A plaque to commemorate the 38 years of service in secondary education of Roscrea CBS, 1961-1999, was erected recently by kind permission on the school building, now Roscrea Education Centre. The erection of the plaque was met from the proceeds of Lest We Forget: A Roscrea CBS Anthology by Liam Doran, published in September 2011. A similar plaque was erected last year at St.Cronan's Church.The plaque was blessed by Very Rev.Tom Corbett,P.P.Rev.Bro.Jim Donovan, former Superior of the school, and Bro.Pat Madigan, former teacher, attended, with former teachers and past students. Also in attendance were Antoinette Coffey, A.E.O. North Tipperary VEC, and Ester Mackey, Co Ordinator, Roscrea Education Centre. Speaking on the day Bro. Donovan recalled the importance of the C.B.S in Roscrea and the great role that the school played in educating students over it’s forty year history. Former Principal Steve Crofton fondly recalled the teachers and students that passed through the school’s doors and he thanked the Christian Brothers for their great legacy to the town.
Brother Madigan, Joe Hanrahan, Brian King, Seamus Costello, Patsy Treacy, Liam Doran, Steve Crofton, Michael Loughnane, Esther Mackey (Adult Education Centre), Pat Sheedy, Antionette Coffey (Adult Education Centre), Brother Donovan, Fr. Tom Corbett, Larry Ruane, Michael Maunsell, William Malone and John Lupton
Bro Donovan meets former pupils Liam Doran, Patsy Treacy and John Lupton