News…at a glance – November 1st



Roscommon Gaels to celebrate 60th anniversary

This has been a special year in the proud history of Roscommon Gaels as the club celebrates its 60th anniversary.

  In May 1959, the two town clubs of Eoghan Ruadhs and St. Coman’s amalgamated to form Roscommon Gaels. To honour the club’s foundation, Roscommon Gaels will close 2019 with an anniversary dinner dance and club awards night on Friday, November 15th in the Abbey Hotel from 7.30 pm.

  This promises to be a fantastic evening of celebration and memories – during which the club will remember current and past camogie, football and hurling exploits over the last six decades.
  Tickets for the evening are €40 (€30 to OAPs/students) and are available from the following club members: Teresa Hession (086-1916808); Orla Fleming (086-8178259); Tom Fitzmaurice (083-8368056); Finbar O’Reilly (087-9266923); Peter Mullen (086-8577430); Ollie Moran (087-9042089); Cahal Mahon (086-1010153); Yvonne Lambe (086-6063534); Chris Grogan (087-7908569); Yvonne Donohue (086-8294778).

Family Christmas Weekend at Ardcarne


The eagerly-awaited Family Christmas Weekend is taking place at Ardcarne Garden Centres in Boyle and Roscommon town on Saturday and Sunday, November 9th and 10th. Join with family and friends at the newly-opened Christmas Shop and help support your local Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.

  Enjoy complimentary mulled wine and nibbles, and free face-painting for children on Saturday (9th) from 1 to 3 pm and be in with a chance to win €500 in Ardcarne’s free draw. All welcome!

Ballaghaderreen Credit Union seeks volunteers


Ballaghaderreen Credit Union is looking for volunteers. Do you wish to volunteer for your local Credit Union? If so, please forward expression of interest to

Table Quiz for MS Roscommon branch

A table quiz in aid of MS Society (Roscommon branch) will be held on Friday, November 8th in The Glencastle Lounge, Glinsk at 10 pm. Entry is €10 per person and all are welcome. Your support is much appreciated.

Thank you from Irish Guide Dogs, Athlone

The Athlone branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind wish to express its gratitude to all who attended the ‘Blessing of Animals’ at the Friary, Athlone last week.

  Thank you also to all those who generously gave donations and the Franciscans for allowing the use of their beautiful gardens. The branch would also like to thank local shop owners who provided refreshments, those who put their baking skills to use, and all the volunteers who gave of their time so generously. Your kindness is very much appreciated. Many thanks.

November Fair Day in Ballaghaderreen


The traditional November Fair Day takes place in Ballaghaderreen on Friday, November 1st. Go along and see what’s on offer! All welcome.

‘Let Love Shine a Light’ for Hospice


Mayo/Roscommon Hospice invites you to sponsor a light for a friend or family member – living or deceased – to shine on the Tree of Light in Knock over the Christmas period. Cards representing the lights are available from local pharmacies, Hospice shops, Knock Shrine, Hospice support groups and by contacting 094-9388666.

  The official tree-lighting ceremony will take place in Knock on Sunday, December 1st at 6 pm following the annual Memorial Walk. Your support would be most appreciated.