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News...at a glance - August 11th


Cloontuskert Sunday Cemetery Mass

Cemetery Sunday will be celebrated in Cloontuskert Cemetery on Sunday, 13th of August at 6 pm.

  This year Mass will be celebrated in the new cemetery to facilitate the blessing and dedication of the new monument of the scene from the Garden of Gethsemane to the memory of all interred in both cemeteries. All are welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Bishop Kevin Doran will lead the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 28th of August-2nd of September this year.

  To book, phone Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410810. For information for assisted pilgrims, contact Fr. Ray Milton on 090-6661115.

First Aid course at Boyle Family Centre

A basic First Aid course incorporating CPR will take place in the Boyle Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, 15th of August from 9.30 am to 5 pm. The cost is €60 per person. The trainer will be James McLoughlin.

  You will learn the necessary skills to give immediate treatment to an adult who has been injured or taken ill suddenly, prior the arrival of the medical services; how to provide treatment where no further medical treatment is required; and how to preserve life, prevent further injury and promote recovery.

  On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a certificate issued by Absolute Safety.

Trinity Arts Centre Race Night

Trinity Arts Centre is holding a fundraising Race Night on Saturday, 19th of August in Hester’s Golden Eagle, Castlerea. Horses and jockeys on sale now from the committee. Winners double their money! Great prizes on the night for the following titles: Most Inappropriately Dressed Couple, Most Outrageous Lady and Spectacular Hat.

  Get you imagination into overdrive and join us for a great fun night. For further enquiries or to offer your support, please contact 087-9310827.

Meet Roscommon team at RSG Family Fun Day

County Roscommon Disability Support Group are holding a Family Fun Day at the Resource Centre, Derrane, Roscommon on Friday, 18th of August from 12 pm-3 pm.

  Activities include a meet and greet with the Connacht Championship winning Roscommon team with the Club Rossie Bus!

  Family fun and games for all the family. Refreshments served. Raffle on the day. All are welcome. For further enquiries call 090-6625852.

Interactive Dry Stone Wall Demo in Kilmovee

An interactive dry stonewall demonstration with Master Stonemason Dominic Keogh will take place as part of Heritage Week in Kilmovee’s Thatch Cottage on Saturday, 26th of August from 12 noon-4 pm. This event is free. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome.

Archive papers on display at Roscommon Library

Roscommon Library has recently been presented with the valuable archive papers of the Digby family, formerly of Drumdaff, Kilbride. 

  The collection, dating from 1707, will be on display in Roscommon town library on Friday, 25th of August from 3 pm, as part of Heritage Week.

  Local historian, Jim Ganly, will give a talk on the Digby family and their place in the social history of the area.

  Among the large number of documents are tenants’ rent books, maps, letters, etc. This is a valuable resource for people interested in the history of their local area. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Trocáire Emergency Appeal: a thank you

Thank you to all who generously donated to the recent Trocáire Emergency Appeal for the East Africa hunger crisis. A total of €6,720 was raised. Your support is greatly appreciated.





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