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Ballinagare widow traumatised by theft from grave

Roscommon HeraldLast week

Ballinagare widow traumatised by theft from grave

A traumatised Ballinagare woman has appealed to the public for help in tracking down the “low minded” thieves who stole the artificial grass covering from her husband’s grave. The callous “grave robbers” are understood to have stolen the artificial grass covering from the family plot in Drummin... Read More

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

Ballinlough bidding to buy White House Hotel

A MASSIVE community effort is underway in Ballinlough to purchase the White House Hotel in order to sustain the village and put a stop to the building becoming an eyesore. Ambitious plans to develop a local co-op to buy the hotel, which closed last year, were explored at a well-attended public... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

SiarScéal International Gathering

The 7thAnnual Siarscéal Festival 2013 will take place from 7th to 9thMarch.  This year’s programme has been devised with a view to “Celebrating the Gathering 2013.” The Hanna Greally Literary Award Ceremony will take place on March 9th in Roscommon Library, opening at 10am with tea/coffee and time... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

New forestry company commences land planting

DERMOT CASEY Forestry Services Company is registered and approved with the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine and has commenced planting land for farmers in several locations throughout the country. The new forestry company has secured the services of a number of high profile experienced... Read More

Regional News

Fallon turns tide towards Dysart

Roscommon Herald2 days ago

Fallon turns tide towards Dysart

Ballaghaderreen FC…………….1 Dysart FC……………………….3 Norio’s Takeaway Premier Division Ian Cooney at Ballaghaderreen Community Park It was billed as the “winner takes all” Super Sunday showdown in Ballaghaderreen but things didn’t pan out the way the home side had planned. Instead it was Dysart who left... Read More

U-21s have talent to leave high-flying Rebels without a cause

Roscommon Herald2 days ago

U-21s have talent to leave high-flying Rebels without a cause

CADBURY ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW:   Now comes the hard part. Having ruthlessly exposed a limited Leitrim team in the provincial final, Roscommon enter shark-infested waters on Saturday when they take on one of Gaelic games’ superpowers in the All-Ireland semi-final (throw... Read More

Roscommon Herald2 days ago

Sheep savaged

A CREGGS farmer has condemned dog owners who fail to control their animals after two ewes and five lambs were savaged and killed last week. The Herald understands that up to thirty sheep have been killed in the Creggs area in the past two months. Local farmer Christy Costello discovered the damage... Read More

Roscommon Herald2 days ago

Hopes of jobs boost for Boyle

There are fresh hopes of a much needed jobs boost for Boyle with the news that terms have been agreed to purchase the former Green Isle factory in the town. It is understood that a chicken and pizza processing facility will be based in the premises The former fish factory closed in 2006 with the... Read More

Roscommon Herald2 days ago

Wind turbine storm

Roscommon councillors have voted for “the will of people” and have insisted that a 1.5km separation distance between wind turbines and residential dwellings remain as part of the county development plan despite serious objections by the county manager. There were heated debates in the council... Read More

Perfect response pleases ‘delighted’ Dineen

Roscommon HeraldLast week

Perfect response pleases ‘delighted’ Dineen

If Nigel Dineen was looking for the perfect response from his Roscommon U-21 players as a result of the complacent nature of his side’s performance against Sligo, he got it in spades on Saturday last. Roscommon’s attitude was spot on and the end result was a comfortable 13-point success that didn’t... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast week

Second half spurt sends Sligo home empty-handed

Roscommon…………….0-12 Sligo…………………….1-6 Allianz National Football League Division Three Ian Cooney at Dr. Hyde Park It’s a good job someone from Sky Sports didn’t make the trip to Hyde Park to see what the buzz about Gaelic games entailed. This was desperate stuff but the expectation shouldn’t have... Read More

Roscommon Herald2 weeks ago

Positives despite defeat in Cavan

Cavan……………………0-14 Roscommon……………..1-8 Allianz National Football League Division Three Ian Cooney at Kingspan Breffni Park John Evans won’t be losing too much sleep over this result. He saw enough from his understrength team to suggest that Roscommon have every chance of reversing this loss when the... Read More

Good attitude the key to quashing Leitrim’s momentum

Roscommon Herald2 weeks ago

Good attitude the key to quashing Leitrim’s momentum

CADBURY’S CONNACHT U-21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL PREVIEW: A third Connacht title in four years is the prize at stake for the Roscommon U-21 team when they enter the lion’s den in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday afternoon for a provincial final that’s got everybody talking. What’s rare is... Read More

Roscommon Herald2 weeks ago

McHugh sets tone for facile league victory

Roscommon………………………………3-12 Louth………………………………………0-4 Teasco HomeGrown National Ladies League Division Four Martin Wynne at Strokestown The Roscommon ladies maintained their 100 per cent record in Division Four of the National Football League with a facile win against Louth in Strokestown on Sunday... Read More

Gardaí investigate fire that kills man on Roscommon farm

Roscommon Herald2 weeks ago

Gardaí investigate fire that kills man on Roscommon farm

A man has died in a fire at a farmhouse in Co. Roscommon. Gardaí in Roscommon are investigating the fire at a farmhouse in Coolshaghtena, Weekfield, Co Roscommon last night. The fire was reported to Gardaí at around 8.45pm and a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The house has been... Read More

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

Grit and grind send U-21 team narrowly through to another final

Roscommon………………………….1-12 Sligo……………………………..1-10 Cadbury’s Connacht U-21 Football Championship Semi-Final Noel Fallon at Markievicz Park After the flair and flamboyance of Castlebar came the grit and grind of Markievicz Park as the Roscommon U-21 team qualified for the Connacht final with a narrow,... Read More

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

‘Hype got to the players’ – Dineen

Markievicz Park has probably the most glorious backdrop of any football ground in the land. Fitzgerald Stadium is more glamorous and fabled but even with a biting March wind sweeping through the now-deserted ground, the majesty of Ben Bulben and his less famous siblings is a sight to behold. But the... Read More

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

Red mist in Athleague as four sent off

Roscommon…………..3-14 Longford………………0-10 Allianz National Hurling League Division 3B Ian Cooney at Athleague The Roscommon senior hurlers were far too strong for Longford on Sunday but they didn’t impress in cementing their place in the league final against Donegal. There were far too many unforced... Read More

Woman dies after cars collide near Athlone

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

Woman dies after cars collide near Athlone

A woman has died after a two-car collision on the old N6, Athlone to Ballinasloe Road. The 49-year-old was fatally injured when her vehicle struck another at around 9am at Cornafulla. She was the car's only occupant while the driver of the second vehicle has been taken to Portiuncula Hospital in... Read More

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

Woman fatally injured in Cornafulla crash

A 49-year-old woman was tragically killed in the Cornafulla area of South Roscommon on Monday morning when her car collided with a taxi on the old N6 route. At the time of going to press the identity of the deceased had not been released but it is understood that she was a foreign national who had... Read More

Roscommon Herald3 weeks ago

Hundreds join in search for missing angler

Hundreds of volunteers from across the region have joined the search for a County Armagh angler missing on Lough Ree in South Roscommon since last Thursday. Thirty-year-old Daryl Burke from Portadown is feared dead after the boat he and two others were fishing in capsized and sank near Yew Point,... Read More

Roscommon Herald4 weeks ago

Gateway to promotion opened as Roscommon obliterate Offaly

Roscommon…………………..3-19 Offaly………………………….2-4 Allianz National Football League Division Three Ian Cooney at Dr. Hyde Park Minutes after the final whistle, one wondered what all the fuss was about. A battle royale was expected in Roscommon’s bid to furrow a passage to Division Two football in 2015.... Read More

‘No more than players deserve’ – Evans

Roscommon Herald4 weeks ago

‘No more than players deserve’ – Evans

Hats off to John Evans. The Kerryman’s impact on the team was always going to be judged when Roscommon had their best players available. It has worked out like that this season and the end result is promotion to Division Two with two games to spare. One couldn’t have asked for anything more. By Ian... Read More

Roscommon Herald4 weeks ago

Convent girls crowned camogie queens

Convent of Mercy, Roscommon………..5-9 Presentation Waterford………………….1-5 O’Neill’s All-Ireland Schools Junior D Camogie Final Cóilín Duffy at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh Convent of Mercy, Roscommon, produced a solid team performance to claim All-Ireland honours at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh on Saturday last.... Read More

SOS: Join Our Boys

Roscommon HeraldLast month

SOS: Join Our Boys

The county is rallying around a Roscommon Town family whose lives were shattered sixteen months ago when their three sons were all diagnosed with a fatal neuromuscular disease on the same day! Paula and Padraic Naughton received the devastating news in November 2012 that their eight-year-old son... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Mother sexually assaulted and exploited daughter

FROM THE age of five onwards a young girl was subjected to a harrowing catalogue of sexual abuse, exploitation, and neglect at the hands of her mother, a sitting of Roscommon Circuit Criminal Court heard on Monday. The court heard details of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and neglect of a young... Read More

Enniskillen epic favours spirited Roscommon

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Enniskillen epic favours spirited Roscommon

Roscommon………………..3-17 Fermanagh………………….4-10 Allianz National Football League Division Three Ian Cooney at Brewster Park, Enniskillen Games at Ulster venues don’t tend to be like this. A helter-skelter emotional rollercoaster yielded the two points Roscommon craved in an amazing game at Brewster... Read More

Relieved Evans bemoans sloppy defending but delighted with the spirit shown by Roscommon

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Relieved Evans bemoans sloppy defending but delighted with the spirit shown by Roscommon

Like most people in Brewster Park, Enniskillen, John Evans resembled an emotional wreak after Sunday’s heart-stopping four-point victory against Fermanagh. He knows that his defence needs some surgery but the spirit shown by his side in general made up somewhat for the problems further back the... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Marist edged out in Leinster A final

Marist College Athlone fell just short in their efforts to claim the Leinster Colleges Senior A football title against Colaiste Eoin of Stillorgan in Croke Park on Saturday evening last. By Michael O’Brien The Athlone side were the brighter team in the opening half and they set the pace early on.... Read More

Gardaí arrest third man in connection with Roscommon post office robbery

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Gardaí arrest third man in connection with Roscommon post office robbery

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with a post office robbery in county Roscommon. The robbery happened at Strokestown, Co Roscommon, yesterday and a man, aged 26, has been detaiined this evening. The man was arrested in the Roscommon area and is currently detained under Section 4 of the... Read More

Gardaí arrest two after post office robbed in Roscommon

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Gardaí arrest two after post office robbed in Roscommon

Gardaí in Co Roscommon have arrested two men in connection with a post office robbery in Strokestown this morning. Two masked men, one believed to be armed, entered the premises at around 9.30am and threatened staff. They made off with an undisclosed sum of cash in a silver Volvo which later crashed... Read More

Evans expects match against Fermanagh to define league campaign

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Evans expects match against Fermanagh to define league campaign

John Evans knows that there’s no time for Roscommon to rest on their laurels. Three wins from three games is all that anyone could have asked for. But a trip to Brewster Park, Enniskillen, on Sunday next will keep his players grounded this week. Roscommon were given a lesson by the Ernesiders last... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Radiant Roscommon leave Limerick chasing shadows

Roscommon………………….1-21 Limerick……………………0-13 Allianz National Football League Division Three Another positive step towards what is becoming increasingly like a successful promotion tilt. John Evans will be adopting the mantra “one game at a time” but he knows that his team are in pole position,... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

End in sight to Hyde Park saga

An end may be in sight to the long running saga surrounding the transfer of Dr. Hyde Park’s ownership from Roscommon Gaels GAA Club to Roscommon County Board. By Ian Cooney Roscommon Gaels GAA Club is set to hold an EGM on Thursday, March 13th where it is hoped that club delegates will vote in... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Legal loophole puts incest case back in spotlight

A BILL drawn up by a Roscommon TD to amend current legislation dealing with incest is to be debated in the Dail next week, with hopes that it could be put into law by the end of the year. The debate will take place in the Dail just weeks before the mother involved in the Roscommon incest case is to... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

HSE sat on hospital report for 30 months

THE HSE’S admission that it took immediate action to close Roscommon Hospital’s A&E;, based on the hospital death rate report, while it sat on the rest of the report for a further a 30 months has been slammed as “outrageous”. Last week, the Chief Medical Officer described the hospital death report... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Trust set up to help terminally ill Roscommon brothers

ON NOVEMBER 9th, 2012 the hopes and dreams of a Roscommon family were changed forever. Archie Naughton who is 8 and his brothers, George and Isaac, identical twins who are 3, were diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This is a terminal disease for which there is no cure and no... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Game on for Hyde Park!

Ownership issues surrounding Dr. Hyde Park are likely to be resolved in the coming weeks. Roscommon Gaels GAA Club is set to hold an EGM on Thursday, March 13th where it is expected that club delegates will vote in favour of transferring ownership of the stadium to Roscommon County Board. Solicitors... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Department joins South Roscommon wind farm challenge

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has joined a legal challenge to planning permission for 33 wind turbines across South Roscommon. The Department has become a notice party to legal proceedings challenging the validity of planning permission granted for two wind farm projects in the... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Delays in development of Cloonakilla NS criticised

DELAYS in the “much needed” development of Cloonakilla National School in Bealnamulla have been strongly criticised by a Fianna Fail councillor. Cllr Paddy Kilduff has hit out at the “stalling” of the current Government despite the new school project being given the green light by the Department of... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Feighan rises to hospital debate challenge

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has risen to a challenge laid down by hospital campaigners to publicly debate hospital and emergency services in the county, the Herald can reveal. The Boyle-based TD has this week confirmed his willingness to take part in a public debate on Roscommon County Hospital... Read More

Roscommon HeraldLast month

Evans cautious about ‘resilient’ Limerick

Two games, two wins. The first phase of the league is over. So far, so good. But Roscommon senior football manager John Evans isn’t taking his eye off the ball. He’s happy to have two wins under his belt but those games are gone as far as he’s concerned. All that matters now is Sunday’s contest... Read More

Roscommon Herald5 months ago

Farming community holds its breath

MARTS AROUND the county will have to wait for a number of days before the full impact of the appointment of receivers to the country’s biggest cattle exporting company is known. It is understood that the marts are owed large amounts of money by the Westmeath cattle company TLT International, which... Read More

Roscommon Herald11 months ago

More than 300 farmers await fodder deliveries

The fodder crisis shows some signs of abating over the next two weeks, according to IFA County Chairman John O’Beirne, who expects between two and three loads of hay and fodder to come through this week alone. Monday morning saw 33 large bales of hay being delivered to the mart in Roscommon Town and... Read More

Roscommon Herald11 months ago

Colm O’Regan brings Ireland’s ‘Got Mammies’ to Roscommon Arts Centre tonight

EVER WONDERED what the world looked like through an Irish Mammy’s eyes? Are you looking for a superhero to help us get out of our economic mess. Colm O’Regan’s new show Ireland’s Got Mammies will answer this question and many more and leave you laughing and wiser to the ways of one Ireland’s... Read More

Up to 10,000 to flock to Sheepdog Trials in Brideswell

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Up to 10,000 to flock to Sheepdog Trials in Brideswell

Up to 10,000 people are set to descend on Brideswell in South Roscommon over three days in August when the hugely popular Irish National Sheepdog trials take place on the Lisbrock farm of Barra O’Brien. Thousands of visitors from around the country and abroad will flock to the event to enjoy what is... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Roscommon Youth Orchestra play at National Concert Hall

Roscommon County Youth Orchestra is on the road to Dublin to play at the 18th Festival of Youth Orchestras at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Saturday, February 8th. This special festival is being honoured by inclusion in the official cultural programme for the Irish Presidency of the Council... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Insurance cover for sheep worrying

Some confusion may have arisen in relation to cover for sheep worrying in the context of Public Liability Insurance. Public Liability insurance is to cater for accidental bodily injury to third parties or damage to third party property. Therefore this would never cover damage to the farmers’ own... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Local Kepak facility will benefit from Cork jobs

THE ANNOUNCEMENTof 100 jobs by Kepak in Cork will benefit all Kepak sites, including its meat-processing plant in Athleague, County Roscommon. Kepak has announced the creation of 100 jobs as a result of on-going innovation, growth and investment at its consumer food facility in Watergrasshill, Co... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Major livestock event at Carrick-on-Shannon

JUDGING AT Carrick-on-Shannon’s Winter Fatstock Show on Sunday, November 25th commences with the judging of the RDS Young Stockperson Class at noon. This class, sponsored by the Royal Dublin Society, is a great source of encouragement for all young show enthusiasts and will be judged this year by... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Farmers will not tolerate extra TB charges

IFA ANIMAL Health Chairman John Waters has rejected strongly proposed changes to the TB eradication programme that would interfere with the independence of the live valuation scheme and would considerably increase costs to farmers. The IFA Chairman said: “Farmers are powerless to prevent the... Read More

Mrs Brown charity Christmas ball announced

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Mrs Brown charity Christmas ball announced

BAFTA WINNER, Mrs Brown launched her first annual ball this December which is taking place at the Burlington Hotel to help raise money for 25 Irish based charity projects. Charity 25 which is a West of Ireland based charity set up by Ballaghaderren man Kevin O’Brien, is the first charity of its kind... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Fundraising drive for Coleman Heritage Centre in Gurteen

THE MICHAEL Coleman Heritage centre in Gurteen, known as Ceolaras Coleman, was built on the old Polar West fish factory site, which also incorporated the former NCF Creamery. The heritage centre opened its doors in 1999 and has been a hub for the community ever since. The centre operates on a... Read More

Dock plays host to ‘Body Duet’

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Dock plays host to ‘Body Duet’

FORMING THE perfect match to the current exhibition Drawing Life Gallery 2 of The Dock is delighted to host Body Duet on November 16th at 8 p.m.. Body Duet is a new duet/duel, which depicts one person, danced by two people, a male and female dancer: two exceptional, spiritual but witty performers... Read More

Advance farm payments of €18.1m to 5,000 Roscommon farmers

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Advance farm payments of €18.1m to 5,000 Roscommon farmers

ADVANCE PAYMENTS totalling more than €18m to almost 5,000 Roscommon farmers, as part of the Single Farm Payment (SFP) scheme, have been welcomed. Deputy Frank Feighan said this week that Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney had informed him that, as from October 18th last, €18,199,482 in advance... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Very Small Gallery hosts ‘Forgiveness’ exhibition

THE LAST in the series of five different exhibitions at the Very Small Gallery in Carrick on Shannon opens on Friday, November 9th at 5.30pm. Forgiveness, an exhibition of painting and mixed media by Celia Richard is part of an interesting record from trauma to emotional wellbeing told through her... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Ben Mulhern stars in Eden

LOCAL ACTOR Ben Mulhern returns home to perform in the hard-hitting Eden at Roscommon Arts Centre from Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th November at 8 p.m. nightly. From the writer of Pure Mule, Eden first premiered at the Peacock theater in 2001, where it won the Steward Parker award for best new play.... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Landmark gig for Nathan Carter

NATHAN CARTER now affectionately known simply as ‘Nathan to an everincreasing number of Irish Country fans, is the name on everyone`s lips these days and comes to the Landmark Hotel this Sunday night. Nathan and the band are not long on the road, but already Nathan is making a huge impact on the... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

North West Film and Music Fest

FILM FATALE, Ireland’s most glamorous film event, comes to Sligo’s North West Film and Music Fest for a screening of one of the world’s most beloved comedies, Some Like it Hot. This event will take place at The Model on Friday, November 16th at 7.30p.m. with the after party commencing at 11p.m.. The... Read More

The Dock brings Des Bishop to The Bush Hotel

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

The Dock brings Des Bishop to The Bush Hotel

DES BISHOP is back in Carrick next Friday night, November 9th! After a series of sold-out shows around the country during the last year, Des Bishop hits the Bush Hotel with his brand new show “Des Bishop Likes to Bang” which features the US born comedian behind a drum kit amongst other things. You... Read More

Award-winning production set for Arts Centre

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Award-winning production set for Arts Centre

WRITTEN AND performed by Sonya Kelly, directed by Gina Moxley and produced by Marketa Dowling, The Wheelchair on My Face is a Fishamble: The New Play Company production was awarded the coveted Scotsman Fringe First award from Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the second year in a row. This gem of a... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Confidence boost urgently needed for dairy farmers

SPEAKING AT an IFA Regional Dairy meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon, on the theme of “Dairy 2020 Focus on Confident Growth”, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said dairy farmers’ confidence had taken a severe dent this year as a result of an unprecedented cost/price squeeze made worse... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Ciolos proposals damaging to Irish agri sector – IFA

SPEAKING AFTER the second regional CAP information meeting in Claremorris and Kilkenny, IFA President John Bryan said the over-whelming view among the farmers present was that the Ciolos proposals must be rejected because of the damage they would do to Irish agriculture. At the meetings, the IFA... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Research shows there is low interest in farm diversification

ONLY A tiny proportion of farmers are interested in a diversified business, according to the results of Teagasc research. The research showed that expanding the farm business or securing an off-farm job are the main economic strategies preferred by farmers. The results of the research were presented... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

High demand for good quality forests

SINCE ITS establishment in September 2011, www.ForestSales.ie has become the number one choice as a method for buying or selling forests and forest lands throughout Ireland. Paul Lafferty, who is both a fully qualified auctioneer and forester, reports a high demand for good quality forests,... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

ICSA says tackling the wildlife issue is the best way to cut TB eradication costs

THE IRISH Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says that dealing with the wildlife issue head-on will provide the best and quickest return on the money spent on eradicating bovine TB, following a meeting with Department of Agriculture officials during which proposed cuts to the existing TB... Read More

Feighan welcomes slurry measures

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Feighan welcomes slurry measures

FINE GAEL TD Frank Feighan has welcomed a further series of measures announced by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to assist farmers in Roscommon, Leitrim and Galway working in prolonged and very difficult weather conditions. “Following close consultation with Minister Coveney, the measures... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Direct from Cork Jazz Festival to Carrick-on-Shannon

MICK COADY’S Synergy featuring US saxophonist David Binney comes to The Dock on Thursday, November 1st. Playing their only live date in the west of Ireland in The Dock on Thursday, November 1st, Mick Coady’s Synergy brings together five truly great young jazz musicians from the UK, Ireland and the... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Sean Keane comes to Gurteen

SEAN KEANE and his band will perform in Ceolaras Coleman Gurteen on Saturday, November 3rd at 9p.m.. Sean is steeped in the Irish music tradition and is a member of the renowned Keane family from the village of Caherlistrane in east County Galway. He will perform his unique blend of traditional... Read More

‘One Man Star Wars Trilogy’ comes to the Backstage Theatre

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

‘One Man Star Wars Trilogy’ comes to the Backstage Theatre

IT HAS toured from New York and the UK to Australia and Dubai for the past ten years and now it’s set to finish up its Irish tour in Backstage Theatre, Long-ford. With rave reviews such as “funnier than you could possibly imagine” from Spin Magazine, Backstage decided to send audience member Brendan... Read More

Musical trio set for Arts Centre

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Musical trio set for Arts Centre

MUSIC NETWORK presents trio Mick O’Brien (uilleann pipes), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddles) and sean nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín at Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday, November 3rd at 8p.m.. Tickets are €15/€12 and can be booked on 090 6625824 or online at www.roscommonartscentre.ie. This concert is... Read More

Trials and tribulations of Irelands’ bachelor farmers well documented

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Trials and tribulations of Irelands’ bachelor farmers well documented

SINCE THE beginning of the last century, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, Government agencies, planning organisations and many more have been concerned and exercised about the age profile and marital status of farmers. This is particularly so for the cohort group of... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Winter Fatstock Show and Sale in Carrick

THE MIDLAND and Western Livestock improvement Society Ltd has distributed its schedules for their 2012 Winter Fatstock Show & Sale to be held on November 25th and 26th next. The schedule outlines all the classes for the various breeds along with the very attractive prizes kindly sponsored by the... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

‘No, no . . . they’re good poems, they’re not great poems’

IRISH TIMES sports sub-editor John Kelly has produced a 34-poem book entitled “No, no . . . they’re good poems, they’re not great poems”, and one man clearly impressed is Eamon Dunphy. John, who sent the renowned journalist and TV pundit a copy of the book in the hope that he would agree to write a... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Kiltoom Drama Group presents Irish premiere of ‘Ladies Day’

KILTOOM DRAMA Group presents the Irish premier of Amanda Whittington’s ‘Ladies Day’ in Ballybay Parish Hall from November 1st to 4th at 8.30 p.m.. The play revolves around the trials and tribulations of the modern day working class. There are some strong, some weak, some sane and some insane... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Art Trail at Hunter’s Moon Festival in Carrick

HUNTER’S MOON Festival is taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon from Friday, October 26th to Sunday, October 28th and looks set to be an exciting weekend with varied and unusual musical acts, workshops, talks and an Art Trail. The Art Trail is a free event open to the public. Local, national and... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Lively trade for in-calf heifers

THE SIMMENTAL x Heifer Sale at Ballymote Mart on Saturday, October 6th saw a lively trade for in-calf heifers with plenty of commercial suckler farmers having to compete with northern buyers, especially for the top quality lots. The highest price of €2,610 being paid to Paul Cryan, Keash, Ballymote... Read More

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Advance payment must be made to as many farmers as possible

THE NEWS that the advance payment of the Single Farm Payment will take place as planned this week has been welcomed by the President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association, Gabriel Gilmartin. However, Mr Gilmartin stressed that it was crucial that the maximum number of farmers received... Read More

Roscommon farmers join in major IFA protest

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

Roscommon farmers join in major IFA protest

THOUSANDS OF farmers gathered in Dublin last week to send a clear and determined message to the Government and the EU, a full CAP Budget must be secured that works for active farmers and provides a rural development package that supports vulnerable sectors and regions. Farmers from every rural... Read More

One-man Star Wars trilogy set for Arts Centre

Roscommon Herald1 years ago

One-man Star Wars trilogy set for Arts Centre

CANADIAN ACTOR Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious show, ‘One-Man Star Wars(tm) Trilogy’, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music,... Read More