Community Diary

Events and happenings from around the area

Congratulations to the sixth class girls and boys of Tubberclair National School who made their confirmation on May 11

Congratulations to the sixth class girls and boys of Tubberclair National School who made their confirmation on May 11

Afternoon tea in aid of Athlone Hospice

Join Johnny and Tom Conlon in their home in Nahad, Mount Temple on Sunday, June 5 from 4pm till late for afternoon tea in aid of this worthy cause. All welcome. Phone (086 ) 8827429 for more information.

Athlone GAA

'Shop from my Closet' takes place in Athlone GAA Club on Friday, June 10 from 7pm until late! A fabulous array of ladies clothes, bags, belts, and shoes, new and barely used, will be on sale. After you’ve shopped until you drop, enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail and some nibbles. All donations of ladies clothing will be gratefully accepted into the clubhouse on Sunday, May 29 between 11am-1pm.

Bingo takes place in the clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone welcome.

Underage football for boys and girls age 4-12 continues every Sunday at 11.30am. New players are always welcome and never hesitate to bring a friend. Any queries, contact David O'Connell at (087 ) 2397519.

Athlone Table Tennis Club

Athlone Table Tennis Club will continue to operate throughout the summer on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm in St Mary's Hall, Northgate Street. There are eight tables available for use and bats are provided. All are welcome.

Castledaly GAA

Castledaly GAA annual 5K Fun Run and 10K Road Race will take place on Sunday, June 19 at noon, with registration from 10am at the GAA clubhouse. Fees as per last year, adults €10, U16s €5, families €20. We had a fantastic day last year and look forward to everyone's involvement again. There will be refreshments afterwards and activities for kids on the playing fields during the race. Thanks to everyone for their continued support, see you there.

Castledaly Playground Group

Table quiz fundraising for Castledaly Playground Group will be held on Friday, June 10 at 9pm in Fitzgeralds Lounge with funds raised going to upkeep, maintenance, and costs of the popular local community play area that has been especially busy during these wonderful weeks of sunshine. We hope you will support as always.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park

A family fun day in Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park takes place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19. If you can support this event in aid of the park either by contributing items for stalls or volunteering to help out, please contact (087 ) 9306308.

Garrycastle Ladies

An open day for the Garrycastle Ladies Féile team takes place on Saturday June 11 – There will be a cake sale/car wash along with medal presentation to our U14 Westmeath Féile winners. Please come out and support.

The Garrycastle GAA 35 Year Celebration takes place this weekend on Sunday, June 5, with a great day of events planned.

Glanduff NS Green Flag

Glanduff National School raised its third Green Flag (Water ) on Monday May 30, a beautiful sunny day. Principal Arthur Geraghty welcomed Suzanne Dempsey, Green Schools co-ordinator from Roscommon County Council, local councillors Paddy Kilduff and Laurence Fallon, parents and friends, and guest of honour Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources. Ms O’Toole, Glanduff Green Schools organiser outlined the progress of the two-year project at the school and the Green Schools Committee presented the flag to Minister Naughten, who raised it to the sound of great applause! The school choir entertained the guests with songs from the Peace Proms Choir and Irish songs.

Moate Action Group

Moate Action Group has its office at the rear of Tuar Ard, which is open from 9am-1.30pm each weekday. If you can give some time working with the group in its efforts to improve the town, please call to the office and get an update on its Five Year Action Plan or call (090 ) 6466404.

Moate Town Park

Support St Hilda’s Services while exercising (gentle warm-up followed by a walk/jog ) in the park every Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30-8.30pm. Participants are invited to contribute €2 a night which will go towards St Hilda’s project in the sensory garden in the park.

St Kieran's Community Centre

Bingo takes place on Tuesday night commencing at 8.30pm.

The centre is now taking names for all computer classes taking place in its adult education room.

St Kieran's is also taking names for Irish classes which will commence soon. A new Irish conversation group is taking place on Tuesday from 10.30am.

Irish dance classes take place every Thursday evening for beginners from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

The Active Age Group meets on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm, with loads of activities on offer including cookery, art, beauty, hairdressing, keep-fit, and choir. Horticulture takes place on Monday mornings.

The Tumble Tots parent and toddler group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm with lots of fun things for the children to do.

Tai Chi takes place on Wednesday from 6.30-7.30pm and from 7.40-8.45pm.

An NA Support Group meets on Wednesday and Friday from 8pm.

The Aware Support Group for Athlone come together on Thursday at 8pm.

AA Support Group Sunday 12pm.

The knitting/crochet group is going strong on Monday night at 7pm. Come along and share your creative ideas!

The centre is now enrolling for the September 2016 free two-year Government Initiative. Contact Jenny on (090 ) 6452072 for more details.

For more details ring Jenny/Anne (090 ) 6450272 or email [email protected].

Social night for Hospice

Roscommon Mayo hospice support group are organising a social night in Hamrocks, Athleague on Sunday night, June 5. Music is by the Lancers and all are welcome. Please support.

Tuar Ard upcoming events

International singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes is in concert with Roslyn, Liam O’Connor, and Olivia Douglas on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm. Tickets are €12.

Uisneach, an exhibition by artist Sheila Martin, is on display in the Bob Traynor Gallery for the summer months.

For all bookings and enquiries phone (090 ) 6482042 or email [email protected].

Tubberclair GAA

A table quiz will take place in the Bounty on Saturday, June 4, at 8pm. This is another great social opportunity for people to get together for a social night out and a great way to kick off the bank holiday weekend. Teams of four per table are invited and the cost is €10 per person. Refreshments will be served on the night and a raffle plus spot prizes will also take place. Contact anyone from the club committee if you wish to enter a team, or just turn up on the night.

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