Church News: Weekday Masses 10am, Keadue, Monday, Arigna, Tuesday and Wednesday, Ballyfarnon, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses Vigil Saturday Keadue 7pm, Ballyfarnon 8:30pm, Sundays Arigna 1:30pm and Keadue 12 noon. Confessions after Vigil Masses.
Keadue: Ministers of Holy Communion Sat 10th Moira Doyle, Sun 11th Brendan Kelly. Readers Sat 10th Arthur/Rosaleen Boyle, Sun 11th Brid McMorrow. Collectors Sat 10th Moira Doyle, Sun 11th Brendan Kelly. Altar Society Boyle Family. Church Grounds Vincent McCabe, Sean McMorrow.
Arigna: Minister of Holy Communion Sun 11th Sean Guihen. Reader Sun 11th Mary Guihen. Altar Society Beatrice Rynn, Maureen Guihen.
Ballyfarnon: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 10th Teresa Shivnan. Reader Sat 10th Aine Cooney. Altar Society Killoran’s. Collectors Ronan Glynn and Michael Killoran. Counters Carmel O’Connor and John O’Connor. Church Grounds Sean Gaffney, Vincent Gilhooley.
St. Ronan’s Lotto: There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. Consolation prizes were won by the following E70 Thomas O’Reilly, Geevagh, E30 Tracey Mattimoe, Keadue, E15 each Fr. Cathal Faughnan, Keadue, Laura Foley, Drumboyla, Mags McGreevy, Arigna. The jackpot this week will be 8,800 and the draw will be held in McCabe’s Bar, Keadue.
St. Ronan’s GAA Club: The club is taking part in a climb of Croagh Patrick on August 11th to raise funds for the club and St. Asicus Day Centre in Keadue. We’ve chosen St. Ascius as it provides a vital service to our own community and serves the whole parish as does our own club. We would appreciate your support with this charity fundraising. You can help by climbing with us and collecting sponsorship or you can take a card and collect on behalf of another climber and of course you can sponsor a climber. To take up any of these options please contact a club official or call John on 087-2521701. Further details on our facebook page.
Care assistant: Western Alzheimer’s invites applications for the position of Care Assistant on their Community Employment Project in Co. Roscommon. Contact Western Alzheimer’s on 090-66-27816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Friday August 9th. Please note- Employment Services/DSP CE Eligibility Criteria Apply.
Novena: The National Novena in Hour of our Lady of Knock on August 14th-22nd 2013, afternoons 3pm, evenings 8:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm.
Save our Planet Awards: Congratulations to Pauric Noone on being shortlisted for an award in the environment category. Thanks to all who voted for Pauric.
Gold ring found: A ladies’s gold ring has been found in the car park of the Miners’s bar on Monday July 29th. There are initials and a date inscribed inside. If you lost this or knows who has contact 087-7605561.
Bonus Ball Bash: Last week’s winners of €45 each were Tom Stenson and Frances Gaffney. To win €45 get your E2 entry at the Harp and Shamrock or O’Donnell’s.
Youth Fun Walk: Join us on our 12km walk on the Suck Valley Way to celebrate Youth Day on Monday August 12th. Start time- 11am. Meeting point- Angling Centre, Athleague. Walk route- Athleague- Castlecoote- Donamon. Enquiries/Confirm Attendance contact Gail Murray on 086-8532915. Refreshments at end of walk in Dunamon.
Miners Reunion weekend: Arigna Mining Experience is proudly celebrating the ten years Miners Reunion weekend. Friday August 23rd at 7pm Mass for all miners past and present will be celebrated by Fr. Faughnan at Arigna Mining Experience. Refreshments served afterwards. There will be live music in the Miners Bars at 10pm. Saturday August 24th at 7pm the Miners’s Dance will take place at the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo. Tickets for this event are E15 and includes supper. Sunday August 25th at 3pm there will be a guided walk on the Miners’s Way loopwalk around Dereenavoggy/Rockhill showcasing breathtaking views of Lough Allen and the picturesque Arigna Valley. This is a 5k walk which can take up to two hours so wear suitable footwear and clothing is essential. Those taking part should assemble at Arigna Mining Experience at 3:45pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more info on the walk contact Joe at 086-7742222.
Septic Tank Inspections and Grant Scheme: Roscommon County Council will be commencing Septic Tank inspections over the next few months. Householders will be contacted by RCC in advance of an inspection being carried out. Only those who have been inspected and fail the inspection may be eligible for the Septic Tank Grant Scheme. To qualify for the grant you must have had your septic tank inspected by the Local Authority, registered your Septic Tank by February 1st 2013 and qualify under the means criteria set out in the scheme. Information leaflets on septic tanks and inspections are available in Libraries, all County Council Offices, Citizen Information Offices, Marts and online from EPA and Protect Our Water. Further information is available from ECC, Environment Section at 090-6637260 or at www.roscommoncoco.ie
Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday August 15th to Sunday August 18th for young people aged 16-25 is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people. This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxegen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free bus available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.
O’Carolan Harp Festival and Summer School: The summer school which was held during the past week was very successful with record numbers attending the classes and other events. The Festival commenced on Saturday with the Harp Competitions on this Saturday night, “Tale of the Gael” appear in concert in Keadue and Sean Brennan will provide the music for a dance in St. Ronan’s Hall. On Sunday, the official opening of the festival by Denis Naughten TD will be followed by outdoor entertainment by Sean Nos ar an tSionann, Shebeen and Liam Purcell and friends. Sharon Shannon and friends makes a return visit on Sunday night for what will no doubt be a sell out concert. On Monday a lecture in Kilornan Castle entitled “At home with Josie McDermott” will be given by former BBC producer Alan Tongc and in the afternoon Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones provide outdoor entertainment. The festival concludes with the International Door Dancing competition on Monday evening.