor, Msgr. Kevin and Fr. Prendergast for making this possible, the members of the choir, musicians Brian Andrew and Des, David, the altar servers, Eileen for the Mass Booklets and all who helped in any way to make it the special, enjoyable and historic evening for both the club and parish. 

  Thanks to Eamon for the entertainment afterwards, to all who provided food and refreshments, the Shannon Key West for their great co-operation as usual and all others who helped with the preparation and arrangements. 

Monthly self-guiding walks on Suck Valley Walk

Walkers interested in walking part of the Suck Valley Way will meet on Saturday, August 8th at 9.30 am outside St. Mary’s Church in Ballygar.

This is the first of monthly self-guiding walks planned for the coming months on the Walk. A bus will transport walkers from Ballygar to Mount Mary, where walkers will start the 10 km or six-mile trek heading back to the church in Ballygar.

The Suck Valley Way is a beautiful 100 km/60 mile Walk stretching from Ballygar in Co. Galway to Castlerea in Co. Roscommon. It was developed by The Suck Valley Co-Op Society Ltd and opened in 1997. The Walk is a Waymarked Way Walk which basically means the walk can be walked without needing a map because the walker is directed by a number of signs e.g. finger posts and marker posts.

In 2008 a Walk Scheme was launched on the Walk, which means that landowners who own land and leaseholders using the land on the Walk now are paid to maintain the walk. The Walk Scheme payments to landowners/leaseholders each year brings in just under €80,000 into the local economy.

Today the Walk is maintained by landowners/lease holders, two dedicated Rural Social Scheme (RSS) workers and Coillte staff, their joint work creates a Walk that is accessible and safe for walkers to use.

The walk on Saturday August 8th will be self-guiding, so the walkers can go at what ever pace that suits them. It is planned that some walkers can take a short stop/break at the half-way point. Walkers are advised to bring good walking boots or running shoes, the majority of the walk will be on hard track. Walkers should also bring water in backpack and mobile phone in case they need to contact the walk organiser during the walk. At the end of the walkers can take a well earned rest and enjoy refreshments in one of the local restaurants/pubs.

If you are and anyone you know are interested in joining this enjoyable walking experience please contact Martin Dunne at (090) 64 88292 or (087) 2665951 or email to book your seat on the bus which will be leaving promptly at 10.00 am.

Female terrier found

Female terrier white black and tan, 2-3 years old found in the Roscommon area on 27th July. Please contact Roscommon SPCA on (087) 0505594.