Roscommon News

Why today is the unluckiest day of the year

  Ever heard of Whit Sunday? Often known as Pentecost Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter happens to fall on May 31st — today! Maybe you’ve heard stories from your grandparents where tradition dictated that Irish people should not venture...

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Travel restrictions could be scrapped earlier than planned

  The Government is considering scrapping the Covid-19 travel restriction three weeks earlier than planned. Other measures like the re-opening...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 10:12am Read More

Support remains high for Fine Gael

A new opinion poll shows support for Fine Gael has remained high during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Red C poll...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 10:01am Read More

Physical DanFest will be phenomenal

The organisers of DanFest, a concert in memory of Boyle man Daniel Sheridan, have thanked everyone who tuned into the...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 9:44am Read More

Grandmother pens letter to grandchild she has yet to hold

A grandmother has penned a letter to her newest grandchild that she has yet to hold because of coronavirus restrictions....

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 9:23am Read More

Costa del Roscommon tops temperature charts once more

For the second time in three days, Roscommon is officially the warmest place in Ireland. Met Eireann has confirmed that...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 8:28am Read More

Cox gets behind Global Rossie Day

  Roscommon senior footballer  Conor Cox gets behind the Global Rossie Day Campaign. Conor has made a real difference in...

Saturday, 30/05/20 - 9:55pm Read More

Inquiries urged into why nursing homes were so badly affected by Coronavirus crisis

    Appropriate inquiries into the reasons why nursing care facilities were so badly affected by the Coronavirus crisis have...

Saturday, 30/05/20 - 9:35pm Read More

Community group angered over ‘disrespect’ for Errit Lodge facilities

Damage to fencing at Errit Lodge facilities and widespread litter issues have angered the Gorthaganny Community Development group whose members...

Saturday, 30/05/20 - 9:07pm Read More

One additional Covid-19 case reported in Roscommon

One additional case of Covid-19 was reported in Roscommon on Saturday evening, bringing the total number up to 321 since...

Saturday, 30/05/20 - 5:57pm Read More

National News

Poll: Support for Fine Gael remains high during Covid-19 crisis

A new opinion poll shows support for Fine Gael has remained high during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Red C poll for the Business Post has the party in the top spot on 35%, unchanged since the last survey. Sinn Féin’s...

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Government considering scrapping coronavirus travel restrictions three weeks early

Pic: Eddie O’Hare The Government is considering scrapping the Covid-19 travel restriction three weeks earlier than planned. Other measures like...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:50am Read More

Thousands of tonnes of water dumped on Kildare wildfires threatening explosives factory

Air Corps helicopters have dumped thousands of tonnes of water on wildfires in north Kildare, which had threatened an explosives...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:40am Read More

Three in custody following seizure of 8 million cigarettes in Armagh

Three men remain in custody this morning after eight million cigarettes were found in a container in south Armagh. Tobacco...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:30am Read More

‘Significant fire’ at Dublin industrial estate put out after gas main ruptures

Dublin Fire Brigade has managed to put out a blaze at an industrial estate in the southwest of Dublin city....

Saturday, 30/05/20 - 9:55pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Rossies featured on GAA’s highlights reel

    Roscommon Herald columnist Canon Liam Devine took great delight in seeing two famous Roscommon victories being featured nationally recently… Roscommon’s football followers got a welcome boost last weekend when highlights of the 2017 Connacht final victory over Galway...

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An inspirational priest who gave great leadership

The death occurred of Rev. Fr. Brendan Dunning SMA, Clonown, Athlone, County Roscommon and former curate in the Caltra/Ahascragh parish,...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 8:58am Read More

Hard to argue with Hannelly’s All-Stars

  By Tony Conboy Since I was slow out of the traps with a team from recent times, I was...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 8:00am Read More

Life without sport is tough to take

  Roscommon Herald columnist and Shannonside FM Gaelic games commentator Willie Hegarty is passionate about his sport. To have it...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:30am Read More

The clean sheet specialist from 2006

By Ian Cooney Mark Miley buried his head in his hands. The latter stages in the biggest game of his...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:00am Read More

National Sport

Roscommon racecourse set to host the first Irish race meeting in months

Roscommon racecourse looks set to host the first race meeting in Ireland for nearly three months after it was announced yesterday by an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the sport would resume on June 8th, three weeks earlier than had been...

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How a horse named Coranna saved a Connacht village from starvation during the Famine

“It is said that Mr G. H. Moore, the Marquis of Waterford, and others of the friends of the owner...

Sunday, 19/04/20 - 8:52am Read More

GAA personalities react to their Easter eggs

Kevin Egan of the Roscommon Herald spoke to several GAA personalities this morning to get their thoughts on what Easter...

Sunday, 12/04/20 - 10:04am Read More

A dozen sporting memories, inspired by a Spring clean!

By Kevin Egan Okay folks, settle in and grab yourself a cup of tea, glass of wine, shot of tequila...

Thursday, 09/04/20 - 9:06am Read More

Roscommon Herald Sports Crossword 2020

It’s the weekend, not that that makes much difference these days. Normally this would be the time of the week...

Saturday, 04/04/20 - 11:00am Read More