Roscrea Heritage & Walking Festival
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Roscrea will this year for the first time run a heritage and walking Festival. Organised and run by the Roscrea Trail Blazers the festival will commence on Saturday the 7th of June.
Roscrea will this year for the first time run a heritage and walking Festival. Organised and run by the Roscrea Trail Blazers the festival will commence on Saturday the 7th of June. The walks that form part of the festival are for every level and range from the gentle stroll around Glasderry Lake to the more energetic Obama Trail from near Moneygall over the Devils Bit. All walks will be led by local people who will show you parts of Roscrea that most of us rarely get to see. Each walk will also include a talk about the rich heritage that one of Ireland’s oldest towns has to offer.
Pictured at the launch of the first Roscrea Heritage and Walking Festival are members of Roscrea Credit Union and Tesco who are sponsors of the event, together with Cathal McNicholas the co-ordinator.
Cathal McNicholas (Event Co-Ordinator), Tracy Hynes (Youth Officer, RCU), Louis Cooley (Director, RCU), Brian King (Manager, RCU), Mairead Ramsbottom (Tesco), Dick Conroy (Director RCU), Liam Phelan (Vice Chairman, RCU)
Lead organiser, Cathal Mc Nicholas said this week that he was really looking forward to what promises to be a great weekend. Cathal spoke at length about the great work that has gone into making the first heritage walking festival in Roscrea a reality. Cathal pointed out that the organisers in particular want to encourage the young and more senior members within our community to join us on our walks. Cathal was also grateful for the support of local sponsors including Roscrea Credit Union, Tesco’s and Mulrooneys Gala. Cathal said that without their generous support and funding the festival would never have got of the ground.
Manager of Roscrea Credit Union and Chairman of the Roscrea Enhancement Group, Brian King congratulated Cathal and his committee on bringing this project to fruition. Brian king said that the credit union had got behind the project at the later end of last year and were delighted to see the project coming together. From a town enhancement point of view, Brian King said that projects like this are exactly what the Enhancement Committee love to see happening. Brian king said the project is a perfect example of local people demonstrating great leadership to make something really positive happen that will be of enormous benefit to the local community and hopefully in time will become a major annual event that will also be of a major benefit to the local economy.
Registration for each walk will take place at the Scouts Hall, Roscrea, where refreshment will be served after each walk takes place. The festival promises to be a most enjoyable experience, and all participants are guaranteed a great welcome.
For any questions involving any of the walks you can contact Cathal Mc Nicholas on 0505 24845, Mobile 086 3399193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org