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News...at a glance - August 10th



Praying a Public Rosary in Roscommon

All are welcome to pray a public Rosary for Ireland at 4 pm on Saturday, August 11th in the grounds of the Sacred Heart Church in Roscommon town.

  This event is coordinated nationally by Ireland Needs Fatima. Contact Mary Fallon for more details on 085-8503191.


Annual Rooskey Cycle for Hospice

The annual Rooskey fundraising cycle in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice takes place on Sunday, September 23rd with registration at 8 am at the old school in Rooskey.

  The 92km cycle commences at 9.30 am; 58 km cycle at 9.40 am and 20km cycle at 9.50 am. Entry is €20 single and €30 for a family and helmets are compulsory.

  All are welcome to join the cycle. Donations especially appreciated. Contact 087-6575272 for more information.


Lough Derg retreat

There will be a one-day retreat to Lough Derg on Saturday, 1st of September. Bus will leave Sacred Heart Church carpark in Roscommon at 6.30 am sharp. Collection points at Tulsk and Boyle. Contact Therese on 087-1206343 or Mary on 090-6661959.


Outdoor performance at The Bishop’s Palace

The Pilgrim Players’ inaugural production of Much Ado About Nothing will take place in the grounds of Edmondstown House in Ballaghaderreen from Friday, August 17th and run until Sunday, August 19th.

  Audiences are invited to pack a picnic and come to The Bishop’s Palace to enjoy an outdoor festival performance of Shakespeare’s best-loved rom-com.

  Tickets to the event cost €15 and are available on the door by cash or card. To reserve tickets and for more information, go to www.pilgrimplayers.co.uk. Kids under 14 go free for the Saturday matinee.


Greener and healthier with RWN

Starting on September 19th and running every Wednesday for six weeks from 10 am to 1 pm, Roscommon Women’s Network at the Old Mill, Castlerea will host a programme of horticulture, cookery and shopping tips aimed at creating a greener, healthier community and environment.

  The programme will also run for six weeks in Open Doors, Monksland Business Park in Athlone from Thursday, September 20th from 10 am to 1 pm.

  For more information, please contact Roscommon Women’s Network on 094-9621690 or text Nora on 086-8099154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This programme is free of charge and open to all.


MS Ireland Church Gate collection

Co. Roscommon branch of MS Ireland held its Annual Church Gate Collection at Mass times at Ballyforan Church recently. The amount raised was €253.25.   

  Branch work is made possible through fundraising and the branch would like to extend a word of gratitude to each and every one of our supporters and to our loyal Church Gate collectors and their helpers.


Special Mass for Healing in Curraghboy

A Special Mass for Healing will take place in Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy, Athlone on Thursday, August 16th, commencing at 8 pm.

  The celebrant will be Fr. John Walsh and Confessions will take place from 7 pm prior to the commencement of Holy Mass. Individual blessings will take place after Mass. All are most welcome. Contact 086-4054489.

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