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It’s Party Time!

The Christmas Party is on 30th November at 8pm in the Community Centre. You know the drill – buffet supper, tea and coffee, music, bring your own glasses and refreshments. Ten euro per person and you’ll get a ticket for the raffle too! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting old friends and …

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The Community Newsletter

At a recent meeting of the Lisacul Development committee, ways of talking to people in Lisacul came up. We have our Facebook page, our Twitter account, and the notice board in front of the Community Centre, but what about people who don’t do social media or who can’t get out to the Community Centre? How …

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Things to do in Autumn

Roscommon County Council have launched a list of things to do in Autumn. It comes with a checklist so you can see how many things you can get done between now and the end of November. Here’s a story about the local area to start you all off. It comes from the 1938 School Essays …

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Pride of Place

We had our visit from the Pride of Place judges on Tuesday – right in the middle of the power cut – but thanks to locals and the CE team who rallied around with a portable gas cooker and a generator, we were able to carry on with the presentation and, most importantly, the refreshments …

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Children’s Burial Ground Walk

In a quiet and gently peaceful area of Silverfield lies the Children’s Burial Ground, known locally as Calvary. Anyone familiar with the New Testament will understand the profound sadness and pain that that name conveys. How the area came into being, the place it occupies in the hearts of those most familiar with it, and  …

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Alan O’Dowd Benefice

Visitors to the Resource Centre in the Community Centre over the past few months may have noticed some new additions. As well as a fantastic kitchen makeover, giving us some much needed storage space, the New Hall has filled up with additional tables and chairs, and the new presses are heaving with useful kitchen equipment. …

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Love Knots Reviewed

This year, the Lisacul Players came together for their fourth annual production, a truly hilarious performance of Jimmy Keary’s Three Act Comedy, Love Knots. The Players have proven that they have a definite affinity for comedy – between the antics of Larry Casey (Tom Coppinger) and Eddie O’Donnell (Mick McCarthy), and the relatable interfering of …

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All good clean fun

The Active Age group are busy preparing for their Bealtaine competition. They got in a bit of a lather while learning how to make felt. Let soap it will all come out in the wash.

Community Games

Roscommon County Community Games Development Officer is facilitating a meeting on Thursday March 28th at 8.00pm in Lisacul Community Centre to assist us organise Community Games in the Loughglynn/Lisacul/Gorthaganny Area. Community Games offers FORTY different sporting and cultural activities to children from the age of 6 years to 16 years. The games are child-centred and …

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What we did in 2018

Lisacul Community Development held their AGM on 20th February and presented a report on activities for 2018. The report uses the broad headings from the Memorandum and Articles of Association so that we can measure ourselves against our objectives. If you think you can help us improve our performance in any of the areas listed …

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