Castlerea fire station

  • Castlerea Fire Station looks set to reopen later this year.

    The Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council Eugene Cummins told councillors at yesterday's monthly meeting of the authority that he was fully committed to reopening the fire station in Castlerea during 2019.

    The fire station has been closed for over two years, with cover being provided by fire crews in Ballaghadereen, Roscommon and Ballyhaunis.

    Training is underway for firemen attached to the Castlerea station, according to local Fianna Fail Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice, who has welcomed the commitment to reopen the station this year.

  • Deputy Eugene Murphy has made a fresh appeal to the CEO of Roscommon County Council to reopen Castlerea fire station as soon as possible following a narrow escape for a Castlerea couple when a fire broke out in a shed at the rear of their home recently.

    The Fianna Fail TD for Roscommon/Galway told Midwest News today that he has received numerous calls and queries from frustrated members of the public in the Castlerea area who are growing increasingly concerned about the lack of a fire service.

    The deputy says he has been informed by the County Manager, Eugene Cummins that a number of people are about to commence training for the service and will be designated to the Castlerea area and having discussed the matter recently with the county manager, he says he is  hopeful that the fire service could re-open in Castlerea by the end of the year or early 2019.