Roscommon Town

  • There are reports of black ice on roads across the region this morning.

    Roads are especially bad on the N5 at the turnoff for Swinford and also the turnoff for Ballaghadereeen. Ballaghaderreen town is also described as very dangerous this morning.

    Icy conditions are also reported in Roscommon town.

    Gardai in Belmullet say that roads in their area are slippery in some spots following rainfall this morning.

  • Roscommon Gardaí are investigating an attempted break-in at Lidl on the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon town in the early hours of last Sunday morning.


    Considerable damage was done to the store’s alarm system and it’s likely that those involved were disturbed by Gardaí responding to the alarm.


    Midwest News understands that Roscommon Gardai responded to an initial panic alarm and deemed the area okay.


    Fifteen minutes later Gardai responded to a second alarm at the premises and discovered that intruders had forced entry to a plant room around the back of the store.


    Considerable damage was caused to alarm panels and electrics in the room, but no entry was made into the main store area.


    Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area from approximately 3.30 am to 4 am on Sunday morning to contact them at Roscommon Garda Station on 090-6638300.


    Gardai believe that the intruders may have parked along the main road.


    They are particularly interested in speaking to taxi drivers or other motorists who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

  • The sod will be turned on the new Roscommon hospice next month.

    The eight suite centre will be developed on a site beside Hannon’s hotel in the town at an estimated cost of €6million.

    Chief Executive of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Martina Jennings addressed the monthly meeting of Roscommon County Council yesterday , and asked the local authority to allow road signs to be erected throughout the building phase to increase awareness of hospice services in the region.

    The date for the official sod turning is Fri, the 10th January, and speaking to Midwest News today Martina said it's hoped that construction of the new facility will get underway in February.

  • Work will begin in Roscommon Town next week to remove old lead pipes from the public water network, in order to provide a safer and more reliable water supply to the town.

    The work will get underway next Tuesday 3rd April, and will involve removing lead service connections along Castle Street and the Square in Roscommon Town.

    The old lead pipes, which are prone to leakage, will be replaced by modern plastic pipes.

    The work will be carried out by Roscommon County Council on behalf of Irish water and will take about eight weeks to complete.

    This may involve some short-term water shut offs, and Irish Water says the project team will ensure customers are given 48 hours prior notice to any planned water shut-offs.

    Temporary traffic management arrangements will also be put in place during the works.

  • Works will get underway early next month in Roscommon Town, to provide a more reliable water supply for businesses.

    Irish Water, working with Roscommon County Council, is will replace sections of problematic water mains in the county town, to reduce the frequency of bursts and improve water quality.

    The works will involve replacing over 860 metres of cast iron water mains with high-density plastic pipes and will take place along Goff Street, Athlone Road, Church St and Abbey Street.

    The works will start in early July and continue until October.

    Road closures will be in place during the improvement works, but will be limited to one section at a time to maintain traffic flow and minimise impact on customers.

    Irish Water says diversions will be clearly signposted.