The 27th People of the Year Awards 2013 will be presented at the Abbey Hall on Tuesday the 14th of January 2014 commencing with a comhaltas concert at 7.30pm , followed by an illustrated presentation on today and yester year in Roscrea and then the usual presentation of books. The awards are sponsored by Super Valu with associated sponsorship from Frank C. Murray Construction, Michael Fogarty of Rocktop Asset Management and Roscrea Heritage Society.
This year will be significant as the editor of Roscrea People will present the 50,000th book on the evening.
The formal presentation of the Awards follows:
The 2013 Award Winners are:
• The founders and organisers of Pieta House, Ballyhall, Roscrea for a truly magnificent achievement
• Roscrea Ramblers for remarkable and outstanding social occasions, giving new joy to so many
• Theresa Larkin for her great community spirit and her tireless efforts, through her musical talents, to raise funds for charity
• Frankie Bergin for a lifetime of service to Roscrea, particularly as organist at St Cronan’s RC and musical director of RMS for well over forty years.
• Roscrea Young person of the Year, Sophie Rowland, Sheehane winner of a National Child of Courage award.
• The Roscrea Heritage Award (sponsored by RHS): Joan Murray, motivator of the annual St Cronan’s Feast Day celebrations, prime mover of the CD, The 31 Wonders of Roscrea, and director of Roscrea Community Choir.
• Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Senior Camogie Team, All-Ireland Champions
Admission to the awards evening is by voluntary donation in aid of Roscrea People projects at St Cronan’s Centre Grange and its outlying houses. Catering at the close of the formalities is by Gala Mulrooney Catering. The Award Certificates and booklet are printed by Walsh printers, and the certificates are gratuitously sponsored and prepared by Redmonds Photographers. Sound and vision generously provided by Ger O’Meara. Abbey Hall facilities graciously given by the Abbey Community Hall directors. All welcome.