Congratulations to Adrian and Edel Cox on the birth of their daughter, Chiara.


Kilglass Gaels Lotto result, winning numbers were 15, 19, 23, 25 and bonus 17. Winners 5 x 40 euros in a lucky dip, Declan Kavanagh, Mary Rose Neary, Brian and Aine Hall, Rosaleen Lynch and Beatrice Gayner.


The death has occurred on Monday last of Mr William (Willie) Kielty, Cullaghamore, Slatta. The deceased was a popular postman for many years and very involved in the community in Slatta. Willie was a gentleman and well regarded by all who knew him. Deepest sympathy is extended to his nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours and all who mourn his loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Deepest sympathy is extended to Evelyn Hanley and family, Rooskey on the untimely death of her niece, Roisin Boyle Walshe, whose funeral mass took place to Keadue church on Friday last. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Prendergast, Kilkenny, brother of the late Fr Eddie Prendergast, former PP of Kilglass. May he rest in peace.

One act plays

Kilglass Gaels two comedy one act plays, directed by Mick Quinn and Seamus Nugent will take place in St Barry’s GAA Hall on Friday, 7th of March at 8.30pm. It is an opportunity for those who missed them this weekend to see them.

Darts night

Well done to James McGlynn on his successful darts night on Sunday last for Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Well done to all involved.

Scout Meeting

Following on from the first successful scout meeting in the parish, a large enthusiastic crowd turned out on the night. Another meeting will take place on Wednesday the 5th of March in Kilglass Gaels clubhouse. All are welcome. It is hoped to start the scouts in this area.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Diaper, (sister of Essie Nugent, Cloonfad) who died in England recently RIP.

Table Quiz

Reminder to organise your team for the Church Renovation Committees annual table quiz, which will take place in the Kon Tiki on Friday, 28th of February at 8.30pm. Tables of four 40 euro each. Refreshments and raffle on the night.

Kelloggs Field of Dreams

Official opening of the newly refurbished pitch will take place over the Easter weekend. The schedule of events so far is as follows: Friday 18th of April, underage coaching for boys and girls with county footballers followed by fun and games in the clubhouse. Friday night monster table quiz with great prizes on offer. Saturday: Ladies activities during the day, Saturday evening, underage disco. Saturday night: 80’s disco with prizes for the best costume etc. Easter Sunday: League game; Kilglass Gaels v St Barry’s. Official opening by GAA president at 3pm approx. Challenge game with Roscommon, opposition to be confirmed. Sunday night: Great night of dancing, refreshments, presentations and some very exciting surprises. Bar license on Saturday and Sunday. Please support this unique weekend.

Local notes

This is my last week writing the local notes for the Rooskey area. Thank you to Nuala Diffley, Johnny McHugh, Druminmore, and especially to Martina O’Brien and Micheal Dooner. Good luck to Patricia Hanley who will take up the baton. She can be contacted at or text on (086) 8534100. The deadline is 2pm on Sunday.