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Rents in Shannonside region among cheapest in country

house-prices-2017Longford Roscommon and Leitrim are among the cheapest places to rent property in the country. According to the latest property report for the second quarter of this year, the average cost of renting a property in Leitrim is now €525 per month, €580 in Longford and 607 in Roscommon. However, year on year that […]

Willie Cunningham

obits_image_8Willie Cunningham Ilford Essex, London and formerly Oran, Donamon, Co Roscommon. Friday August 4th peacefully Funeral has taken place in England. A memorial Mass for Willie will be held in Clooneycolgan Church, Donamon on (Fri) evening at half past seven.       

Mary Frances Hebron (nee Carney)

obits_image_10Mary Francis Hebron (Nee Carney) Cloontumpher, Ballinalee, Co Longford and formerly Granlahan, Ballinlough, Co Roscommon and Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Predeacesed by her husband Liam, son Gabriel, sister Agnes and brother James. Peacefully after a short illness in Mullingar General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Mary Frances will be dearly missed by her sons Liam (Clontumpher) […]

Niall Higgins looks to sweep up historic medal

roscommon-crestThe inaugural U17 Football Final takes place this Sunday as Roscommon and Tyrone will battle it out to make history and become the first winners of this new grade. The game will be a curtain raiser to the senior semi final which includes the Tyrone seniors as they look to dethrone Dublin. A big crowd […]

Westmeath Rose to take to Tralee stage tonight

eva-cooney-2017People across the Shannonside counties will be rooting for the Westmeath Rose Eva Cooney tonight as she takes to the stage in Tralee. The 22-year-old psychology student is the only Rose from the local region to make it through to the final event. Eva is from Glasson, close to the Longford border, but also has […]

Public meeting to rally support against Lidl’s Carrick plan announced

LidlA public meeting to rally support against the Lidl store planned for Carrick-on-Shannon has been organised. The German supermarket giant has been refused planning permission by Leitrim County Council to develop a store at Attinfinlay, near rivals Tesco and Aldi. It intends closing its existing store at Cortober, on the Roscommon side of Carrick. Lidl […]

Roscommon suicide bereavement officer believes inquests should be held in private

InquestsA suicide bereavement officer working in Co Roscommon says she would prefer if inquests into deaths from suicide could be held in private. Tiffany Walsh works with the Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaisons Service from Vita House in Roscommon Town and the Family Resource Centre in Boyle. The service offers support and help to individuals, families […]

Hundreds without power due to outage near Pigeons

PowerThe ESB is reporting a significant power outage at Bushfield near the Pigeons this afternoon. A fault was reported just before 4pm and according to the powercheck app, approximately 345 customers are currently affected. ESB repair crews are currently attending the scene and it’s hoped power will be restored just after 7pm this evening.

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