Roscommon tourism to benefit from REDZ funding at Ireland West Airport

Ireland West Airport, Knock, has been allocated €400,000 under the REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zone) Scheme, which will help tourism in the surrounding counties. This funding is for the development of a State of the Art Visitor Discovery Centre to…

Roscommon home owners encourage to check Radon levels

The EPA is calling on people in High Radon Areas, which includes many area in County Roscommon to test the radon levels in their homes. Since 2010 the EPA’s Office of Radiological Protection has carried out awareness campaigns in the…

Local sides kept apart in Connacht Rugby Junior Cup Draw

The draw for the 2016/17 Connacht Rugby Junior Cup took place in the Sportsground last Friday evening and the Clubs in the greater Roscommon area managed to avoid each other. Picture Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie The draw itself threw up some…

IFA to host major rally on ANC Payments

The IFA is organising a major rally in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon this Friday December 2nd at 8pm to highlight the importance of Areas of Natural Constraint ANC payments and to improve payments and protect areas in the upcoming 2017…

Roscommon groups acknowledged at Pride of Place Awards

Two Roscommon groups received Awards at the IPB Insurance Pride of Place Awards which took place at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday night. Trinity Arts Project, Castlerea and Castlerea Community Arts Group won the “Fifth Special Award for their…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD calls on Minister to speak on home care package crisis

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to make an immediate statement on the crisis situation that now exists in the area of home care packages. The call by Michael Fitzmaurice came following correspondence…

Dr. Keith Swanick aims to end investment of taxpayer’s money in tobacco companies

Legislation has been proposed by Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Health and Mental Health, Dr. Keith Swanick to bring an end to investment of taxpayer’s money in tobacco companies. Under questioning by Senator Swanick in Seanad Éireann on 19th October,…

Boyle GAA update November 28th

Under 14s win Our U14s had a convincing win over Strokestown in the Garda Cup Semi Final on Saturday morning last in Strokestown. They now await the winners of the other semi final (Castlerea St Kevins or Kilmore/Shannon Gaels, in…

Former Roscommon TD Joan Burke passes away

The death has occurred of former Fine Gael TD Joan Burke, who represented the people of Roscommon from 1964 to 1981. A native of Tulsk Joan Burke was first elected as a TD in the Roscommon by-election of 1964 following…

Kilglass Gaels GAA update November 28th

Kilglass Gaels Minor Board AGM Took place in clubrooms on Friday last the following officers were elected and will go forward to Senior Board AGM for ratification: Chairman: Vinny Murphy, Vice Chairman: Brian Hall, Secretary: Rosaleen Gallogly, Assistant Secretary; TBC,…

Western Gaels GAA update November 28th

Men’s Football: Junior Team: Our last major game of the calendar year takes place this weekend when we face Creggs in the Division 3 League Tansey Cup Final in Athleague at 4pm on Saturday next. Best of luck to both…

Roscommon and District Football League Round-up November 27th

Vincent Brooks looks back on the weekend’s action from the Roscommon and District Football League and Oscar Traynor Trophy. The Roscommon and District Football League gave themselves a real chance of making the final stages of this seasons Oscar Traynor…

Roscommon GAA Results w/e November 27th

The Roscommon GAA Results for the week ending November 27th includes two title wins as well as provincial and local action. AIB Connacht Club Senior Football Championship Final St Brigids 0-5 Corofin 2-13 Adult Football League Division 1 / O’Rourke…

Eugene Murphy – HSE more focused on “cost cutting” with Knockroe House closure

Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy said the closure of the mental health hostel, Knockroe House in Castlerea was as a sad day for the area and he noted that the HSE had not taken the points and recommendations made by…

St Michaels GAA update November 27th

The momentum is gathering as the 10th December grows closer for the St. Michaels GAA Club Holiday & Fuel Draw. Entry to the draw is now available online by clicking on the link on our blog: www.stmichaelsgaa.blogspot.com or by finding…

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