A meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown.
Following the meeting, at 8.30 p.m. (sharp), a talk will be given by Mike McCarthy BSc. (Pharm) M.P.S.I, entitled ‘Cattle Raiding on a Grand Scale - Na Tána and Cruachan Aí’.
Many of the great Táin Bó (Cattle Raid) Tales in the Irish epic literature, such as Táin Bó Flidais, Táin Bó Aingen (the Adventure of Nera), Táin Bó Fráoch and Táin Bó Regamon have a heavy association with the ancient Connacht capital of Rathcroghan (Cruachan Aí).
Indeed the centrepiece of them all, the great Táin Bó Cuailgne (Cattle Raid of Cooley), our National Epic, has both its origin and dramatic ending in Rathcroghan and features characters such as the Warrior Queen Medb, the mighty Battle Goddess ‘Mórrígan’, the Connacht Warrior Fráoch, and the boy hero Cúchulainn, all of whose legendary deeds are inextricably linked with the landscape that surrounds us here in Co. Roscommon.
Mike’s talk will incorporate a telling of the great Irish literary epic - ‘The Cattle Raid of Cooley’, incorporating many of the supporting remscéla or foretales, all in the environs of where these stories are said to have taken place, at the ancient Connacht capital of Cruachan Aí.
A love of history, folklore and mythology brought Mike to Rathcroghan, the Royal Site of Connacht in Co. Roscommon, where he now works as a Tour Guide and Research Assistant. He is also involved in the organisation and promotion of the annual Rathcroghan Winter Conference and has co-authored a number of publications pertaining to Rathcroghan, including ‘Slí Seandálaíochta Ráth Cruachan’ - the Rathcroghan Archaeological trail and the recently published ‘Rathcroghan - The Guidebook’.
Strokestown Community Development Association are holding a fund-raising Table Quiz on Friday, November 9th 2018 in aid of Easter Parade 2019.
This will be held in Hanly’s Bar @ 9.30 pm. A table of 4 costs €40 or €10 per person.
There will be a Raffle on the night.
Roscommon Women's Network is running the attached course, starting 07/11/18, in Strokestown Park House.
More information can be found on their Facebook page.
Strokestown Tidy Towns AGM will take place on Monday November 5th, 2018 in SCDA Office @ 8 pm.
The main objectives of this meeting is to elect a new committee with a view to taking Strokestown to a new level of development within the scope of the objectives set out for Tidy Towns.
All interested parties welcome.
What a fantastic weekend!
Thank you to everyone who supported our first Harvest / Hallowe'en Festival. We are already looking forward to next year 🎃👻☠️💀🤡
Photos and images are attached from across the whole event.
Come and enjoy free talks and a short play from leading Irish female performers and theatre practitioners in Strokestown Park House on Friday 26/10/18 and Saturday 27/10/18.
This event is hosted by Strokestown Park House and the Irish Heritage Trust in partnership with Roscommon County Council Library Services, with funding from Creative Ireland.
This event is FREE but booking is required. Click HERE for more information.
The Strokestown branch of Comhaltas are holding their AGM on Friday October 26th, at 8pm, in The Percy French Hotel.
All members are asked to attend and new members will be made most welcome.
The Strokestown Support Group of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice would like to sincerely thank all who contributed to their recent fund-raising Coffee Morning.
This raised the fantastic sum of €733.00 😀
Yes folks, October is Feile time in Strokestown!!
A weekend of traditional music, song, dance and craic! Friday 12/10 until Sunday 14/10/18.
Plan ahead for your visit ... come and stay in Strokestown and make a weekend of it.
More info can be found at: www.feilestrokestown.com/ or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org