• Concerns have been raised about people using the Demesne in Castlerea for drinking, and leaving bottles and cans behind in the park.

    While there are bylaws in place prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in the Demesne, a small minority of people are ignoring the laws, according to Castlerea-based Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice, who also believes the bylaws need to be enforced.

    The Demesne is a very popular location in the town for people of all ages, and Councillor Fitzmaurice is appealing to people not to use the park for drinking parties.


  • A new playground and carpark can go ahead at the Demesne in Castlerea, after Roscommon County Councilors passed the part 8 planning permission.

    The project will mean a refurbished playground for the town, and a new carpark that can be used by people attending both the playground and the public swimming pool.

    Locally-based business Harmac Medical has given a large donation towards new playground equipment.

    Castlerea-based Fianna Fail Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice is hopeful the project can get up and running before the swimming pool opens for the Summer season.

    He says the development will greatly enhance amenities in the town.