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News...at a glance - August 17th


Strokestown playwright’s success!

A short play by Strokestown-based playwright, Rose Byrne, was selected to be performed as part of the Cruthu Arts Festival in Co. Longford last month.

  The play called ‘Diversions’ will be performed along with three others this Friday (17th) in Mitchell’s Lounge in Legan, Co. Longford at 8 pm.

Breastfeeding support group meeting

The Roscommon Friends of Breastfeeding Mum2Mum Group will meet this Saturday (18th) in Hannon’s Hotel at 10.30 am.

  The group will be celebrating two years of providing peer breastfeeding support in the local area! All mums-to-be, mums and their children are welcome to join us in Hannon’s Hotel at 10.30 am this Saturday for breastfeeding information, support, a cuppa and cake!

  The group meets on the third Saturday of every month. Contact Julie  on 087-7554385 for further information or check out our Facebook page.

Family get-together in Ballybay Church

To celebrate the World Meeting of Families, Kiltoom Parish is hosting a family get-together this Sunday (19th) after 11.30 am Mass in Ballybay Church.

  Refreshments will be provided in the parish hall and there will be a children’s party with lots of goodies, face-painting, and even a surprise visitor! All are welcome.

Fr Pat Brennan Brazilian Mission Fund


The Fr. Pat Brennan Brazilian Mission Fund is appealing for donations in order to continue vital work in some of the poorest areas of Brazil.

  Mass will take place at 8 pm in St. John’s Community Centre in Lecarrow this Friday evening (17th). There will be refreshments available afterwards and a raffle on the night.

  All are welcome and all support would be very much appreciated.

Suck Valley Development Walk

The Suck Valley Development Walk will take place from Ballygar to Creggs this Saturday morning (18th).

  Registration takes place at the Heritage Centre in Creggs at 9.30 am and transportation will be provided to Ballygar.

Refreshments will be provided on return to Creggs. Cost is €10. Text Cathy on 086-8725445 to secure a place.

RSPCA AGM takes place tonight


The Roscommon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is holding its AGM tonight (16th) at 7 pm at The Hub in Castlerea.

Church Gate Collections for RSPCA


Roscommon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is having their annual Church Gate Collections on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of August 2018 at Whitehall Church.

  All funds raised goes directly to animal welfare in the county.

Blood Donation Clinics next week


A Blood Donation Clinic will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of August from 5 pm-8.30 pm. For more information, email giveblood.ie, contact LoCall: 1850 731 137.

Graveyard Masses at Kileenan and Ardcarne


Graveyard Masses will take place at Kileenan Cemetery this Saturday (18th) at 3 pm, and Ardcarne Graveyard on Sunday, 19th at 12 noon.

  A collection will be held at the entrance to Ardcarne Graveyard to fund the lighting of Ardcarne Church and Graveyard.


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