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07
June
2018

Upcoming Events taking place in Co. Roscommon

Upcoming Events taking place in Co. Roscommon

The following events are taking place within Co. Roscommon in the next week:
  • Title: Keepy Uppy
  • Category: Childrens Event
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 06/06/2018, 10.00 am
  • Details: Joey absolutely loves football. Playing it, watching it, talking about it. He gets it from his mum – a footy fanatic! Joey can turn anywhere into a make believe pitch, from scoring goals in his breakfast cereal to imaginary match commentating on his way to school. His enthusiasm is shared equally by his Mum – the best teammate he could ever have. Today nothing can get in their way: the big day has arrived; the high point of the season, the cup final and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Meet The Author: Siobhan Parkinson
  • Category: Educational
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 07/06/2018, 10.15am & 11.30am
  • Details: Siobhan Parkinson has been writing books for children for years. She was Ireland’s first ever Laureate for Children’s Literature, Laureate na nÓg. She writes mostly in English, but sometimes in Irish too, and she is also a translator from German. She is publisher of Little Island Books.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Meet The Author: Siobhan Parkinson
  • Category: Educational
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 07/06/2018, 10.15am & 11.30am
  • Details: As part of this year’s Bookworms Children’s Festival, sixth class students will have the opportunity to meet Siobhan and hear her talk about her work, including her latest book ‘Rocking the System’. Siobhan will also discuss what it’s like to be a writer an audience members will have the opportunity to discuss what authors they like.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Whatever The Weather
  • Category: Childrens Event
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 08/06/2018, 10am & 11.30am & 3pm
  • Details: A show about stepping outside whatever the weather! It can be fun to go outside but that’s not what Wendy thinks. She hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring. With playful participation and sensory activities, audience members will help Wendy discover there’s nothing to fear – whatever the weather!
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Things Tell Stories Too!: Nollaig Molloy
  • Category: Childrens Event
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 09/06/2018, 1.30 pm
  • Details: As part of our Bookworms Festival, you are invited to join artist Nollaig Molloy in this workshop for 6-10 year olds where clay and other construction materials will be used to make objects to illustrate or tell the children’s own stories.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: An Ant Called Amy
  • Category: Childrens Event
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 09/06/2018, 11.00 am
  • Details: Amy the ant works very hard as a leaf collector and last month was awarded Employee of the Month. This month Amy wants to be the best again. But when Amy tries to carry one too many leaves back to the ant hill she is locked out. Written and performed by Julie Sharkey, this performance is a work-in-progress commissioned and supported by RAC.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: IzzyBs Away With the Fairies Farewell Festival
  • Category: Festival
  • Venue: Strokestown Co. Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 09/06/2018, 8pm
  • Details: The Fairy Farewell Festival Event will open Saturday, June 9th from 8pm with a childrens parade, then a street party on Bawn St., Strokestown, with live music from Special guest Malachy Tuohy of The Riptide Movement, State Lights, Aimée & Many More. Sunday the 10th of June at 1pm the gates will open for the final IzzyB’s Away with the Fairies Family Fun in Strokestown Park House’ woodland and gardens. We have an array of family fun activities on the day to create lasting memories for all
  • Website: www.facebook.com/IzzyBsAwayWithTheFairiesFunDay
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/IzzyBsAwayWithTheFairiesFunDay


You can view further details on these events and others through the Councils Event Calendar here. 06 2018

Written by: Roscommon County Council Categories: Community Notices, Roscommon County Council

06
June
2018

Update your Citizenship on Register of Electors

Update your Citizenship on Register of Electors

During the Referendum that took place on 25th May it was brought to our attention that there were a number of Local (L) voters and Dáil (D) Voters who were not able to vote.   Some of these voters are Irish Citizens but hadn’t notified Monaghan County Council of their change in status.  You can update your status to a Presidential elector by completing a RFA5 form which can be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie or www.monaghan.ie and forwarding a copy of your Irish passport or a copy of the Certificate of Naturalisation under the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 to:

Register of Electors Section, Monaghan County Council, County Offices The Glen, Monaghan
H18 YT50

This will mean that you will be registered to vote in all future elections and referenda.



06 2018

Written by: Monaghan County Council Categories: Community Notices, Monaghan County Council

01
June
2018

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Carlow Sugar Factory Exhibition
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 01/06/2018, 10:00
  • Details: 5th Class from Carlow Educate Together N.S. along with Lorraine Fenlon Artist did a project on Carlow Sugar Factory through art and stories. This exhibition is on display at Carlow Library

  • Title: Chroma Art Exhibition
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 05/06/2018, 10:00
  • Details: Debut by Chroma, a contemporary collection of paintings filled with atmosphere & emotion from one of Carlows newest art groups, an exhibition not to be missed during the Carlow Arts Fringe Festival

  • Title: Atomic 3001
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 06/06/2018, 20:00
  • Details: Our opening show for 2018 is a wildly energetic performance and DJ set: ATOMIC 3001. Musically Tribal to Techno, this futuristic dance ritual sees a monochrome red figure fall prey to a continuous and uncontrollable pulsation - a dance machine caught up in a futuristic ritual and a techno frenzy. The sound fills her body and the space, setting her in motion repetitively. This sound implacably brings her and us to exhaustion, trance and incandescence. Join us after the performance for a DJ set by the company. Pick Your Price We believe art should be accessible to all, and we want to ensure that the price of a ticket doesn’t stand between you and what we have on offer. When you see this logo, we have made a sliding-scale ticket price available. Depending on your circumstances, you can choose to buy your ticket at Actual Cost, Subsidised Cost or Super Subsidised Cost when booking online. Actual €25 - Subsidised €12 - Super Subsidised €5 - Bookings are through the festival

  • Title: Song of Granite
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 07/06/2018, 19:00
  • Details: Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language category at the 90th annual Academy Awards, Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great Irish trad-singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Tickets: €7/5conc*

  • Title: Carlow Regatta 2018
  • Venue: Carlow Rowing Club
  • Start Date/Time: 02/06/2018, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Regatta 2nd and 3rd June 2018 – One of the oldest rowing festivals in the country celebrating its 159th year in 2019. Lets hope the weather is like today, nice and sunny (fingers crossed) Eights, quads and scull racing from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information Contact : 059–9131665 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Title: Carlow Golf Club Open Week 2018
  • Venue: Carlow Golf Club
  • Start Date/Time: 01/06/2018, 14:00
  • Details: One of the most enjoyable things about the start of summer is the Carlow Golf Club Open Week which features plenty of prizes, team spirit and a friendly welcome. OAKPARK COURSE: The 9 Hole Par 35, Oakpark Course, owned by Carlow Golf Club, was designed by renowned architect Jeff Howes is a truly terrific layout. Situated on rolling terrain, it provides a superb challenge to golfers of all standards. Oak Park course: 9 hole parkland – 3,197 yards (2,923 meters) – par 35. OPENING HOURS: Daylight hours. The Clubhouse Bar is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. A fully serviced restaurant offers a choice of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. GREEN FEES: Monday to Thursday from €30, Friday from €40, Saturday from €50. Group rates available. Book online at www.carlowgolfclub.ie where there are reduced rates available or contact the club office to make a booking t: 059 – 9131695 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. HIRE SERVICES: Clubs, caddy car and buggy hire. LESSONS: By private arrangement with P.G.A. professional Mr. Andrew Gilbert CARLOW OPEN WEEK: Friday 1st June – Saturday 9th June inclusive. One of the most enjoyable things about the start of summer is Carlow Golf Club Open Week which features plenty of prizes, team spirit and a friendly welcome. COUNTY CARLOW GOLF CLASSIC: September 3rd to 5th,

  • Title: Weber CBW Event
  • Venue: Arboretum Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 07/06/2018, 18:00
  • Details: Join us on June 7th in Arboretum Carlow for a fun-filled evening of barbequieing and cooking with our expert Weber chef on hand to help with practical tips and demos. This event includes a 3 Hour hands-on cooking experiance with expert tuition from a Weber certified barbeque chef. At the end of this event you will take home a weber certification, weber apron and weber receipe booklet. Spaces are limited to 20 per event to allow more one-to-one experiance for those attending, so booking is essential, tickets are €50 per person and can be booked in-store or online HERE. This event takes place in Arboretum Carlow and is the first of three such events over the summer months, keep in touch for future dates.

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 02/06/2018, 10:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the center of Carlow Town and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh and local products. Explore the essence of beautiful Carlow town at the Farmers Market

06 2018

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

31
May
2018

Upcoming Events taking place in Co. Roscommon

Upcoming Events taking place in Co. Roscommon

The following events are taking place within Co. Roscommon in the next week:
  • Title: Keepy Uppy
  • Category: Childrens Event
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 06/06/2018, 10.00 am
  • Details: Joey absolutely loves football. Playing it, watching it, talking about it. He gets it from his mum – a footy fanatic! Joey can turn anywhere into a make believe pitch, from scoring goals in his breakfast cereal to imaginary match commentating on his way to school. His enthusiasm is shared equally by his Mum – the best teammate he could ever have. Today nothing can get in their way: the big day has arrived; the high point of the season, the cup final and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Autumn Royal
  • Category: Theatre
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 01/06/2018, 8.00 pm
  • Details: A play by Kevin Barry. May and Timothy are looking after their father who has long since taken to the bed. Their own lives are curtailed and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay or go? A dark comedy about life and death, love and hate, dependency, jealousy, rage, horror and homicidal notions, or in other words it’s a play about family.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: International Coarse Angling Festival 2018
  • Category: Sport
  • Venue: Ballyleague/Lanesborough, Co Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 01/06/2018, 10h00
  • Details: International Coarse Angling Festival
  • Website: www.loughree.ie
  • Facebook: Loughree Lanesborough Angling Hub

  • Title: Athleague Fair & Festival 2018
  • Category: Festival
  • Venue: Athleague, Co. Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 01/06/2018, N/A
  • Details: Quilt Exhibition, Soap Box Derby, Live Music & Lamb BBQ in the Peoples Park, Traditional Fair Day including Horse Fair & Dog Show and much more, Monster Draw, Music in Bars at night.
  • Website: N/A
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/athleague.tidytowns/

  • Title: The Suck Valley Quilt Exhibition
  • Category: Visual Arts
  • Venue: The Angling and Visitors Centre, Athleague, Co Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 31/05/2018, 10.30 AM
  • Details: A Quilt Exhibition of work from quilters all over Ireland
  • Website: www.seamsewsimple.ie
  • Facebook: @Quilts.Patchwork

  • Title: Meet The Author: Siobhan Parkinson
  • Category: Educational
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 07/06/2018, 10.15am & 11.30am
  • Details: Siobhan Parkinson has been writing books for children for years. She was Ireland’s first ever Laureate for Children’s Literature, Laureate na nÓg. She writes mostly in English, but sometimes in Irish too, and she is also a translator from German. She is publisher of Little Island Books.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Meet The Author: Siobhan Parkinson
  • Category: Educational
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 07/06/2018, 10.15am & 11.30am
  • Details: As part of this year’s Bookworms Children’s Festival, sixth class students will have the opportunity to meet Siobhan and hear her talk about her work, including her latest book ‘Rocking the System’. Siobhan will also discuss what it’s like to be a writer an audience members will have the opportunity to discuss what authors they like.
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Title: Whatever The Weather
  • Category: Childrens Event
  • Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
  • Start Date/Time: 08/06/2018, 10am & 11.30am & 3pm
  • Details: A show about stepping outside whatever the weather! It can be fun to go outside but that’s not what Wendy thinks. She hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring. With playful participation and sensory activities, audience members will help Wendy discover there’s nothing to fear – whatever the weather!
  • Website: http://roscommonartscentre.ie
  • Facebook: Roscommon Arts Centre


You can view further details on these events and others through the Councils Event Calendar here. 05 2018

Written by: Roscommon County Council Categories: Community Notices, Roscommon County Council

24
May
2018

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Ras Tailtean
  • Venue: Barrack Street Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 25/05/2018, 14:00
  • Details: Friday 25th May 2018 & Saturday 26th May 2018 Ras Tailtean, the most prestigious race in Irish cycling, will ride into Carlow town on Friday afternoon and leave on Saturday morning as Institute of Technology Carlow receives and see off 155 riders as hosts of Stages 6 and 7 of the international cycling event. Traffic restrictions are expected around Barrack Street and Green Lane on both days as the eight-day international race arrives and departs from the Carlow town. The 1,200km cycling challenge, which began in Drogheda on Sunday, features the Irish national team, 11 international squads and 19 Irish county teams and already there is ferocious competition between the international and domestic riders. Friday sees the start of Stage 6 of the race, a 154.6km stretch from Mitchelstown to Carlow with the riders are expected to arrive at Barrack Street from 2pm. The teams will gather at the Institute of Technology Carlow on Friday before starting Stage 7 from Barrack Street at 10.30am for the 141.2 kms to Naas. This year’s event finishes in Skerries, Dublin on Sunday afternoon.

  • Title: Kila
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 25/05/2018, 20:00
  • Details: Mentioned by Hotpress as one of the top Irish albums of all time, in 2018, Kíla’s seminal album, Tóg É go Bog É is 21 years old. What better year to release this on vinyl than the year that the band are also celebrating 30 years on the road. This release marks one of many events that will take place this year to commemorate this important milestone. The vinyl release will be followed by a small nationwide tour, and in Carlow, Kíla will be joined on stage by Music Generation students for two songs. The long-awaited vinyl version of Kílas Tóg É Go Bog É will be released on May 10th. Tickets: €18/14 students

  • Title: MGC Gala Concert
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 29/05/2018, 19:30
  • Details: The 3rd series of Gala concerts hosted by Music Generation Carlow will showcase some of the talented participants from 8-18 years across the Music Generation Carlow programme. With performances by the Kildavin NS, Drumphea NS, Borris VS, ReelIG , Reelóg, BOOMBRASSTIC, MOUTHBOX, Suzuki Violins, Junior Rock School, Queen of the Universe NS, Garyhill NS and Carlow Regional Youth Services this concert is not to be missed! Tues 29th May, 7.30pm Tickets: €11

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 26/05/2018, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the center of Carlow Town and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh and local products. Explore the essence of beautiful Carlow town at the Farmers Market

  • Title: Journey in Time, the Archaeology of the Carlow By-pass
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 25/05/2018, 10:00
  • Details: The construction of the Carlow By-pass saw many archaeological treasures been excavated during the M9 Carlow By-pass construction. You will be struck by the similarities between ourselves and the people of the past. Our ancestors were able to feed, clothe and provide shelter for their families, but it was their skill and expertise that helped create the most beautiful handmade tools and crafts. So why not step back in time and experience how our ancestors lived. The exhibition is in association with the National Museum of Ireland and the National Roads Authority. Free Admission Telephone: 059-9131554 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: http://.carlowcountymuseumblog.wordpress.com/ Twitter:@CarlowCountyMus Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CarlowCountyMuseum/

  • Title: Carlow Castle 3D Model and Illustration on display
  • Venue: Reception Area Carlow County Council
  • Start Date/Time: 25/05/2018, 10:00
  • Details: Come view a 3D printed model and historical reconstruction illustration of Carlow Castle. Both the 3D model and illustration are based on the time period of the late 14th century when Carlow was the administrative Capital of Ireland. The 3D printed model of the castle was made by Industrial Design Students at IT Carlow. The illustration of the Castle & surrounding areas was undertaken by Uto Hogerzeil, historical reconstruction artist. Both were commissioned by Carlow Town Council in 2013 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the construction of Carlow Castle in 1213 AD. A free Carlow Castle brochure by Dr. Margaret Murphy, Carlow College is available to take away.

  • Title: St. Willibrord, Patron Saint of Luxembourg and his County Carlow Connection
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 25/05/2018, 10:00
  • Details: View this special exhibition that was featured on RTE television programme ‘Nationwide’ (view episode on the RTE Player, Monday 12th February). St. Willibrord, who was trained and ordained in county Carlow in the 7th century at the most important Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical settlement in Ireland. His connection has been celebrated in both Carlow and Luxembourg in June 2017. He is one of Europe’s most important saints, embarked on a mission to the continent from Carlow in AD 690 and this exhibition explores his enormous impact on the Netherlands, Germany & Luxembourg. Every year the town of Echternach, Luxembourg hosts an annual ‘hopping procession’, which has UNESCO World Heritage Status, in his honour. See a copy of St. Willibrord’s own hand writing, the oldest datable signature of an English person, written on a book from county Carlow. View samples of the beautiful manuscripts that were produced in Echternach. The method of making a manuscript is shown in detail, from producing the inks and the vellum to how the letters and designs were laid out. Telephone: 059-9131554 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: http://.carlowcountymuseumblog.wordpress.com/ Twitter:@CarlowCountyMus Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CarlowCountyMuseum/

  • Title: Visit St. Mary’s Church
  • Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Carlow town
  • Start Date/Time: 25/05/2018, 11:30
  • Details: Visit the historical St. Mary’s Church which has been at the centre of Carlow towns’ Church of Ireland community since the 17th century. The present church is the third church on the site, with the second built in the 18th century while the present church was completed in the 1830s, no doubt incorporating parts of the earlier churches. View the many memorials to local families including one to Thomas Gurly, great grandfather of George Bernard Shaw, Oscar and Nobel prize winning playwright. Weekday visiting by appointment only, Tel: 059 913 2565, Admission is free, donations welcome. Sunday worship at 10.45am; Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 10.30am followed a cuppa in the adjoining Church of Ireland Community House. For further information: Rev. David White, Tel: 059-9132565, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Open Thursday to Saturday from 11.30am to 5.00pm. Admission is free, donations welcome.

05 2018

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

24
May
2018

Need help finding your Polling Station?

Need help finding your Polling Station?

Click on the below link to find all the Polling Stations in County Monaghan. Search by Polling Station name, address or Eircode or alternatively zoom in on the County Monaghan Polling Stations and Electoral Areas map to your preferred location. Select the yellow dots for further info.


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Go to www.checktheregister.ie to verify that you are on the Register.

Polling Stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.




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