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16 of the most Roscommon things that have ever happened

H’on the Rossies.

1. When somebody had a bit of craic with Luke Ming Flanagan’s election poster in Ballaghaderreen

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2. When these services were available during the Roscommon races

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3. The time Chris O’Dowd was given the freedom of the county

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And quipped: “what we lack in clean water we make up for in dirty jokes.”

4. The time this headline warned of a very Roscommon crime spree

5. When this urgent sign was erected

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We’ll never know the fate of the Roscommon banjo.

6. When a supporter lost a “good jumper” after a county match

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7. And they went to great lengths to return it to its rightful owner

It was a good jumper, in fairness.

8. When Kilronan Castle hotel found a lost teddy bear and treated it like royalty


9. That time Boyle went back to the 90s for Paddy’s Day in Moone Boy

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10. When Tesco Roscommon had interesting advice for its customers

11. When this sheep racing course was built at the lamb festival

12. The famous Adopt-A-Road campaign in the county that saw these signs up all over the place

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A road is for life, not just for Christmas.

13. When a 20 minute traffic jam was caused by these culprits

14. The time these speed signs were only a little bit confusing

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15. When this excellent landscaping company was spotted in the town

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16. And finally… when this was the grand prize last year in the Castlerea mart

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