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Eileen Crughwell (nee O’Neill)

Eileen Crughwell (nee O’Neill)
Clonbigney, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe.
Friday, October 20th.
Reposing at her residence this evening (Sun) from five o’clock until nine o’clock.
Remains arriving to St Ronan’s Church, Taughmaconnell, tomorrow (Mon) for t…

Bishop Kevin Doran warns that the role of doctors and nurses is to heal and care for patients

bishop-kevin-doranThe Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran, has warned that the role of doctors and nurses is to heal and care for patients, and not to bring about their death through procedures such as abortion. He also said it would be helpful if the healthcare sector explored the difference between accepting death and and causing it. […]

Gardaí in Boyle are investigating two incidents of criminal damage over the past 24 hours

GardaGardaí in Boyle are investigating two incidents of criminal damage over the past 24 hours. At 2pm yesterday, damage was caused to the Bank of Ireland ATM in the town. On Friday night/Saturday morning, sheds were broken into at the Wooden Bridge, Deepark, Boyle and padlocks were broken. However, it’s not yet known if anything […]

Gerry Callaghan

obits_image_10Gerry Callaghan Drinane, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Friday, October 20th. Beloved husband of Teresa, adored Dad of Olivia and Fiona, much loved son of Tom and the late Katie, Brother of Ollie, Liam, Aileen and Ethna. Gerry will be missed by his sorrowing wife, daughters, father, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and his […]

LISTEN: Athlone farmer devastated as dogs ravage his lambs

sheepdogBealnamulla farmer Gerry Ryan went to feed his 45 lambs last week, only to discover that several had been ‘bitten alive’ by dogs. Just a week later, he says only 14 are still ‘alive’. He recounted his devastating story on Friday’s Let’s Talk.

PODCAST: Is Castlerea fire station closed for good?

Castlerea fire station has been closed since January 22nd (Photo: Google Maps)On January 20, Castlerea fire station closed temporarily due to a shortage of available staff, but nine months later, it’s still not open. There is a growing feel in west Roscommon that the station mightn’t ever reopen. On Friday’s Let’s Talk, local councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice was adamant it would. Listen below to his full interview.  

McGahern community facility at Cootehall gets planning

John McGahern, the famous novelist, was raised at Cootehall's barracks (Photo: Google Maps)The new community facility in the former home of novelist John McGahern at Cootehall is set to open in October of next year. Roscommon County Council has given Cootehall Community Development Group planning permission to change the use of the former Garda station to a community house and library. It closed as a Garda station […]

Up to 31 sheep killed over Roscommon dog attack

sheepA south Roscommon has spoken of his devastation after losing up to 31 sheep as a result of dog-attack. On Thursday of last week, Gerry Ryan went to feed his 45 lambs at his Bealnamulla farm  when he discovered two dogs eating one of them. Over the past eight days, he’s been dealing with the […]

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