5,000 euro donation

5,000 euro donation

A donation of 5,000 euro has been received for Scramogue Church Restoration Fund. We thank those involved in this donation from the bottom of our hearts. It is a most wonderful gesture and a huge help to our Church in Scramogue.

Barry’s Half Marathon

St. Barry’s GAA Half Marathon takes place this coming Sunday 13th October. Half Marathon begins at 11am and 8k at 11.10am. Walkers are welcome. Refereshments served after in St. Barry’s Clubhouse.

Brendan Donoghue RIP

The passing of Brendan Donoghue, Cullaghamore, Scramogue has come as a great shock to us all that know him and attended school with him. We extend our good wishes to Sony, his Dad, brothers Jim and Kieran, Uncle, Aunts, cousins and close friend Marie Beirne, cousins Jim Faughnan and Margaret Murphy and others close to the family and we pray that all of those grieving for Brendan will get the strength to deal with the great ache they all must feel right now. Brendan attended local National School before he attended Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Strokestown. After successfully receiving his Leaving Cert, Brendan carried on to UCD where he was most successful in the Ag Science arena. Wherever Brendan went he made many friends who enjoyed his company and great loyalty. Brendan loved farm machinery and indeed anything with a motor or an engine in it was an immediate attraction. Friends and family would tell you that Bren often took such things apart when out of working order and put together pretty quickly and more importantly back in working order. Brendan lived in the town of Balilieboro in Cavan where he was involved in some amateur Drama and also ran a Agri-Consultancy business. Large crowds turned out to support the Donohue family and pay their respects to Brendan as he lay in repose at Leavy’s Funeral Home, Scramogue recently. His funeral Mass which took place at St Anne’s Church, Scramogue was again attended by a large crowd. Burial took place in Scramogue Cemetery. During his homily Fr. Eamon O’Connor PP spoke of Brendan’s simple lifestyle, his love and appereciation of children and meeting up with his friends for a few sociable drinks. May Brendan’s soul rest in peace.

Bus Trip

Bus trip to Kilmanham Jail, Arbour Hill Cemetery and Collins Barracks Museum on Thursday November 21st. Contact 086-3746742 for further details.

Congrats Anna

Our congratulations to Anna Milton, Ballymagrine, Ruskey who celebrated her 100th birthday party last week with family and friends. Well done Anna.

Harvest Mass

Harvest Mass this Saturday in Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall at 7.30pm. Please come and join us for this special celebration after such a wonderful harvest.


Rosary will be recited in St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue every Wednesday meeting after Mass for the months of October and November. Mass is at 7pm.

Feile Frank McGann

Feile Frank McGann takes place in Strokestown on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11th,12th and 13th of October. Workshops, traditional sessions in the pubs, kitchen sessions in Strokestown Park House, Ceili’s in Percy French Hotel and lots of live music. Visit website www.feilefrankmcgann.com.

Community Centre

Ruskey Community Centre is now hosting karate classes for 6years and upwards

On Tuesday evenings. For further details contact 086-3746742.

Buttercups Playschool

The parent and toddler group has resumed every Tuesday at Buttercups Playschool between 10an to 12noon. Please come along.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing Classes for children continue at St. Barry’s Hall every Thursday evening at 6.45pm. All welcome, especially beginners. Contact 086-1522614.

Public Lecture

A Public Lecture by Senator Ronan Mullen, The Abortion Bill - the wider issues in reclaiming a culture of life. An opportunity not to be missed. Lecture takes place in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon on Wednesday 9th October at 8pm.