Sunday, 29 March 2015

News at a Glance 1

Fleadh success

A number of people from the North Roscommon area did themselves proud at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Tullamore. Pride of place goes to Breda Shannon, from Ballinameen, who took the under 18 titles in both the flute and concertina. Her brother Aidan with Jarlath Tivnan, from Boyle and Enda McGreevey from Elphin were part of Fred Finn Grúpa Cheoil who triumphed in the senior competition. Mossie Martin from Keadue was a member of the Dartry Ceili Band who won the ‘blue riband’ event of the Fleadh the Senior Ceili Band competition. So congratulations to these great young musicians on their fine successes, in a very competitive arena. These musical achievements are often overlooked by those outside the traditional music field.

Archaeology course starts in Roscommon

A Diploma in Archaeology course will be offered for a second time in Roscommon town this September. The course is being offered by the Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. 

Archaeology is the study of the material remains of past human societies. The Diploma programme is of particular interest to first and second level teachers and others interested in the contribution of archaeology to education, local studies, heritage studies and tourism. No previous knowledge of archaeology if required. 

This Diploma will commence on Tuesday 22nd September 2009 and will run for a two-year period in Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult Roscommon. The Diploma introduces students to the study of Archaeology and provides them with an in-depth knowledge of the discipline and an opportunity to explore its particular themes and concepts from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives. The programme is delivered part-time (Tuesday evenings), over two years. There are no formal entry requirements for the Diploma programme.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th September 2009. For further information and an application form please contact Ms. Martha Higgins, Adult & Continuing Education Office, NUI Galway. Phone 091 492062 or 091 493746. Email or education

Glenamaddy celebrations

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating the silver jubilee of the opening of Glenamaddy Community Centre 1984 – 2009 on September 6th, 2009, beginning with Mass at 7 pm followed by refreshments, music and craic galore. All are welcome.

Volunteers needed

Would you like to volunteer in Roscommon’s confidential telephone helpline? We are looking for volunteers. Training provided. Contact Roscommon Integrated Development Company on (090) 66 27424.

Job Club

County Roscommon Job Club is running a three-week job seeking skills course in The Job Club, Market St., Ballaghaderreen on Monday 7th September from 10 am to 1 pm each day. The course covers all aspects of job seeking including CV preparation, interview skills, job search etc. The course is free and open to jobseekers of all ages. For further information contact Mary/Romy on (094) 98 62373 or FÁS Office, Roscommon on (090) 66 26802.

Lisnamult draw

The following are the prize winners in the Lisnamult Draw for August. First prize €200 Martina Dillon, Marian Crescent; 2nd prize €75 Margaret O’Donavon, Celtic Avenue; third prize €30 Aidan Farrell, Church Street; fourth prize €30, Nicklia Corcoran, Donamon; fifth prize €20, Tony Hannon, c/o Hyde; sixth prize €20, Maura Moran, Ardsallaghbeg.

Music lessons

Traditional music lessons are starting back on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 7.30 pm in Clover Park soccer clubhouse, Rahara. Ms. Niamh Brett, Athlone is the teacher and all instruments are catered for, except guitar. For more details contact Mary, Secretary of Athleague Branch CCE on (086) 4022400.