Donamon Peter Varley Roscommon News

Roscommon News – the week that was, July 25th

Donamon Peter Varley Roscommon News
A brief round-up of the most read Roscommon news stories on during the past seven days as well as some which you may have missed.
Our Five Most Read Roscommon News Headlines

#5 Brideswell man Darren King battled for Mr World title on Tuesday.

#4 Roscommon Soccer Players vie for place in the Ireland Squad (in a trial game on Saturday morning)

#3 Roscommon GAA Supporters voice dis-satisfaction at venue choice.

#2 The announcement of the Roscommon Senior Football Squad on Saturday morning sparked much debate. Perhaps you’d like read the Match Report instead?

#1 Donamon native, and Farmers Journal writer, Peter Varley won an International Journalism Award

Five Roscommon News stories you may have missed

The hottest Temperature in Ireland was recorded (twice) last week at the Met Eireann Weather Station in Mount Dillon, just north of Ballyleague. It exceeded 30c!

Plans to merge the Library Services of Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim have been shelved following alternative proposals which will improve efficiency. In addition the County Librarian positions will be filled both Roscommon and Leitrim.

A body recovered from the River Shannon at Cortober, was that of missing Meath man Colm Boylan who was staying in the area for a Stag Party. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

There was big news on the housing front: Planning Permission was granted for 70 homes in Monksland and 53 Social Houses are to be built in Roscommon town as part of the “Rebuilding Ireland” programme.

And finally Cartoon Saloon, the Award winning Animation studio founded by Boyle native Paul Young has teamed up with another Boyle man Chris O’Dowd to create a new short film. “Ben and Tara’s visit to the hospital” will be used to help prepare younger children coming to Temple Street hospital for surgery.

The film, which is the only resource of its kind in Ireland, takes Temple Street mascots Ben and Tara on a fun guided tour inside the beloved children’s hospital as they prepare to have an operation. You can view it below

Ben & Tara – Tara's Story from Temple Street on Vimeo.