Rooskey Community News



Congratulations to Jordan Cattigan and Simon Reilly, Dromod, on their recent engagement.

Easter Cermonies

Holy Thursday, mass in Rooskey at 7.30pm. Holy Hour from 10pm – 11pm in Rooskey church. Good Friday, celebration of the Lord’s passion in Kilglass church at 3pm. Stations of the Cross in Slatta church at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil mass in Slatta church at 8pm. Easter Sunday, mass at 10.30am in Kilglass church and at 12 noon in Rooskey church.

Tea party

Rooskey Church Renovation committee will hold a tea party on Friday 26th of April at the community centre Rooskey. Music by Eamon Kelly. Hostesses required. Contact any committee member.

Slatta Litter Pick

Come and join the staff and pupils of Slatta NS on Monday, 15th of April from 1.15pm for the Green schools initiative, as they clean up the road around the school. This day of action is conducted as part of the National Spring Clean.

There is an open day from 2pm on the same day, and everyone is invited to come along and see the changes made in the school since they joined the initiative.

If anyone is interested in joining the school on the litter pick please contact Mr Kelly on 071 9638818. School enrolment forms now available from the school.

‘Brawl in the Hall’

The Angela Rogers Memorial Longford Hospice Fund: Noelie Rogers, Knockhall, is organising and participating in The White Collar Boxing Event in memory of his late mother Angela Rogers. ‘Brawl in the Hall’ takes place in the Longford Arms hotel on Easter Sunday night, 30th of March at 8pm. Admission €10.

MC on the night is John Lynch from Shannonside radio. All funds raised got to the County Longford hospice and palliative care team.

If you cannot attend on the night and would like to make a donation to The Angela Rogers Memorial Longford Hospice Fund, a bank account has been opened at AIB, Longford. Sort Code 932140, account number 20744038. Please support this worthy cause.

Honda 50 run

Takes place on Sunday, 7th of April starting at 12 noon sharp from Kilglass GAA pitch, proceeds in aid of Kilglass Whitehall association supporting people with special needs. For further information contact Jackie Cox on 087 7940148.

Easter commemoration

Easter commemoration takes place in Kilglass cemetery at 3pm at the graveof Frank O’Donoghue. Rosary to be recited along with the recital of the proclamation on Easter Sunday next.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bill Dooner, late of Delaware, USA, and formerly of Druminardly, Rooskey, whose funeral mass took place on Saturday last.

Deepest sympathy is extended to his family in the US, sister, Mae Tully, Strokestown, and sister in law, Eva Dooner, Druminardly. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy is extended to John Cassidy, Knockhall on the recent death of his sister Brigid Cassidy, whose funeral mass took place to Christ the King cathedral Mullingar recently. May she rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Gerry and Marcella Bohan, Slatta, on the recent death of Gerry’s father Thomas Bohan who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Road improvement

Roscommon County Council has allocated €250,000 towards continuing the reconstruction work on the Scramogue to Rooskey R371 road at Ruane, Kilglass with a tarmacadem surface finish. The work will be completed during the summer months.