Lottery grant

Lottery grant

The granting of 30,000 euro by way of Lottery grant to St. Barry’s GAA is excellent news for the club and will go along way in helping to pay for works presently ongoing at the club. Good news is hard to come by nowadays, so the announcement last week was greatly appreciated. We send our thanks to Sports Minister Ml. Ring and his Department for their decision. We also thank those in the Club who submitted the application.


Kilglass/Tarmonbarry scouts will be having a church gate collection Saturday12th and Sunday 13th July to assist in setting up costs of Scouts Club. The Scouts is aimed to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills. This is a voluntary organisation. Your Support will be gratefully appreciated.

Tour to Clare

Those wishing to go on Summer tour to Clare from 7th to the 11th August, must pay for same by 14th/15th July. If you need any more information please contact Eileen on 086-3702547.

WEE Ireland collection

WEE Ireland are having a public collection of Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment and waste batteries on Thursday from 2pm to 5pm at Community Centre in Ruskey. Please use the opportunity to get rid of this waste.

Farmers make hay as sun shines

The weather has been pretty good for almost three weeks now, fine most of the time, but local farmers and householders have been getting on with rearing the hay and silage, and in getting the turf home. It is great to see all of this work been tidied up at the moment. Many people have the job done and others are down to getting home the last few loads of turf. It appears that the weather will not be too bad over the coming week. It has been a good summer so far and hopefully this weather will continue.

Holy Hour

A holy hour in advance of the Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Kevin Doran as Bishop of Elphin will take place on Thursday, 10th July at 8pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall.

Activity in Ruskey Community Centre

This Wednesday, 9th July - Parent and Toddler Group 10.30am. Community Welfare Officer 2.30pm to 3.30pm. DARA training and Revalidation at 8pm.

Warmer Homes

Roscommon Leader Partnership in conjunction with the Sustainability Energy Authority of Ireland is running a Warmer Homes Scheme. The Project will be free to individuals who are in receipt of either fuel allowance or Family Income Supplement (FIS) or Jobseekers Allowance for more than 6 months with a child/children under 7, a private home owner and the house was built prior to 2006. Only homes that have not received works can apply for this project. Please contact 090-66-30252 for the Application Form.

Tidy Village

The village is really looking well. Its a crucial time for Tidy Towns committees, so we call on everybody in the region to play their part. It is wonderful to see all paying their part in keeping the area neat and tidy.