Breakout for Hospice


BREAKOUT FOR HOSPICE takes place this coming Saturday, 20th April. This is going to be a magnificent day with something for the whole family. Check out the full schedule of events below. And remember, all proceeds raised on the day go directly to funding the building of the new Hospice in Roscommon.

09:30 – Castlerea parkrun & parkwalk.

The morning kickstarts at 9.30am with the weekly parkrun & parkwalk. This is a timed 5k suitable for all fitness levels – you can run, walk or jog at your own pace. You can register on Or for more information check out the Castlerea parkrun Facebook page at

11:00 – Charity Cycle 120k/70k/15k Route options.

There are 3 routes on the day – 120km & 70km starting at 11am, and a 15km family route starting at 2.30pm. Registration opens at 9am on the day in the Castlerea Enterprise Hub (F45 AC96 ). Prices are €30 for Cycling Ireland members and for non-Cycling Ireland members it is €35 for 120km and 70km route. 15km Family route is €20 for Cycling Ireland members and €25 for non-Cycling Ireland members. For more information or to register for the cycle click here:…

11:00 – Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at the Fairy Village in the Demesne. You can enter via The Square and the meeting point will be at the thatched cottage in the Fairy Village. Entry fee is €5 or there is a family ticket for €20. This is a fun event for all the family.

12:00 – Family Fun Day in The Hub & Somers Park

An exciting Family Fun Day with special guests the Garda Air Support Unit, Mounted Horse Unit and Canine Units. There will also be face painting with Fierce Fun Faces – Face Painting, a Go-Kart track, bouncy castles, BBQ plus lots more fun. Refreshments will be served in the Castlerea Enterprise Hub to all those participating in the cycle on their return. There will be a number of volunteers available on the day with collection buckets so please donate what you can.

19:00 – Charity Football Match

A novel GAA Football match which is taking place at 7pm in St. Kevin’s GAA pitch where members of An Garda Síochána will line out against members of the Irish Prison Service to see who will become the Breakout for Hospice 2019 Champions! Member of the Roscommon County Team will also be in attendance so its a great chance for young footballers to meet their heroes. There will be donation buckets at the gates on the way in to please give what you can.

21:30 – Social Event & Auction

To finish off this fantastic day there will be a social night and auction in Hesters Golden Eagle. There are some amazing items up for auction including:

  • Signed Connaught Rugby Jersey
  • Signed Ireland Rugby Jersey
  • Signed Manchester United Jersey
  • Signed Roscommon Jersey
  • Framed Manchester United Winning Champions League Jersey (1999) with players signatures on insert
  • Signed Shay Given Gloves from his final Ireland Game
  • A Berg Kart
  • Heavy Duty Picnic Bench made by Irish Prison Service

Plus they have some amazing raffle prizes on the night also. There will be music and finger food also. This is a night not to be missed.

If you have any queries you can contact Evan on 0873541440 or Tyrone on 0868277991. Check out on Facebook for further updates.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Our Annual Easter Hunt is taking place this coming Saturday, 20th April from 11am – 1pm. It takes place at the Fairy Village in the Demesne. Entry is €5 per child (Family €20) with all proceeds go to Break Out For Hospice. Each child will receive an Easter Egg upon completion. And if you still have energy after the hunt the Family Fun Day is kicking off down at The Hub from 12 noon with the Garda Helicopter, Canine and Horses, Go Kart Track, Facepainting, BBQ plus lots more fun.

Thank you to Patricia’s Montessori & After School Club and Castlerea Town Team for once again organising the event and to the Break Out For Hospice Committee for providing all the yummy Easter Eggs.

Pride of Place

County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2019

Roscommon County Council is currently inviting community groups across Roscommon to participate in the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2019. Pride of Place is a prestigious all island competition and recognises the vast wealth of community contribution to the local society and the creation of civic pride. Roscommon County Council will nominate one or more groups to the All Island Pride of Place Competition organised by Co Operation Ireland.

Application forms may be downloaded from Roscommon County Council’s website or may be obtained from the Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019.

Application forms sent by post should be addressed to: “County Roscommon Pride of Place 2019”, Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, F42 VR98 or by e-mail to with “County Roscommon Pride of Place 2019” in the subject line.

Kids Art/Craft Classes

Saturday Morning KIDS Art/Craft classes

At Willowbrook Glamping and Hideaways site. Kiltybranks, Ballaghaderreen.

This is a drop off class, where you can drop off your young artist and return 1 hour later or you can stay and enjoy a tea/coffee in the communal kitchen area.

During the class we will get arty/messy/noisy playing with colour, drawing, building and having a great time. Children should wear something that they don’t mind getting dirty!

The arts facilitator is Tuesday Whitfield who has over 5 years experience teaching art / craft.
-Price €10
-For ages 4 – 12yrs
-11am – 12noon Saturday mornings
-Contact Tuesday Whitfield – 0949861307 or 087 330 4397 for more info. Address:
Willowbrook Glamping and Hideaways site Kiltybranks,
Eirecode: F45YE27

5 mins from Ballaghaderreen – 15 mins from Castlerea

Get Into Golf 2019

Get into Golf 2019
Castlerea Golf Club is running an adult Get into Golf Programme aimed at the starter/improver golfer. It is focused on a fun and sociable introduction to golf for adults who want to try it out. .For only €50 – 6 lessons by PGA Professional. Equipment supplied on loan if necessary.
Starting Friday 5th April at 7pm and continuing every Thursday evening
For further information – Call/Text Paul 0873515991

Taking Control Workshop

Castlerea Community & Family Resource Centre is hosting a Taking Control Workshop on December, 11th in the Trinity Arts Centre. Face challenges, identify coping strategies and start 2019 with new goals. Booking essential. Contact Aisling on 0864615537 or email

Car Boot Sale

🎅🎅🎅Christmas Car Boot Sale🎅🎅🎅
in The Hub Castlerea on the 2nd of December 8am – 1.30pm, €15 indoors ☃️🎄
Please contact Helen on 086 3081178 or
Anne on 086 3507490