Rooskey local news April 16

Sympathy: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lily Hanley, late of Drumisane, Muckinagh, whose funeral mass took place on Good Friday. Deepest sympathy is extended to all those who mourn her loss. May she rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Peter Bolger and family, Rooskey, on the recent death of his Aunt, Sr Asicus Shanaher, whose funeral mass took place in Tuam recently. May she rest in peace.


A church gate collection at all three churches in the parish will take place on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of April in aid of Crumlin Children's hospital. Please support.

Tin Whistle lessons

Classes will resume after easter break on Friday, April 16th at 5.15 in the old school Rooskey. All grades welcome. Tutor Padraig Sweeney.

Roscommon U-21

Congratulations to Tommy Cox, Edmund Conboy, Charlie Reynolds, Peter Bolger and the Roscommon U-21 team and Management on winning the Connaught U-21 championship I Markievicz Park, Sligo on Saturday last. Best of luck to them in the All Ireland Semi finals v Dublin on Saturday April 17th.

Schools Finals

Best of luck to Scoil Mhuire girls on Saturday , April 17th in the All Ireland Schools Finals and in particular to our own Rachel Corcoran, Tianna Kelly, Sinead Connellan and Emma Compton.

Cake Sale

Rooskey ICA ladies would like to thank everyone who supported their cake sale on Good Friday. Thanks to all who contributed to the raffle. First prize, a food hamper was won by Myra Hanley and second prize, an easter hamper by Therese Conboy. Our next meeting is on Wednesday April 21st in the old school. Josephine Kenny, 'country style crafts', will attend on the night, and will give a few craft demonstrations. All members please attend. New members welcome.

Dynamo Lotto Result

Winning number 33. Winner Gerry Conboy.

Kilglass Gaels Lotto result

Winning numbers 8, 12, 17, 20, bonus 22. 6 x 3 number winners who receive 34 euro each. They are, Matthew Ffrench, John Flanagan, Beatrice Gaynor, Mary and Catherine, C Lee and Mattie Tully.

Burial ground


The sun shone down on Ballymoylan Burial Ground on Sunday last where a large crowd from the parish and surrounding areas gathered to pray, honour and publicly acknowledge the famine victims and unbaptised infants who were buried there. Fr Edmund Prendergast performed the blessing and dedication on the day, with active participation from the committee. The local choir provided music and song suitable to the occasion. It is believed that Ballymoylan burial ground dates back to the 1700's as it is a protected monument. The parish owes a debt of gratitude to the committee for all their efforts in restoring the burial ground to the standard it retains today. Well done to all involved for their hard work and dedication.


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