Roscommon News Elphin Wheelers

Roscommon News – the week that was, September 4th

Roscommon News Elphin Wheelers
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 and #2 The week’s Roscommon GAA Results and our Round up of the action from the Final Round of the Football Championships were the 5th and 3nd most read respectivly.

#4 Lack of baby changing facilities in Roscommon town criticised by Councillor Domnick Connolly

#3 A story from March on the closure of stretches of the N61 Roscommon to Boyle found new life last week. This was as a result of our report on another section of the road between Tulsk and FourMileHouse. Incidentally, work on the areas mention in the March story are progressing well, with the road on schedule for a November finish.

#1 “Three Rossies named in Connacht Rugby 15 to face Glasgow” was the most read story last week. Unfortunately the result didn’t turn out as expected with Connacht losing 41-5.

Other Roscommon news stories you may have missed – The week in numbers

1,000 – Coláiste Chiaráin, the new school planned for West Athlone will be built for 1,000 pupils. This is up from 800 in the original projections.

1,352 – The number of Cars sold in Roscommon so far this year, up from 1030 for the same period last year.

12,000 – The amont of money raised by members of the Windmill Wheelers Cycling Club following their Cycle from Elphin to Paris last week.

67,000 – The amount of money spent on private ambulance hire at Roscommon Hospital so far this year. This exceeds the total spend for 2015 – €64,000.