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News…at a glance - September 20th





Roscommon Community College presents ‘Grease’

Roscommon Community College students will stage their production of the hit musical ‘Grease’ at Roscommon Arts Centre from Wednesday, September 25th to Saturday, 28th. School matinee performances take place at 12 pm on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th priced at €5 while evening performances take place each evening from 8 pm priced €15/€12. A limited number of tickets are still available.

Arts Cabaret at JJ Harlow’s this Friday

M2 which features artists Noel Molloy and Patrick Anderson McQuoid, in conjunction with Culture Night (September 20th) and Roscommon Arts Office, will host a night of Arts Cabaret including performance, poetry, music and video in JJ Harlow’s Bar, The Square, Roscommon this Friday, September 20th from 7 pm to 11 pm.

  This is a free event and all are welcome. For more information, see https://faxboxart.weebly.com/news-2019.html.

Ted Webb and Manning Cup team 40th reunion

The 40th reunion of the victorious Roscommon Ted Webb Cup and Fr. Manning Cup team will take place next Saturday night in Hannon’s Hotel, with dinner at 8 pm sharp. Roscommon County Board will also make a special presentation to the family of Sean Young on the night. Sean was the manager of the team.

  There will be a three course meal and tickets priced at €25 are available. There is a limited number left. If any ex-players or supporters are interested in attending, please contact 087-7790628.

Thank you from Oran and Ardkieran Cemeteries committee

Sincere thanks to all the people who contributed to the collection for Oran and Ardkieran cemeteries at Garland Sunday Mass at Oran Well on July 28th. The organisers also sincerely thank volunteers who have given much free time to the maintenance and upkeep of the war cemeteries in recent weeks.

  A meeting will be held in Clooneycolgan Community Centre at 9.30 pm sharp on Wednesday, September 25th with a view to further enhancing these cemeteries in the coming months.

  People from Ballinaheglish, Clooneycolgan and Cloverhill are requested to attend this important meeting where future work will be outlined.

  At a recent meeting it was decided to hold a special bingo event in aid of Roscommon/Mayo Hospice in Clooneycolgan Community Centre on Monday, September 30th. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The people of Oran parish are requested to attend and support the wonderful work of hospice on this occasion.

  Other activities for the season will include table quiz, keep fit exercises with Thelma Keenan, mindfulness and wellness evening, cooking, flower arranging, the weekly card game on Thursday, Christmas craft fair, manual handling and St. Patrick’s Night concert. Please support.

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Roscommon footballer to feature on TG4 Series



Chris Dineen is set to feature on TG4’s GAA series ‘Underdogs’ which airs tonight (Thursday) at 9.30 pm.

  The Castlerea St. Kevin’s club man is the youngest of eight siblings with two of his brothers, Nigel and Cathal, having represented Roscommon at senior level.

  Chris himself played on the Roscommon U-21 team that reached the All-Ireland final against Dublin in 2012.

  The Castlerea St. Kevin’s man now wants to reach his full potential with the ‘Underdogs’ and prove that he is good enough to play with the Roscommon senior team.

  Those who are successful in making the Underdogs panel will be able to play against the Mayo senior football team as part of the TV series.

Animal Farm comes to the Backstage Theatre!



The members of Backstage Youth Theatre in Longford have been given the opportunity to work with a professional director.

  This year the members are lucky enough to work with Director and Performer Andy Crook who will direct them in a new production of ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.

  This terrifying fairy story will tell the tale of social and political change and its repercussions through vivid physical theatre and cabaret performance in this new adaptation of ‘Animal Farm’.

  ‘Animal Farm’ comes to Backstage Theatre on Friday, September 27th & Saturday, September 28th, with a special performance for school groups on Thursday, September 26th. For more information contact 043-3347888 or visit www.backstage.ie.

Kenny stars in ‘Crowman’ tonight



One of Ireland’s most renowned actors will perform this evening (Thursday) in Roscommon Arts Centre.

  Jon Kenny is best known as one half of the legendary D’Unbelievables. In more recent times, he has appeared alongside actress Mary McEvoy in John B. Keane’s ‘The Matchmaker’, but his latest show ‘Crowman’ shows Kenny in a very different light.

  ‘Crowman’ tells the story of a lonely bachelor named Dan. He is a crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away and he is a master of distraction who measures out his life by the number of funerals he attends every week.  

  When Dan hears about the passing of a dear friend on the radio, his world is shattered as he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons.

  In the play, Jon plays multiple characters with amazing ability as his real talent as a straight actor comes to the fore.

  The play, which is currently on a national tour, has received rave reviews from critics and Jon brings this show to Roscommon Arts Centre for one night only.

  ‘Crowman’ takes place tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm. Call 090-6625824 or book online at: roscommonartscentre.ie.