Roscommon County Council launch of Bin your Gum campaign earlier this week at C & L plex, Roscommon
Great to see Ruth Scott at the event.
She was a super MC at the Anti-Litter Cinema Campaign on the day. .
Roscommon Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Project Part 8 now on public display in Aras an Chontae, Roscommon. And the public are invited to make submissions.
This is an exciting plan for Roscommon Town with initial funding of €750,000 awarded to the project. It will see the development of a pedestrianized area to the east of the Town Centre (to the left of Market square as you look up Main Street) and an increase in the number of one hour parking spaces to free up the Free parking. The idea is to rejuvenate the County town, enhance the streetscape and to improve the experience for locals and visitors alike. This is an ambitious project that will increase footfall and economic turnover in the town, making Roscommon a destination town in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands
Wellies on this morning for the Lough Ree International Pike Angling Classic 2019 launch this morning at Killnacarrow, Ballyleague where there is great work ongoing to develop the fishing area. Angling tourism offers massive potential for County Roscommon in Ireland's HiddenHeartlands.com
Great work by LoughRee Lanesborough Angling Hub and Great involvement by Camlin and District Anglers.
Thanks to Roscommon County Council for investment in upgrade of road down to Kilnacarrow...and John Mockler Roscommon MD Coordinator.
Photo credit Brigid Mullooly ...photo from loughree lanesborough Angling Hub.
Cllr. Leyden welcomes Ireland’s Largest Fast Charger for EVs to be installed at Casey’s Circle K, Roscommon
I am delighted that Roscommon, the County Town will have the largest fast Charger for Electric Vehicles in the Country (80 kw) installed at Casey’s Circle K Roscommon in May 2019.
Well done to Jim McCausland, Manager Casey’s Circle K and Peter, Jim and the Casey Family for their foresight in bringing this EV Fast Charger to Town.
This is great for people with EV cars in the area and it is fantastic for promoting more visits to Roscommon by addressing the EV fast charging black spot. The fast charging point will put Roscommon Town back on the map for people with EV cars planning weekends away in Ireland etc. Jim’s determination in getting the EV Fast Charger unit installed before the Summer 2019 Tourism season is truly commendable. Jim, who is Chairperson of the County Roscommon Tourism forum is acutely aware of how this practical measure will improve visitor numbers to the County.
Casey’s Circle K is being proactive and putting the necessary infrastructure in place that will see Electric vehicles fully charged in half an hour. They are also playing an important role in encouraging more people to opt for Electric Vehicles by improving the supporting infrastructure, thus helping the environment.
I am disappointed that we are still waiting on Government to invest in the network of fast charging points in the Country and heartened that a local business is taking the initiative and showing their commitment to the area.
I would also like to thank John Mockler, Roscommon Municipal District Coordinator again for his assistance in improving the visibility of the standard (slow charging) EV charging areas in Roscommon Town with green marking thus making it easier for people with electric cars to charge their vehicles without obstruction.
The Community Foundation for Ireland: Older Persons’ Fund is now Open.
Closing Date: Thursday, 14th March 2019 (4.30 p.m.)
This is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities.
The Fund builds on their long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities. They have invested over €1m in this area to date.
This year they have the following two categories that you may apply for a grant under:
Inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles – Grants of up to €7,500 will be available to organisations working towards inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles
Supporting older peoples’ voices at local & national level – Grants of up to €7,500 will available to organisations working towards supporting older peoples’ engagement in advocacy.
The deadline for applications will be strictly 4.30 p.m on Thursday 14th March 2019.
Roscommon County Council is offering Free Food Waste Audits to Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes.
The Food Waste Audits will be conducted by Profitwatch who are industry experts. It is a simple and effective process that puts net cash back into your business. This service would normally cost over €1000!!! Please contact Suzanne at 0906637268 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details".
The Roscommon Stroke Support Group meet every Tuesday in Hannons Hotel from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Fantastic support - contact Martina Greene, Stroke Support Group Co-ordinator for more information: Mobile: 087 6057696; Email: email@example.com