The sunny weather brought lots of visitors to many of Roscrea’s fantastic heritage sites on Sunday last to celebrate the start of “national Heritage Week”. The visitors were admitted free to Roscrea Castle and the Damer House complex where they were treated to a traditional seisiún on the Castle Lawn by members of Roscrea Comhaltas. Visitors to Roscrea on Sunday last also enjoyed guided tours of Roscrea Castle, Damer House and The Black Mills.
Pictured at the launch of National Heritage Week at the Castle Complex in Roscrea on Sunday last were Anthony, Mairead and Eileen O’Connor.
Roscrea Historian George Cunningham gave an illustrated talk on the heritage of local books both antiquarian and modern in Damer House, Roscrea on Sunday last to celebrate the start of National Heritage Week. George is pictured here with fellow historians, head guide for Roscrea Heritage Daphne Hastings and some of the many visitors that enjoyed the opening of heritage Week in Roscrea.
Mary Arrigan, Emmet Arrigan, Breda Sullivan, Imelda Matthews, George Cunningham, Daphne Hastings, and Willie Hayes
Members of Roscrea Comhaltas were delighted to attend the launch of heritage Week in Roscrea on Sunday last. Back Row L/R Aoife O’Grady and Daphne Hastings.
Front Row L/R:
Colin Brussels, Emer Guinan, Lisa Ryan and Dermot Ryan.
As part of the day’s events the acclaimed Roscrea historian George Cunningham gave an illustrated talk on the heritage of local books both antiquarian and modern. Over one hundred books and archival items were also on display much to the delight of the audience. The talk ranged from most of the known examples of works by and about Roscrea authors to little known items such as the Sale of Roscrea in 1858. The illustrated talk took place in the newly refurbished Damer Annexe and Senior Guide at Roscrea Heritage, Daphne Hastings thanked all those that attended on behalf of the OPW who hosted the event.
For more information on Roscrea heritage check out the relaunched history section on local website www.roscreaonline.com.