First communion

First communion

First Holy Communion takes place in Slatta church on Sunday June 5th next at 10am.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kitty Hughes, wife of Vincent Hughes, formerly of Lecarrow, Kilglass, whose funeral mass took place recently in Dublin. May she rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Gerry McLoughlin and family Slatta, on the death of his aunt Elizabeth McLoughlin, Moher Slatta, who’s funeral mass took place to Slatta church on Saturday last. The deceased was a national school teacher in the area for many years. May she rest in peace.

Tidy Towns

Rooskey Residents Association has entered the Tidy Towns competition again this year and judging commences from the 1st of June. We appeal to everyone to be extra vigilant as regards litter etc. Most buildings were freshly painted last year some time after judging, so we should additional marks for that in this years competition. A meeting takes place in the old school on Wednesday 1st of June at 9pm.


Happy Days Preschool 2011, Clonfad Rooskey are now taking enrolments for September 2011. In order to avail of the free ECCE year for your child please call Tina on 087 9457782 or 071 9658793 to register your child or for any further information required.


Scrap Metal Collection Fundraiser in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, Friday, 3rd -Monday 6th June 2011: The aim of this fundraiser is to collect as much heavy/light scrap metal as possible which will be sold to Galway Metal, with all proceeds going directly back to the Hospice foundation. We would ask you to have a look around your house/business and donate any metal/iron that may be of no further use to you. This can be left at selected drop off points (see below). However if you have large amounts or heavy items we can make arrangements to have them collected. Note: Please do not leave electrical appliances as they will not be accepted. Drop off Points: Ballyfeeney Rock, Michael P Quinn, Clonfad, Jackie Cox, Derryfeacel, Johnny McHugh, Drumminmore. Contact Numbers: Michael P Quinn (087) 2516245; Jackie Cox (087) 7940148; Johnny McHugh (087) 9351920; Ollie Reynolds (0870 8061569; Tommie Beirne (087) 9109814; Michael McHugh, Renefarna (087) 7947847; Michael McHugh, Slatta (087) 6626853; Tom Sherwin (087) 1340135; James McGlynn (087) 3130544; Eamon Hanley (087) 1256333; Patrick McGuire (086) 8649067; Rosaleen Gallegly (087) 1270358.


Kilglass Gaels Lotto Result; winning numbers 6, 14, 17, 28, bonus 4. 3 x 3 number winners who receive 67 euro each, Shane Kavanagh, Martina McHugh, Lorraine and Chloe Cox.

Motorcycle run

The 9th Annual Hospice Motorcycle run takes place over one day this year. The bikers arrive in Rooskey at approximately 6pm on Saturday evening June 4th, coming for Carrick on Shannon. It is hoped there will be a large turnout to support them. The event finishes in the Silver Eel, Strokestown on Saturday evening. Sponsorship cards are available locally. Anyone who wishes to make a donation or for further details contact Denise Nolan on 086 3506867.


Congratulations to Ronan Nugent, Rooskey, and Paula McGarry who recently announced their engagement. Congratulations to Niall and Anthea Hanly, Carrick on Shannon and formerly Rooskey, on the birth of their daughter Darcey. Congratulations to Jason and Avril Fallon, Dublin, on the birth of their son Daniel.

Charity Walk

Andrew Reynolds Mullagh is taking part in a 860 mile walk for Handicapped children in the North West region in Lourdes on Friday 3rd of June next . To support Andrew in this very worthy cause or to donate contact Big Walk .ie . There is also a Bank Account set up in Bank of Ireland Longford , Sort code 90 17 73 Account number 74992153. Or contact Andrew on 087 1631075. Your support is appreciated . Andrew wishes to thank all those who bought tickets for his recent Fundraiser in the Shannon key and all your support to date.