News…at a glance – November 30th



Athlone SPCA Craft & Gift Fair

Athlone SPCA are holding a Craft and Gift Fair in Drum Community Hall on this Sunday, 2nd of December from 12 noon to 5 pm.

  There will be a Monster Raffle, a large number of stalls, a DJ, face-painting and other children’s activities – also lots of tempting delicious homemade cakes and tea and coffee on sale. Admission is free.

Tarmonbarry/Clondra & Districts Community & Text Alert meeting


An important meeting of Tarmonbarry/Clondra & Districts Community & Text Alert will take place in St. Barry’s Centre, Tarmonbarry on Thursday evening, the 6th of December next at 8 o’clock.

  The meeting will be addressed by senior Garda officers with experience in community and text alert including the newly-appointed Community Garda for our area, Garda Angela Mullooly.

  We would appeal that where possible a member from each household in the Tarmonbarry/Clondra District would attend the meeting as it is becoming more and more essential for as many as possible in the community to be updated in order to affectively work with the Gardaí in the fight against crime in our community.

  For further information, contact Tom Crosby (Tarmonbarry) or Eddie Flynn (Clondra).

Western Alzheimers’ annual Coffee Morning


The Roscommon branch of Western Alzheimers is hosting its Annual Coffee Morning on Saturday, 1st of December (from 10.30 am) in Roscommon Golf Club, and extends an open invitation to everyone to come along and meet up with friends in a relaxed, social setting. Christmas cards will be on sale.

  We are delighted to be joined by Anthony Cunningham, the newly-appointed manager of the Roscommon senior football team, who will launch our annual St. Stephen’s Day Charity Walk. 

  All proceeds in support of Western Alzheimers’ range of services for families here in County Roscommon.

  So get your weekend and Christmas off to a good start and arrange to catch up for a Saturday morning coffee and support a worthy cause!

Athlone Choral Society celebrates 25 years 


The Athlone Choral Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Established in 1993, the choral group has gone from strength to strength. Under the direction of Andrius Kozlovskis, they are tuning up for their 25th annual Christmas Concert in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Athlone on December 2nd at 6 pm. They will be performing with special guests the Vilnius School of Early Music and Darren Lane. Tickets are €10, available from choir members and at the door on the night. The organisers hope to see you there!

Athleague Hurling Club Draw


The Athleague Hurling Club Hurling Wall Development Draw will take place on Saturday, December 1st in Hamrock’s Bar, Athleague.

  First prize is an in-calf heifer, second prize are two ewe lambs and third prize is a one tonne lamb creep. There are many more prizes on offer and tickets cost €10 each or three for €20. All support greatly appreciated.

Table quiz in JJ Cattigan’s


A table quiz will take place in JJ Cattigan’s on Castle Street, Roscommon town at 9 pm on Friday, December 7th. Cost is €40 per table and proceeds will go towards the St. Coman’s Church of Ireland Repair Fund. All welcome.

South Roscommon Singers’ social night


The South Roscommon Singers Circle invite all friends, supporters, contributors and sponsors of the recent Singers’ Festival to a special social gathering in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon town at 9 pm on Saturday, December 1st. All are welcome, admission is free and finger food will be served.