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News...at a glance - June 16th


Coffee Morning for parents in Roscommon County Childcare Committee

Roscommon County Childcare Committee are hosting a coffee morning for parents on Wednesday, the 21st of June in Roscommon CCC, Knock Road, Castlerea from 10 am-12 pm.

  This is an informal morning where you can meet and network with other parents. The staff of Roscommon CCC will facilitate a discussion on the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) and the National Childcare Programmes.

  Book your place by contacting Majella on 094-9622520 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the 20th of June. We looking forward in seeing you there.

A thank you from Hospice

Roscommon/Mayo Hospice sincerely thank all the volunteers who helped with the recent national sunflower days for hospice in Roscommon & Mayo areas. Grateful thanks also to all the stores for their co-operation and all who gave so generously to the cause. Your kind and generous support is greatly valued and acknowledged. 

  All monies raised go directly to support local hospice palliative care services to help those in need in the local community. The service is free to all who need it.

  If you would like to become a volunteer or help by ‘regular giving’ by donating €10 per month, please call 094-9388666.  Your help would mean so much to so many.   

Lisonuffy Cemetery survey: Help sought

All the headstone inscriptions in Lisonuffy Cemetery are being recorded and placed on a database. Volunteers are needed to assist in the project. Anyone interested in helping can contact 087-9074869 or 087-1252361.

  The survey will commence on Friday, 16th of June and end on Saturday, 17th of June. The inscriptions data will be available on the Internet when the process is completed. 

Creggs Lip Sync Challenge is this Saturday night!

Creggs NS Parents Association present ‘Lip Sync Challenge’ in Creggs NS school hall on Saturday, 17th of June at 9 pm.

  The full list of acts are – Queen: Bobby Jennings; The Supremes: Eve Smyth, Laura Curley, Kate Hanley; House of Pain: Eugene Hanley; 5ive: Conor Gore, Gerry Keegan, Enda Conneran, Shane Dowd & Noel Gately; Cher: Elaine Hanley; Meatloaf: Michael Fitzmaurice, TD; Guns N’ Roses: Grace Curley & Shane Curley; Tina Turner: Anouska O’Grady-Lohan; Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: Frank Brandon & Jacinta Hanley; Dire Straits: Tom Connolly; Liam Gallagher: Darragh Connelly; Sister Act:  Dympna Hurley, Emma Curley, Bobby Jennings & Edel Maloney.

  Tickets (€10) are available in local shops or on the door. 

Salsa babies at the Arts Centre!

Roscommon Arts Centre’s relaxed and informal music performances for little ones are back this Saturday (17th) with Salsa music for little ones.

  These great little concerts are aimed at children from birth, right up to 3 years old, with one performance for 0-18 month olds and another for the slightly more boisterous 18 month-3-year-old groovers!

  Professional musicians Stephanie Pawula and Gilles Gary’s performances will be full of the infectious rhythmic swing of salsa music as you and your little one relax on one of our comfy couches or explore the space as you get moving with your toddler around the floor.

  Bossa Nova Babies (0-18 months) takes place at 12 pm and will last approximately 40 minutes and our Bossa Nova Boppers (18 months-3 years) are welcome at our 2 pm show. These family friendly events are designed to be informal and relaxed. Buggies welcome – you can feed during the show and there’s even a changing mat on hand, if needed!

  A wonderful bonding experience, babies go free to this event. One adult ticket is €10, with additional tickets priced at just €5 each.

  Pre-booking advisable on 090-6625824. This programming initiative is in partnership with The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo.

Threen NS 5K Fun Run

The Threen NS 5K Fun Run will be held on Sunday, 25th of June starting at the school at 12 pm. Registration will take place from 11 am. Admission costs €10 per person or €20 per family. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


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