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News…at a glance - May 18th



Fundraiser for Portrun Development Association

Portrun Development Association will hold their annual fundraiser night in Paddy Finn’s Bar, Kilteevan on Saturday, May 19th.

  This promises to be a great evening of entertainment including music, finger food and a raffle. Tickets are priced at €10 and can be purchased from the association.

  Funds raised will go towards supporting the efforts of the community group in developing Portrunny and surrounding areas. The new Portrunny Heritage & Nature Trail, Townland Markers, Tidy Towns and plans for a new slipway and an amenity and recreation centre are just a few of the community group’s projects and initiatives that require public support. 

  To find out more, visit www.portrun.ie, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out Facebook page.

Dawn chorus with Roscommon Birdwatch

The Roscommon Birdwatch ‘dawn chorus’ will take place this Sunday (20th) in Mote Park. Those wishing to take part are asked to meet in the carpark at 5 am.

  Birdwatch will also host a talk in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon town on Thursday, 24th. For more information please contact Padraig on 087-9078849.

Family Fun Walk with Lisaniskey NS

Lisaniskey NS Parents’ Association (Oran) is hosting a Family Fun Walk at 12 noon on Sunday, May 20th.

            Entry fee is €5 per individual or €10 per family. The route starts at the school and finishes at the hall where refreshments will be provided.

  This event is organised in conjunction with Lisaniskey NS ‘Active School’ week and Oran GAA ‘Healthy Clubs’ committee. Please come out and support. All welcome!

Táin March this Friday from Ratcroghan!

The Táin March was established in 2011 as a community walking festival to celebrate and promote the epic tale of Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley). 

  This story of envy, honour and military prowess is reputed to have taken place about the time of Christ and involved the armies of Connacht and Ulster in a titanic struggle over a prize bull called Donn Cúailnge.

  The march began in Rathcroghan in Co. Roscommon, where Queen Medb began her quest for the Brown Bull of Cooley. The 260km walk retraces the route of the epic cattle raid Táin Bó Cúailnge undertaken by Queen Medb of Connacht to the Cooley Peninsula in north Louth some 2,000 years ago.

  This Friday the march sets out from royal site of Rathcroghan at 10 am where children from local primary schools will greet Queen Medb and her marchers and help to send them on their way via Lissonnuffy at the western foot of Slieve Bawn.

  All are welcome to come along to Rathcroghan Mound at 10 am see this spectacle. Further details of the march can be found at the Táin March website (www.tainmarch.ie).

Thank you from Lisacul Tidy Towns

The committee of Lisacul Tidy Towns would like to thank all those who supported the recent cake sale to raise funds for the Tidy Towns. €355 was raised and will go towards the purchase of materials to help the committee make Lisacul look as well as possible.

  The Wednesday Warriors continue to meet every Wednesday at the crossroads at 7.30 pm. All are welcome! 






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