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News…at a glance - September 21st



Thank you from Hospice!

Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation sincerely thanks all collectors and those who generously contributed to their recent Church gate collection in Roscommon town. The total amount raised for local hospice/palliative care services was €2,052.38.


Sing your heart out with Cór Comáin!

Roscommon Choir Cór Comáin is hosting open auditions for female voices this Thursday (20th) and children’s voices this Friday (21st) at Gleeson’s Townhouse in Roscommon town. Those wishing to apply are asked to contact Derek Mahady on 086-3052204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Rehearsals are due to take place every Thursday during term time.


Bridge Clubs to reopen

Bridge Clubs around the county are set to reopen on the following dates this month: Roscommon Bridge Club, Tuesday, 25th at 7.45 pm in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon town; St. Coman’s Bridge Club, Wednesday, 26th at 7.45 pm in Hannon’s Hotel; Happy ‘71 Bridge Club, Thursday, 27th at 7.45 pm in Hannon’s Hotel; Ballymurray Bridge Club, Monday, October 1st at 7.45 pm at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon town, and Morning Larks Bridge Club, Friday, October 12th at 10 am in Hannon’s Hotel. New members welcome in all clubs.

  Bridge Classes for Beginners commence on Monday, October 8th at 8.30 pm in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. For further information contact 086-1607913.


Duck Race a great success!

The recent Castlecoote Duck Race proved a great success and the results are as follows –1st prize: Gerry Gordon, Mount Prospect; 2nd: Rita McDonagh, Donamon; 3rd: Cathal Crehan, Castlecoote. The prize for last duck home went to Ruairi Mullin, Castlecoote.

  The organisers thank everyone who supported the fundraiser, including ticket sellers and volunteers on the day as well as Castlecoote Stores for sponsoring food.

  The committee also wish to thank Joachim for providing the sound, the local Sub Aqua club for their hard work and for adding to the excitement of the day, and of course PJ’s Bar which hosted a barbecue…and the local community for their continued support.

  The Tidy Towns results will be announced on Monday, September 24th, so here’s hoping for a good result!


Knockcroghery Coffee Morning for Hospice

Knockcroghery’s Annual Hospice Coffee Morning in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice takes place this Saturday (22nd) in Knockcroghery Community Centre (old school) between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. All are welcome.

  As always there will be a selection of the best home bakes available, along with a cake sale. There will also be a raffle on the day with a selection of spot prizes, including a fabulous hamper.


Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice

The Strokestown Support Group of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice is hosting a Coffee Morning today (Thursday 20th) from 10 am to 3 pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Monthly winners in Lisnamult

The following are the winners of the Lisnamult Residents’ Draw for September: Claire Langan and Donal Kilduff (€100 each), Imelda Stephens (€50), Donncha O’Dwyer, James King and Joan Gordon (€25 each).


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