I am saddened like many with the passing of one of the great characters of our time Micheal Kelly, Knappogue, Clondra. We were all well accustomed to Micheal arriving on the bicycle in Tarmonbarry and indeed in Clondra. A pint of the black stuff and a conversation about everything from an needle to an anchor. I interviewed him on the radio some time back and got a huge reaction from that interview from all over the region. I so much enjoyed conversing with him, always getting so much knowledge and also getting a great laugh from our regular chats. He told me he had to work very hard in his young days particularly on Bord na Mona. We have in my opinion last one of our characters and on a personal note I certainly already miss his wit and concersations we often had in the past. I extend sympathy to all his relations and his good friends in Knappogue.


Yoga commences in Ruskey in the second week of September. Classes will run both mornings and evenings. Booking is essential.Phone Kathleen on 087-2868254.

Hard luck Rossies

Hard luck to the Roscommon minors bowing out to Tyrone on Sunday last at Croke Park. Nice to see many from the Parish up to support the lads. What a senior game we had with Dublin as you know seeing off Kerry.


Sympathy is extended to Phil McGowan, Newtown, Geraldine Flynn, Moher,Helena King and Breege Caonnellan, Ballyfeeney on the death of their Aunt Ger McDermott, Doon, Strokestown. May she rest in peace.

Senior Helpline

Senior Help Line is a confidential Line of a listening Service for older people by older people for the price of a local call.Call Lo Call on 1850440444.

Line Dancing

Line dancing returns to the Community Centre,Ruskey on Wednesday 4th September.


A mission lead by the Redemptorists will take place from 7th to 14th September in Ruskey, Kilglass and Slatta. More details in Parish Bulletin.