Strokestown Town Team CLG AGM will take place at The Percy French Hotel on Thursday 29th March 2018 at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend ... come and see what's going on in your town.
All across the country there are scores of people who work tirelessly, largely in a voluntary nature, to make their towns and villages better places in which to socialise, work, do business and, most importantly, live.
To co-ordinate the work being done by these people, as part of a national strategy to revive rural areas, in 2017 Roscommon County Council established committees (Town Teams) in six towns across Roscommon (including Strokestown).
Your Town Team works collaboratively with retailers, local businesses, the community/voluntary sector, key agencies and service providers to develop new, innovative initiatives to reinvigorate our historic town.
Come to the AGM and find out more.
Don't miss this free event in Strokestown Park House on Sunday 25 March 2018, from 12.00 noon.
Bring your own kite or choose from one of ours for fun outdoor activity.
See you there!!
Strokestown Community Playground is holding a fund-raising Fashion Show and Business and Craft Fair on Friday 23rd March 2018 at 8pm in the Percy French Hotel. The Craft Fair opens from 7.15pm.
An extensive range of Spring and Summer fashions will be modelled by local models both male and female who are keen to strut their stuff on the cat walk. Boutiques involved are DV8, Brightsparks, Satara and John Corcoran from Roscommon Town. Designer Millinery by Sinead B will be incorporated in to the show. Ruche from Carrick on Shannon will also have a range of stock modelled. Local business Luna will model a range of accessories and headpieces.
Tickets are €10 and a great nights fun and some superb fashion is guaranteed.
A meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 13th March 2018, in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown.
Following the meeting, at 8.30 p.m. (sharp), an illustrated lecture entitled ‘Morphology and Architecture of the Market Towns of County Roscommon’ will be given by Alan O’Connell.
The lecture will examine how the six market towns, comprising Ballaghaderreen, Boyle, Castlerea, Elphin, Roscommon and Strokestown evolved, and how their development reflects the architectural movements in these islands.
Alan O’Connell is a graduate of the MA in Regional and Urban Planning from the School of Architecture and urban Planning, University College Dublin, specialising in Urban Design. During his Local Authority career he has overseen the delivery of various land use plans and design guidance documents for market towns within County Roscommon and elsewhere. He is currently head of the Town Centre Planning Unit in Roscommon County Council with oversight of Urban Design Framework Plans for the market towns of County Roscommon.
The Tommy Martin Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run takes place on Sunday 11 March 2018.
It will leave from Monaboy, Strokestown and go to Strokestown, then at the roundabout we will go to Elphin and continue on to Tulsk, where we will go back to Monaboy for refreshments.
A monster auction and raffle will take place at approximately 2pm.
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