June 2020 sees the first of what is planned to be an annual fixture in the community calendar ...
In aid of two AMAZING local charities ... the HUB (Strokestown) and Roscommon Palliative Care ... the weekend of 20th & 21st June will see Strokestown at the centre of the sporting event universe!!
24 hours of Golf
Pike fishing competition
Clay Pigeon shoot
5k / 10k Family Fun-run
1,000,000 kg Deadlift Challenge
Truck Run & Show
Vintage, Sports & Classic Car Run
Come and join in with the fun and help raise a HUGE amount for the two charities.
More info is available at: www.facebook.com/sssc2020/
100% compostable & reusable shopping bags ...
Centra are pleased to announce that they are Ireland’s FIRST convenience retailer to introduce 100% COMPOSTABLE & REUSABLE shopping bags, removing 1 million plastic bags from circulation ...
Available in-store now ... Read more here: http://bit.ly/2uHYueV
Scoil Mhuire would like to invite all First Years and their parents to their OPEN NIGHT on Thursday January 23rd at 7 pm.
Well folks, all good things must come to an end ... and the 2019 Christmas Market is no exception!!
BUT ... we're going out with a FAB schedule of events!!
** cure your triskaidekaphobia ... come out on Friday the 13th!! and get your LAST-MINUTE GIFTS;
** enjoy the angelic voices of HollyHocks Creche Playschool
** Christmas carols and songs from St.Patrick's National School;
** The Nestor Cup visits Strokestown;
** Roscommon GAA players, and the Club Rossie bus, come to town ... have your photo taken;
** It's CHRISTMAS JUMPER day ... who's going to be the most FESTIVE FAMILY, INDIVIDUAL or PET??
** Christmas carols from STROKESTOWN CHOIR;
** Traditional music from Strokestown Ccé
** Sean Nos with Áirc Damhsa Dance Club
** a much-awaited visit from Roscommon Sports & Classic Car Club RSCC
**COME INTO STROKESTOWN AND JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES**
** Carols with Kiltrustan National School
** Senior's Coffee Day in Westgate House Bed and Breakfast)
** Seasonal Fun & Games
** Festive Music
** Ladies' Day
** Small Business Saturday -- support local traders
** Seasonal tunes
** Festive Fun
** Roscommon Sports & Classic Car Club (Rscc Roscommon)
** Sunday Shopping Day
** Family fun, games & prizes
** Christmas Music
Strokestown is celebrating its very first Christmas Market. Running over three weekends, there’s plenty of fun and appeal for the whole family.
Nothing beats the atmosphere of a Christmas Market … with tempting aromas in the air, seasonal music, cute gifts to buy and tasty food to get you into the festive spirit ...
For 2019 Strokestown will be where Christmas begins ... let us know that you're coming ... tell your family and friends ... and please share this event on your Facebook feeds ...
Keep checking for updates ...
Together we can all have a VERY STROKESTOWN CHRISTMAS
Failte Go Béal Atha na mBuillí 2019 ... October 11th, 12th & 13th 2019
A weekend of traditional Music, Song & Dance!!
FRIDAY 11th October: Tribute to Mairtin O Muiri.
SATURDAY 12th October: WORKSHOPS
Dr Geraldine Cotter - Piano Accompaniment
Eileen O’Brien – Fiddle
Orlaith McAuliffe – Flute
Damien O’Reilly – Accordion
Liam O’Brien – Concertina
Flute Forum: Patsy Hanly – John Carlos – Tommy Guihan
CONCERT: THE CARTY’S IN CONCERT – THREE GENERATIONS ... JOHN, JAMES, JAMES JNR. with guest appearance from JOHN P.
SUNDAY 13th October: Songs and Stories of Percy French.
Full details of this year’s Feile 2019 will be updated soon
Roscommon County Council is hosting the Connacht showing of ‘Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018’ in Áras and Chontae, Ros Comáin, from Monday 15th July – Friday 27th September 2019.
This important national exhibition, curated by historian Sinéad McCoole, and supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/Commemorations Unit, uses mixed media to tell the stories of the achievement of women in an accessible and interesting manner.
In addition, there is a special Roscommon aspect to the exhibition, with Margaret Gillespie/Gretta Cousins, Rosalind May Gracias de Cadiz, Rosalind May Gracias de Cadiz, Lelia Gertrude Gracias de Cadiz, Aleen Isabel Cust, Dr Bridget Lyons Thornton, Dr Noëlle Ffrench Davies, and Johanna Greally all represented.
This exhibition is a ‘must see’, so call to Áras and Chontae, Roscommon Town, F42 VR98, before Friday 27th September 2019.
A date for EVERYONE'S diary!!
Strokestown Show 2019 takes place on the 7th & 8th September 2019 in the grounds of Strokestown Park House.
Click HERE for updates ...
Heritage Week event.
The winners of the Pastimes: Past Times competition will be announced on Saturday August 17th in Strokestown Library at 11am.
The shortlisted poems will be read and they will be on display for the duration of Heritage Week.
All are welcome.
Have you got your tickets for the game this weekend??
Tickets for Roscommon's clash with Cork on August 4th are available in store at Centra Strokestown!!
Buy your tickets:
* €25 for Adults
* €5 for Children
Here is the full TIMETABLE for our Sustainable Living Day on Saturday 27th July in Gleeson’s! Come along for plastic-free grocery shopping with Pax, talks, advice clinics, demonstrations and more! (remember to #BringYourOwnReusable bags and containers)
11.00 - 11.45: Cloth Nappies
11.45 - 12.30: Minimal Waste Cooking
12.30 - 1.00: Food Growing & Biodiversity in Education
1.00 - 1.45: Grow Your Own
1.45- 2.30: Sustainable Development Goals
2.30 - 3.00: Sustainable Fashion
3.00: Upcycling Demonstrations:
- Furniture Upcycling
- DIY Upcycled Bags
(Bring your own t-shirt or vest top to turn into a bag)
- Pax: Plastic-Free Grocery Shopping
- Upcycling and Mending Clinic
- Sustainable Fashion Advice Clinic
Tickets for this Saturday night's game (20/07/19) in Croke Park are now available from:
* Centra and Supervalu stores;
* online at tickets.ie;
* in the Roscommon GAA Offices.
#rosgaa #gaa #GAABelong
A one-day introduction (on Saturday 13th July 2019) to Permaculture garden design ... Simple and effective steps to get started on creating multifunctional gardens that provide the things we need and the things we love: Healthy food, water, natural medicine, biodiversity, nature beauty, play and community.
At Sunflower Social Farm, Antogher Road, Roscommon town.
A playful 1 day workshop ... Children welcome to participate with accompanying adult ... Bring a picnic lunch to share ... tea + coffee provided.
Advance booking essential.
Don't forget you can buy your tickets at Centra Strokestown for the Roscommon v Tyrone match in Dr. Hyde Park.
STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM would like to promote the following funding opportunity to local, non-profit, community groups working towards promoting healthy, active lifestyles and environmental leadership in young people (16 - 25), with monetary prizes from a €100,000 total fund up for grabs.
Think that sounds like your organisation? ... then click HERE for more info ... and GOOD LUCK!!
Calling all Strokestown Visitor Attractions/Activity providers ...
Fáilte Ireland’s Website Improvement programme (designed especially for visitor attractions and activity providers in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands) is a training and investment programme that will help you improve the content and functionality of your website, as well as improving your digital skills.
As part of the programme, a Website Improvement Plan will be prepared for each successful applicant. Fáilte Ireland will provide training and funding to successful applicants to commission necessary improvements to their website in the areas of design and content, download speeds, mobile usability, etc. The programme will also look to assist businesses with improving their Search Engine Optimisation which will help drive additional traffic to their website.
Through this programme, Fáilte Ireland will be offering Investment Grants of between €3,000 and €30,000. Fáilte Ireland’s contribution will constitute a maximum of 75% of the eligible costs. A minimum 25% match funding will be required by each participating business. Full details of the programme are included in the Application Guidelines document.
We are inviting visitor attractions and activity providers in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands who are interested in participating in the Website Improvement programme to email us at IHH@failteireland.ie and request an Expression of Interest form.
More info is available here: http://www.failteireland.ie/…/Website-Improvement-Prog-Appl…
Well done to all our learners who completed their Manual Handling training at Strokestown Further Education Centre.
Come along to Kiltrustan Sports Day on Sunday 7th July 2019 for a brilliant family day out.
The committee has done great work on the facilities recently.
Promises to be a great day full of fun & games!!