In 2017 Bank of Ireland decided they were removing cash-handling services from over 100 branches across Ireland (including our Strokestown branch). This, understandably, was not well received.
Other communities have challenged and fought this decision resulting in BOI reviewing and reversing their plans in a large number of sites. STROKESTOWN IS NOT ONE OF THESE!!
This is not acceptable so a TOWN MEETING is being held on Tuesday 25th September 2018 (at 9pm in The Percy French Hotel) to discuss the future of banking services in Strokestown and to co-ordinate a town-wide protest.
Please show your support ... Let's get the town behind this ... Other towns have got their services back ... WE CAN TOO BY WORKING TOGETHER
We cannot wait for our inaugural parkrun on Saturday September 15th 2018 at 09:30am in the grounds of Strokestown House.
Parkrun is a free 5km walk or run for all abilities.
We'll have a training course on Friday 14th September for anyone interested in finding out more or if you're willing to help out now and again.
More info is available on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/strokestownparkrun/
Celebrating its 152nd year, the annual Strokestown Agricultural & Industrial Show is taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September 2018.
Saturday's highlights include the €5,000 Sweeney Family Beef Bullock Championship, the €2,000 Greenvale Animal Feeds All-Ireland Beef Heifer Championship and the €10,000 Irish Angus All-Ireland Finals.
Sunday hosts the Horse & Pony Show Classes, Driving Competitions and the spectacular Dog Show (2 rings). Sunday is also our Family Day with our Little Miss and Master Competitions and Baby Show.
Other highlights include Best Dressed Lady and Glamorous Granny Competitions.
This year also sees the return of the highly successful Flavours from the Heart Ireland Food & Drinks Fair. Once again showcasing the wealth of culinary delights from the locality and further afield, this year it will include appearances from Celebrity Chefs Simon Delaney, David Porter and Brian McDermott.
More info is available on: www.strokestownshow.com/ or via the Show Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Strokestown-SHOW-264668186891621/
A guided all day theatrical heritage bus tour, to Roscommon's most iconic heritage sites, bringing their stories to life and creating an unforgettable experience for all ages.
Your guide will take you on a journey through time, revealing the stories which have connected these sites for centuries, from Gaelic Ireland to the birth of the Irish Free State.
At each location on the tour you will be introduced to a dedicated site guide in full period costume who will bring the fascinating history and stories of their site to life before your eyes.
Runs every Saturday from 21 July through to 8 September 2018.
More information is available at: www.unabhan.ie/kings-trail/
Hanly's Eurospar is 50!! Yes, they've been in business now for FIFTY years.
Congratulations to Percy, Maureen, Frank and all those that work there and support the community.