CONNACHT SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL ON SUNDAY 16th JUNE ... THROW-IN 4PM.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE AT CENTRA STROKESTOWN PRICED AS FOLLOWS:
RESERVED STAND TICKETS ~ €35 (€40 on day);
TERRACE TICKETS ~ €25 (€30 on the day);
JUVENILE TICKETS ~ €5.
Roscommon County Council would like to invite you to Cruinniú na nÓg (Young People's Creativity Day) on Saturday 15th June 2019.
This will be a festival of fun for children and families, in Strokestown Park House.
A fantastic day of events, workshops and activities are planned ... please see the attached brochure for full itinerary and timetable.
Sliabh Bán AC are delighted to host once again the 10k Road Race & 5k Family Fun Run, starting at 11.00 am on Saturday 15th June 2019 from Strokestown Community Centre.
This promises to be a really exciting morning of running catering for all, runners and families alike.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female in the 10k and 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall in the 5k.
Medals for all participants ... Chip timed By JustRuns Events ... Water stations along the route ... Refreshments afterwards in Strokestown Community Centre
On the day registration will be available if the event hasn't sold out in advance.
Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society, in association with Roscommon County Council, present the society's first Decade of Centenaries lecture, by Éamon Ó Cuiv.
The lecture will take place at 8.30 p.m. on THURSDAY, 13th JUNE, 2019, in The Percy French Hotel ... There will be no charge on the door for this lecture, so feel free to bring friends and as the lecture will be held in the ballroom there will be lots of space.
The lecture is entitled, ‘Éamon De Valera – A Personal Perspective’ ... Éamon Ó Cuiv is the grandson of Fianna Fáil founder and former Taoiseach and President of Ireland, Éamon De Valera. Mr. Ó Cuiv synopsises his lecture, “My talk will be a historical talk on Éamon De Valera, but it will be flavoured by the perspective of a family member. I was 25 years of age when he died and therefore I knew him well. Furthermore, I would have heard a lot about him from my Mother, who died in 2012 and was full of fascinating insights into him”.
Six childcare providers across Roscommon and East Galway have received capital funding of €214,807 to create more places for under 3s, school age children and for fire safety improvements.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a total national allocation of €6.25m to create an additional 3,600 childcare places through capital funding for providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare services.
The successful local applications included Strokestown Community Playschool and Afterschool who were awarded €19,905 to provide new places for school age children ... CONGRATULATIONS!!
In October 2018, following submission of a funding bid by STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM, it was announced that €80,000 had been awarded, by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, as part of the 2018 Town & Village Renewal national strategy.
These monies are to be used to make major town enhancements to Strokestown (as detailed in the attached Project Plan) in three areas:
(1) refurbishment of building frontages on several key structures in the town;
(2) facilitating a community ‘Market Square’, to include a Christmas Market;
(3) permanent, flexible, lighting of Strokestown Park House Gates.
In addition to the funding award our Town Team has arranged for an additional €20,000 to be made available to this scheme.
Following a series of meetings the Town Team is now in a position to update you on progress with this major piece of work:
(1) TOWN REFURBISHMENT:
An independent assessment, NOT involving members of Strokestown Town Team, has been completed identifying around 30 suitable properties for redecoration ... letters have been sent to property owners to confirm whether this work is required ... Responses are required by 22/06/19 following which our colleagues at Roscommon County Council will formally tender for completion of this work;
(2) MARKET SQUARE / CHRISTMAS MARKET:
Specific requirements (i.e. obtaining quotes for the provision of suitable wooden chalets, identification of potential stall-holders, associated events) are being finalised;
(3) BAWN GATES LIGHTING:
Potential suppliers of the required services are being contacted and are being invited to quote to complete this work.
The Town Team will keep you updated as work progresses. If you have any queries please speak with any Team member or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is GREAT NEWS for Strokestown and the Town Team hopes that everyone will support the work being done.
STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM
Congratulations to our fantastic girls soccer team who were runners up in the Roscommon primary 6 a side County A final today.
The girls were 1 goal down at half time and were excellent in the 2nd half and deservedly equalised to bring the game to extra time.
Nothing could separate the two teams and the game ended in a draw ... the result had to be decided with a penalty shoot out.
We've been notified that TIDY TOWNS judges will be in Strokestown on next Monday (10th June).
The hard-working local Committee has been making the town look great ... YOU CAN HELP ...
1) if you have window boxes, hanging baskets etc. please display these;
2) please clear rubbish and waste from around your properties;
3) pick up any rubbish you see as you're walking around town;
4) get in contact with Annette Feeley to volunteer your time over this weekend.
Strokestown is a great place to live ... working together, we can show this to the judges (and everyone else that visits us).
Thank you ... STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM
Congratulations to our U15 girls who won the futsal county final today. Well done to the girls and mentors Anthony & Claire.
We are holding a meeting at 8pm on the 7th of June with a view to getting the ball rolling on a number of items.
Everybody welcome ... Many hands make light work!
Well done to Strokestown Tidy Towns who have successfully rolled out the Straws Suck Campaign in Strokestown with seven local businesses now offering Reusable Steel Straws as an alternative to plastic straws to customers ... The Percy French Hotel, The Central Bar Compton's, #GardenChinese, The Tipsy Bird.ie, #Beirne's Pub, Antonellis Take Away & Diner and Strokestown Park House.
The monthly meeting of Strokestown Town Team is being held this Wednesday (5th June) at 8pm, in The Percy French Hotel.
The Town Team is made up of people who live and work in, and around, Strokestown and is the direct link between our local stakeholders (Community Groups, Businesses etc.) and regional Government (i.e. Roscommon County Council, LEADER partnership, Local Enterprise Office etc.).
This means the Town Team has an essential role in identifying ways to retain a strong community at the heart of a vibrant, and busy, Strokestown by ensuring that available regional/national funding is applied for (either directly by the Town Team or via local groups and businesses) and is used to benefit Strokestown AS A WHOLE.
Strokestown Businesses and Community Groups are invited to attend and contribute to the future of Strokestown #SupportStrokestown
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!!