Santa Claus, Brian King, Cllr Michael Smith, Siobhan Moloney, Deirdre Hogan and Tracy Hynes. The Credit Union were proud sponsors of the event.
The recent “Taste Of Roscrea” festival has been heralded as a wonderful success. At the recent monthly meeting of Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce, President Seamus Browne praised the wonderful effort of the organising committee and the positive impact that the festival had upon the town of Roscrea. The Chamber Secretary Brian King said that Michael Smith, Paul Fogarty and Theresa Lawless had shown great commitment over the past number of months and delivered an event which has the capacity to grow and grow and become a major annual event for the town
The Convent National school were delighted to be part of the “Taste Of Roscrea” festival.
The committee thanked all the sponsors this week and said that they were thrilled with the success of the event which got underway on Thursday last in miserable weather. The rain however failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the community and a capacity crowd gathered for the evening fashion show the proceeds of which were in aid of Corville National School. Santa Claus sponsored by Roscrea Credit Union was also out and about and families took the opportunity to have photos taken with Santa and he’s two credit union elves in the majestic surrounds of Roscrea Castle.
On Friday the weather was much more seasonal and crowds gathered early in the castle courtyard. The courtyard and the streets of Roscrea were a hive of activity as Christmas carols rang out throughout the town and people scurried from the castle grounds to the local shops and vice versa throughout the day. There were market stalls on every available inch of space on the grounds and the atmosphere was full of festive cheer. That evening a gospel choir performed in aid of Hospice and once again crowds thronged the main marquee for a most entertaining event.
Pictured are just some of the parents and students of Corville National school that participated in the “Taste Of Roscrea” festival
Memories of the great old tradition of shopping on the 8th of December were brought back to life on the Saturday as thousands visited Roscrea to get a taste of the festival. Saturday evening was equally as successful as hundreds gathered for a cookery demonstration by Kevin Dundon. Sunday was equally as busy and most of the traders were delighted with the response from the public.
Overall the “Taste Of Roscrea” was a great success. The festival achieved many objectives. It provided an outlet for local people to sample some early Christmas atmosphere while at the same time supporting local traders. The event also helped showcase the magnificent Castle Complex and most importantly helped showcase Roscrea, it’s attractions and great variety of local retailers. Well done everyone and here’s looking to bigger and better in 2013.
The Theresa Larkin School of Music was one of the big attractions at the “Taste Of Roscrea” festival.
Corville National School played a major part in the success of the “Taste Of Roscrea” festival. Apart from their Carol Singing the school also hosted a fashion show which was a great success.