We are delighted to announce the full programme of events to celebrate the official re-opening of Roscommon Arts Centre which takes place on Friday 31st May.
Events continue on Saturday 1st June and you are all invited to join us throughout the weekend as we mark this special occasion.
Come and join us for a lovely evening and learn more about the Angels and positivity.
Tickets are €10 ... Light refreshments will be served.
Call 071 963 3299 if you want to know more.
The National Famine Way - 'Famino' - is to be launched as a new National Trail in May 2019.
It is an Educational Outreach Project from the National Irish Famine Museum at Strokestown Park.
Previously you might remember the pilot walks in 2015 and 2017 ... you may have recently noticed the new section of pathway along the N5, close to Scramogue. New signage will be going up this week as part of ...the final steps ahead of accreditation of the National Trail by Sports Ireland.
The Trail walks in the footsteps of 1,490 Strokestown Famine emigrants who trekked some 165 km from Strokestown to Dublin in May of 'Black '47', mostly along the banks of the Royal Canal (the motorway of it's day in 1847!!).
Ahead of the May 30th launch of the Trail (which traverses the country from West to East ... and which can be done at anytime by anybody) a small core group of walkers will retrace the footsteps of Strokestown's 'Missing 1,490', setting off from Strokestown on May 25th for their 6 day trek.
With a trail-head at Strokestown Park House and at the Jeanie Johnston and Famine Statues at Custom House Quay in Dublin, the National Famine Way will be way-marked with evocative bronze 19th century children's shoes, which tell of the Famine experiences in all the areas the Walk passes through.
People are invited to join the Walkers for a short or long stretch ... those who would like to can register to become an 'Official Walker' on the Strokestown Park or National Famine Way websites. Walkers will be engaging with schools and other groups along the canal throughout the event.
Other educational Outreach Programs include the Irish Famine Summer School, Great Famine Voices Roadshow and Archive Stories.
For further information, check out the National Famine Way website ... We would be delighted for you to support us in any way you can 😀
Roscommon v Mayo in the Connacht Semi-final on Saturday 25th May. Throw-in 7pm.
Buy your tickets in store NOW and save money.
Stand: Pre-purchase €30 -- Match Day €35
Uncovered Seating: Pre-purchase €25 -- Match Day €30
Juveniles (u-16)- Stand & Uncovered Seating: €5
Students & OAPs: Full price must be paid. Rebate to be claimed when entering on the day using a valid I.D.
Refunds of €5 will be paid to OAP’s & Students, (with current ID cards), at Turnstile 16, 17, 48
**REMEMBER TO BUY YOUR TICKETS BEFORE SATURDAY 25th TO SAVE GIVING THE GAA AN EXTRA €5**
The first pair of National Famine Way bronze shoes was installed outside Strokestown Park today - just in time for this years commemorative Famine Walk.
There are 30 more shoes installed on the route between Strokestown and Dublin.
This evening the commemoration events begin with a Canadian Wake event in the Percy French Hotel in Strokestown. 8pm and all are welcome to attend.
The Táin March was established in 2011 as a community walking festival to celebrate and promote the epic tale of the Cattle Raid of Cooley.
The March itself is the physical act of walking from Rathcroghan site (where Queen Medb began her quest for the Brown Bull of Cooley) and ends in Cooley in County Louth, on the June Bank Holiday. This takes place over three weekends and 12 walking days in total. Through fields, over mountains and wading through streams the marchers follow Queen Medb’s route in pursuit of the Brown Bull. At key towns and villages the local community organises events, receptions and parades to welcome the Marchers.
The March is due to hit Strokestown on Friday 17th May 2019 and a series of events are being planned by Strokestown Town Team ... check the Strokestown Facebook page for updates!!
Congratulations to Miss Lavin and Second and Third Class who were announced as Regional Finalists in the Irish Aid Awards.
Amazing research, artwork, projects, verses and board game!
We were delighted to collect our beautiful plaque on behalf of our class in The Model Arts Centre Sligo yesterday.
Well done everyone.
A meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown.
Following the meeting, at 8.30 p.m. (sharp), a talk entitled ‘Reconstructing the Lough Croan cenn áit of the medieval Úa Cellaig lordship of Uí Maine’ will be given by Daniel Curley.
The Úa Cellaig (O’Kelly) lordship of Uí Maine & Tír Maine extended over large areas of south Co. Roscommon and east Co. Galway over the course of the later medieval period. A lordship that is well-known, oft-cited, but little understood, their territory expanded and contracted in response to internal fortunes and external forces. As a result of this author’s research, one location which has emerged as a place of retained importance for the Úa Cellaig through time is the former lake of Lough Croan, and its hinterland.
Careful consideration of the available historical, cartographic and toponymic sources relating to the later medieval Gaelic Úa Cellaig lordship of Uí Maine has uncovered a substantial body and range of evidence that points towards Lough Croan being a cenn áit of the Uí Maine kings from the early medieval period through to the early modern times.
Best of luck to players Seán Mullooly, Colin Compton and David Neary and selector Mark Dowd and all the Roscommon senior football team as they get their championship campaign underway this weekend vs Leitrim
Who's signing up?? The Roscommon Darkness Into Light walk will take place on the morning of Saturday May 11th 2019.
As usual, it will start at 4.15am as the sun rises over Roscommon town.
Register now by following the link below to avail of an early bird discount.
Formerly known as the Hayloft Bar, The Tipsy Bird is now actually more known as Squids.
Be sure to call with us and say hello.