Cathaoirleach's Creative Citizenship Awards on the theme "My Roscommon" communicated through a creative medium.
This award aims to highlight the diversity of arts, culture and heritage in County Roscommon.
FOUR categories : 1) Adult; 2) 13-18 years ; 3) 12 and under; 4) Community Groups.
Closing date 31st May 2018.
More info can be found on the Cathaoirleach's Facebook page:
Plans for a large department store and business centre in Strokestown have been given a huge boost.
Conditional planning permission has been granted by Roscommon County Council for retention of some aspects of the building that were built without a grant of planning and permission for modifications.
The intention is for the building to be refurbished, with elements of the unit being divided into units for start-up businesses, while looking for a major retailer to occupy the remainder.
Well done to all of the Scoil Mhuire girls who took part in today's Darkness into Light walk ... great to see so many of you up so bright and early.
More info can be found at: https://dil.pieta.ie/thank-you
Hanly's Eurospar would like to thank everybody who supported their defibrillator initiative that was running over the past few months!
They are delighted to say that they have raised all the monies and will have the defibrillator in place outside their store very soon!
Thank you once again from everybody.
A meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May 2018, in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown.
Following the meeting, at 8.30 p.m. (sharp), an illustrated lecture will be given by Gary Dempsey, of Roscommon town, on the curious phenomenon of ancient stone exhibitionist figures called Sheela-na-Gigs, particularly a group of them from a number of places in Co Roscommon.
Gary is the co-founder of Digital Heritage Age, a group of archaeologists promoting 3-D recording of cultural heritage in Ireland. Combining his background in Digital Heritage Studies and digital surveys, he has developed the Digital Counties Project which began with the Roscommon 3-D Project in 2015. This project aims to teach community groups how to record their local heritage using 3-D recording methods. Gary is the co-ordinator for the Digital Heritage Age Rathcroghan Legacy Project, which has discovered over 200 new historical monuments in Co. Roscommon, between 2016 and 2018. He is also the lead researcher for the Sheela-na-Gig 3-D project. Sheela-na-Gigs are a class of exhibitionist female figures, with little known about their original function. Gary hopes to demystify these often overlooked medieval carvings and discuss their connection to prominent medieval tribes, when he delivers his illustrated talk. During the event Gary will reveal details of a recently discovered Sheela-na-Gig in the west of Ireland and discuss its possible connection to the Rahara, Co. Roscommon example.
All welcome to this interesting lecture.
Members free. Non-members €5.
Athletics Day this Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018.
12pm sharp at Strokestown pitch.
Tiny tots to U16. Various events.
This years programme has been published ... there's so many fantastic events to go to ... make sure you don't miss your favourite.
More info can be found at: www.strokestownpoetry.org/festival-2018/
Forget Me Not photography is a family run business established on the 1st May 2018.
Sami Mean has years of experience doing photography while traveling the world doing portraits as well as landscapes. She tries to turn her hand to all sorts of photography as they all differ slightly, from pre wedding shoots, children shoots, simple portraits, wedding and so on.
Find out more from Sami's website: www.forgetmenotphotography.org/