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October start date confirmed for Ballaghaderreen Cathedral facelift

CathedralBallaghaderreen cathedral is to close its’ doors for more than six months to allow for a €1.4m revamp. The contract for the refurbishment has been awarded to Kilcawley Construction from Sligo and was signed in recent days. Work is due to begin on Monday 9th October and according to Parish Priest Fr Joseph Gavigan it’s […]

Ballaghaderreen water supply to be restored by this evening

Water supplyIrish Water hope to have supply restored to hundreds of customers in Ballagahaderreen by later this afternoon. Two water bursts affecting almost 1,000 people occurred this morning, and Irish water crews are currently working to restore supply. It’s believed a large section of mains need to be replaced and that work should be completed by […]

Ballaghaderreen Garda vehicles and station vandalised

Ballaghaderreen GardaGardai in Ballaghaderreen are investigating after the window of the barracks and two Garda patrol vehicles were vandalized over night. A patrol car had its mirrors broken off and a community van had its front windscreen damaged, while a front window of the station was also smashed in the incidents which occurred at approximately 2.15 […]

Ballagh juror responds to criticism of suicide inquests

Coroner's courtA regular inquest juror and former Roscommon counsellor says it’s important there is never any doubt attached to a verdict of suicide at a coroner’s court. Recent figures show that coroners across the country find this verdict in over a third of all inquests, while up to 600 such deaths are recorded every year. An […]

Ballaghaderreen cathedral set for six-month closure

Extensive refurbishment works on St Nathy's Cathedral will take about six months to complete (Photo: Google Maps)St Nathy’s Cathedral in Ballaghaderreen will close next month because of a €1-million refurbishment project. Essential construction work on the listed building, which was built in the 1850s, has been planned for several months and it’s now finalised. In the parish newsletter yesterday, the Diocese of Achonry says it’ll start at the end of September […]

Lake and Legends festival continues in Ballaghaderreen

bbThe biggest ever Lake and Legends Festival in Ballaghaderreen continues this weekend. It’s now firmly established as one of the main cultural events in Roscommon, featuring educational, cultural, sporting and heritage events. A carnival is taking place throughout the weekend, while the Douglas Hyde Conference, which started on Thursday, coincides with it. The final event […]

Ballaghaderreen Town Team wants former convent developed as arts centre

Convent BallaghaderreenThe chairman of Ballaghaderreen Town Team is calling for the historic convent to be turned into an arts centre for the community – not a mosque. Pakistani businessman Mohammed Aslam recently placed an offer on St Mary’s convent, which was built in 1876. The Roscommon resident wants to convert the listed building into a mosque. […]

Scally: I’m disappointed with Ballagh mosque plan

Mohammed Aslam met the Syrian asylum-seekers in Ballaghaderreen at the weekendA well-known Ballaghaderreen man is expressing disappointment at proposed plan to turn the town’s historic convent into a mosque. Pakistani businessman Mohammed Aslam has placed a bid on St Mary’s Convent, which was built in 1876 for the Sisters of Charity. He wants to convert the protected structure, which measures more than 7,000 square feet, into […]

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