Students death shocks Scramogue area

Students death shocks Scramogue area

The news of the death of Galway student in London, Patrick Halpin has shocked the Scramogue area. We extend our sympathies to Mary Cox, Killinordan, Scramogue, Aunt of Patrick, and also the Connor family. Patrick’s mother Elsie comes from, Tulsk in Co. Roscommon. This death comes as a very great shock to the whole of Co. Roscommon as Paddy Halpin, his Dad comes from Kiltoom in Co. Roscommon. We offer our deepest sympathies to all of the family as they wrestle with the weight of the Cross of grief that they must now bare. May Patrick’s gentle soul rest in peace.


Enrolment Forms are now available from the school for new pupils wishing to enrol in September 2014. If you require any further information please contact Robert Chalmers on 043-33-26399.

First Aid Class

A First Aid class will take place this Wednesday, 12th February in St. Barry’s Hall at 8pm. Its crucial that all involved in team management in the area attend this class.

New business

We send best wishes to Alan Croghan who has just opened his own barber shop in Ruskey recently. We wish him the best of luck in his new venture. Allan is well known throughout the region as an experienced barber throughout the region.

Sanctuary Players to perform

Sanctuary Players are back and will perform shortly in Backstage Longford and Roscommon Arts Centre shortly with the exciting play by Michael J Ginnelly called Pretend Sick. The Tarmonbarry based group will perform at Backstage on Friday 21st and Saturday 26th February at 8.30pm. Contact Backstage at 043-33-4788 and also at Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 28th February. Call 090-66-25824 for bookings. This is a hilarious farce well worth seeing, wonderfully performed by our own Sanctuary Players. We wish them luck.

Community Games

Community Games times are coming fast. Volunteers needed to help out with indoor soccer and basketball. If we want Community Games to be a success we need more people to help. For further details contact Shirley at 086-1019137 or Grainne at 087-9914869.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes on Saturdays in Waterways Ireland Canal House on the Harbour, (home of the late Tom Croghan). For further info contact Malo on 086-3308999.

Girl Guides.

Girl Guides resumed on Wednesday, 15th January last. Brownies 6.45pm to 7.45pm. Guides 8pm to 9pm. Ladybirds Thursday 16th January from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Lip Reading Classes

Lip reading classes will commence at the Ruskey Community Centre early in the New Year. For further details contact Patricia at 086-8534100.

Set Dancing Classes

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

Ladies circuit training

Ladies Circuit Training in St. Barry’s Hall on Tuesday’s 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Contact 087-9292378 for further details.

St. Barry Dinner Dance

St. Barry’s GAA dinner dance will take place on Saturday, 8th March in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. Tickets cost 30 euro are on sale now and are moving briskly, so get in early and purchase. Music on the night by the Heebie Geebies.


A Church Gate collection will take place on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd February at Whitehall Church in aid of purchasing a new sound system for the Tarmonbarry Folk Group. Please support this project.


A fundraiser in aid of the Elphin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Assisted Pilgrims Fund takes place in Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Monday, 17th February at 9pm. A host of artists will perform on the night.