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A Positive Future For The Town Of Roscrea
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Although two years old this letter which first appeared on this website two years ago and is every bit as relevant today as it was in 2014. The letter is re-submitted this week upon requests from visitors to the website who were familiar with the letter and were not happy at some media coverage about Roscrea earlier this week.

This week, (August 2014) Roscrea resident Brian King wrote to the editors of the local papers highlighting the many positives that Roscrea has to offer.  The following is the full unedited text of that letter.

To:        Editors of all local newspapers
Brian King
August 2014:
Re:        The many positives that Roscrea and it’s surrounds has to offer.

Dear Editor,

I am a proud Roscrea person.  I grew up in Roscrea, I live in Roscrea, I work in Roscrea and despite all the negative publicity that my town has endured in recent times, I continue to have great belief in the town of Roscrea, the people of Roscrea and the future of Roscrea.

Roscrea has problems, many problems and they have been well documented, particularly in recent weeks.  I accept these problems and they must be dealt with. That said we must not forget that Roscrea is full of many vibrant clubs and organisations that deserve a positive portrayal particularly at this time. 

Before writing about the positive aspects of Roscrea which this letter is predominantly about I would state that whatever resources are needed to combat drug abuse, rid our beautiful town of drug dealers and their suppliers must be put in place.  We must also focus on providing help and assistance to those who need it the most and again resources must be provided to achieve this aim.  As for jobs and sustainable employment, Roscrea has become far too dependent on it’s local retailers for employment.  My message to local councillors and prospective local councillors who knocked on my door between February and May this year was the same as every knock on the door I have received at election time since I was eligible to vote.  Roscrea needs jobs and it needs jobs now.  It is unacceptable that a fully serviced twenty six acre business lies idle at a time when we are crying out for jobs.  It is unacceptable that we still have not had found replacement industries to cover job losses in factories such as Offray, Antigen and Corporate Apparel.  It’s unacceptable that even though we are strategically located in what one would assume is a key location for centralisation and distribution activities, no major employer has banged on our doorstep for many years.  Our hinterland of fifteen miles encompasses a population of about 19,000 people and we have a rich heritage in pharmaceutical and food production.  At the most recent public meeting regarding some of the issues I touched on above, it was announced that negotiations were ongoing with Enterprise Ireland and the Head of Regions for the IDA.  Noel Coonan, Alan Kelly, Michael Lowry our own locally elected councillor Michael Smith and all councillors, politicians and stakeholders with a vested interest in Roscrea must apply whatever pressure necessary to ensure that arising from these negotiations, Roscrea takes a major step forward in reclaiming the jobs that have been lost over the past twenty years. 

As regards the many positives of our town. A good researcher over the past weeks would have easily concluded that the voluntary ethos in Roscrea is one of the strongest in the country and I will demonstrate this to you very clearly in this letter.  I will also demonstrate to you the vibrancy of the many local clubs and organisations that make up our community and the efforts they make to engage people and make life a little easier particularly in these very challenging times. 

Roscrea Tidy Towns for example has enjoyed years of success thanks to their efforts to make the town more attractive to live, work and visit.  The Tidy Towns volunteers work throughout the year with limited resources  to ensure that Roscrea, a heritage town and one of the oldest towns in Ireland, looks it’s best and says to our visitors that we are very proud of who we are and where we are from.

Is there a better Comhaltas organisation in the country that Roscrea Comhaltas?.  Possibly, but one would go a long way to find it.  This group has organised County fleadhs, Munster fleadhs and produced any amount of county, provincial, All-Ireland and world champions.  Like the Tidy Towns Committee, their doors are always open particularly to those of our younger generation.

Is there a more active and vibrant musical society in the country than Roscrea Musical Society.  Possibly, but again, one would go a long way to find one.  Every year this great group of local people come together in early January and work through the winter and spring months to produce a magical show that sells out for most of it’s seven nights in May.

The town is also blessed with some of the finest music schools and teachers in the country.  When you couple this with other great groups such as Roscrea Folk Group, Roscrea Community Choir, Roscrea Players, the list goes on, so don’t tell me “there is nothing to do in Roscrea”.

From a sporting perspective, one of the first landmarks you will meet as you approach Roscrea from the Dublin Road, is Roscrea Golf Club.  Is there a more picturesque looking golf club in the midlands?  Possibly, but I play a bit of golf and I can’t think of one.   The club also did great work to get new members involved this year, running beginners classes and other initiatives to help get people involved.
Roscrea Hurling Club (first ever winners of the All-Ireland club championship) Killavilla United, Roscrea United, Roscrea Athletics Club, Roscrea Rugby Club, Inane Rovers, Roscrea Badminton Club, Country Club Badminton Club, Roscrea Tennis Club, I could go on you know and I apologise to all those clubs I haven’t mentioned, are all active and all accessible to the people of Roscrea and it’s hinterland.   The work that goes on at underage level in these clubs in particular is quite staggering and deserves mention and applause.

Roscrea is also blessed to have two walking clubs.  One religiously sets out every Sunday morning on a expedition while the other sets of on a Thursday evening and delivers night time walks right throughout the winter.  Roscrea Cycling Club is a new initiative and I don’t want to mention many names in this letter for fear of offending anyone through their omittance but hats of to young Tim Hennessy from Monaincha, a young guy, still in college who got of his backside during the summer months and made something really positive happen for his town.  The cycling club engages not just the Sean Kelly’s! of this world but also families, young and old making it a cycling club for everyone.

Is there a finer looking leisure centre and swimming pool complex in the midlands than Roscrea Leisure Centre?  I’d doubt it.  The slide in particular is a huge attraction and to my knowledge the nearest slide in any complex near to Roscrea is Galway if you travel west or Tralee if you travel south.  As a frequent user of the facility it does amaze me and plenty of other users that not more local people are not members so I would suggest that the swimming pool company give this due consideration and perhaps as part of this review consider their pricing structure accordingly.  Other than this it’s a wonderful facility that also runs great classes and is a very positive attraction for our town.

Is there a town more stepped in local history than Roscrea?  Possibly, but what I do know is that Roscrea is rich in heritage and has a fascinating history.   Roscrea is one the oldest and most historic towns in Ireland. For thousands of years people have lived in the valley between the Slieve Bloom and the Devils bit mountains. The antiquities and monuments date as far back as the Stone Age and every succeeding age has left its own unique mark on the town and district.  The town is home to Monaincha the 31st “Wonder Of The World” and also home to the jewel in the crown for the town, the Castle Complex not to mention the recently restored Blackmills site, home of the ancient high cross.  There are many other fascinating places within a stone throw of the town that deserve a visit including the majestic surrounds of St Joseph’s Abbey which again prompts me to ask, is there a more picturesque and tranquil abbey to be found in the 32 counties? 

Roscrea was also home to people like Sergeant Marty Maher, the man who taught President Eisenhower to swim, and wrote a book called “Bringing Up The Brass” which prompted one of the world’s greatest ever Directors, John Ford to write a famous film called the “The Long Grey line” which mentioned Roscrea and stared Tyrone Power as  Marty Maher from Roscrea and Maureen O'Hara, his wife.  Marty is buried in West Point cemetery close to none other than one of America’s most famous soldiers, General George Armstrong Custer.  Roscrea was also home to Daisy Bates who did so much for the Aborigines in Australia and the town was also home to Jack Moyney who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in world war 1.  I was told recently that Web Ellis of “Rugby World Cup” fame was born close to Roscrea and I believe that apart from President Obama the town has links to several other American presidents which I am sure would be worth researching, documenting and popularising. 
A few lines in a letter can’t do justice to the town’s heritage so to conclude on this matter I would summarise by saying Roscrea is a town with a strong identity and a long and wonderful history full of intrigue and suspense.  Coupled with this, Roscrea is a proud town rich in culture and tradition.  Visitors are always welcome.  Be assured Roscrea won’t leave the inquisitive mind disappointed.  For more see www.roscreathroughtheages.org and/or www.roscreaonline.com.

Away from the culture, the sport, the history, the music and the recreation clubs that I have mentioned so far there is plenty more committees for people to get involved with and help out.  Roscrea Scout Troop for instance.  I would just ask people to make contact with any Scout Committee member who will easily inform you that the Roscrea Scout Troop is one of the most active in the country with a large membership and great facilities both in Roscrea and at their Mountain Base in Srahan.  Other committees include the Roscrea Beo committee who work tirelessly each year to help grow the August Festival that they have diligently committed themselves to.  “The Taste Of Roscrea Committee”.  What can we say.  For the past two years our town has been enriched with the festival.  Not only has the festival brought visitors to Roscrea but has also raised lots of money for local schools and charities. We also have  “Roscrea People” who organise the annual awards night and bring two very important historic conferences to Roscrea each year, The Roscrea Red Cross, The Roscrea SPCA, The Roscrea Bridge Club, Roscrea Pigeon Club, The recently established Roscrea Cardiac Responders, The Roscrea Mens Shed, “Bring A Cinema To Roscrea Committee”, Muintir Na Tiré, Irish Wheelchair Association, each one full of committed community people, making a massive difference to their town.  For the youth we can’t forget the great work done and that continues to be done each year by “Roscrea Youth Centre”.  How many towns can boast about a great facility such as the Kickback Café and fledging groups such as the kojo dojo.  For the senior citizens we have a vibrant and energetic “Roscrea Active Retirement Association”.  A flick through the papers particularly during the winter and you will easily see this for yourselves as they recapture great trips away and activities that they have recently participated in.

Is there a town in Ireland with a more active Lions Club than what we have in Roscrea?  Just think of the many great events that this great group of local people has hosted over the years to help raise funds.  St Vincent De Paul do unbelievable work in Roscrea and deserve great credit for opening their new Shop on Church Street.  R.C.D.C and Roscrea Chamber of Commerce do their best to represent the residents and the business community and like all clubs and organisations in this letter would love to see new members and existing members getting even more involved.  As would Roscrea Heritage Society who have played and will need to play a continued role in developing the enormous tourism potential we have on our door step here in Roscrea.  And as for tourism in general it is of course most disappointing and a source of deep concern that we have no hotel open in our town centre.  Hopefully something in this regard will happen soon but we should not forget that we do have a hotel on the Dublin road, Racket Hall trying extremely hard to bring more people to their hotel and to the town.  In the past few years they have done Trojan work to establish the hotel as one of leading weekend entertainment venues in the midlands.  Coupled with that we have the Sli Dala a wonderful B&B not to mention Stremstown Caravan Park, Monaincha B&B, Balalghmore B&B  and of course the White House in the town centre.  I know from various groups I am part of that some initiatives are possibly in the pipeline that would have the potential to serious increase the number of visitors to the town.  Many of these initiatives will be very much dependant upon local authority support.  In this regard I would mention Joe McGrath the County Manager.  In my experience his approach to Roscrea is refreshing and I know he will give initiatives such as the Roscrea Enhancement Plan every support particularly when it comes to the bigger projects such as reinvigorating our town centre.

As for the estates in the town, many are making Trojan efforts to engage their local community and the broader community of the town itself.  Some received negative publicity recently but if we take for example Kennedy Park.  Look at the amount of events that are organised each year as part of the estate.  In the last few months alone I can recall a Christmas event, a family sports day, a 50th anniversary celebration and on August 31st this year they will host what promises to be a most entertaining family sports day.  I grew up in Ashbury.  It’s an area just out of town rich in history, rich in tradition and rich in characters both past and present many of whom served both their town and country.  I’m proud to say I once lived in the company of those great people and it’s great to see this community coming together as it is in Glen Glás, Chapel Lane etc where you will find some of the finest and most committed community people that you are ever likely to meet.

I haven’t even mentioned the many groups in the town that come together regularly and raise thousands of euros for local and national charities.  I haven’t mentioned service organisations such as St Cronan’s and St Anne’s who do such great work, I haven’t yet mentioned PIETA House, Roscrea 2000, the local schools and all the businesses who do provide employment and believe me the list could go on and my sincerest apologies to anyone I have left out.

I would conclude by congratulating Derek, Mike and all those involved in organising the recent public meetings.  They deserve great credit for their courage as does all those who supported the meetings.  I have no doubt that their great work will pay dividends.  In the midst of their great work we must not forget all the positives around us.  Of course we need jobs, we want to see a thriving town centre, we want our hotel back, we want extra amenities like a cinema, perhaps a bowling alley and so much more, but we should also focus on the positives.  All the clubs and organisations I have listed above would surely welcome anyone with open arms to join them.  I know there are some where obviously a monetary cost is involved which makes access difficult for those struggling in their daily lives but there are plenty of organisations listed above that just require help and what more positive way to enrich your life than by helping and giving back something to others and the community that you are a part of.
I love my town, I love it’s hinterland and I love the spirit of it’s people. I will be forever grateful to people like my grandfather Tony McEvoy and former teacher Brendan Carmody who instilled in me at a very early age a pride in who I was and where I am from.   Our town has stood up for itself and shouted “no”, it’s now time for those that can make things happen to say “yes”.  Yes to jobs, yes to more resources, yes to more amenities and yes to giving us all hope at a time when our town now needs it most.

Brian king
Co.  Tipperary


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Deputy Leader Of The Labour Party Comes To Roscrea
Irish Sports Legends Set For Roscrea:
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St Patrick’s Day Parade
Irish Sporting Legends Spend An Afternoon In Roscrea
End Of An Era As Liam Bids Farewell
Roscrea Blackmills site official opening
Maximise Your SSIS
Slieve Bloom Walking Club
Shinrone Golf Classic/Rourkes Ramblers
Ashbury Residents Evening
Roscrea Youth Club
Roscrea 2000 LTD Annual Presentation Evening
Cnoc Mhuire Pride Of Place Project
Book Launch For Corville School’s 140th Year:
Roscrea Athletes Face Gruelling Challenge
Tipperary Now part Of “The Life & Lore Series”
Pat Coffey Retirement
Werner Brings The Past Back To life
Roscrea Athletes Face Gruelling Challenge:
The Legacy Of Ballyquaid Passed On:
International Show Hits Roscrea
Free Puppet Theatre This Friday!
Tipp Duo To Summit Kilimanjaro For Threshold
Civil Defense Open New Headquarters In Roscrea
Charity Concert
New Roscrea Signs Show the Way
Mrs Eileen Ryan Railway view, Roscrea celebrating her 100th
Roscrea Conference Goes From Strength To Strength
Roscrea Community Choir Stage Memorable Performance
Stars In Their Eyes 2006
Ground breaking research presented at the 39th Roscrea
A Night to Remember For Roscrea Community Choir
Business Watch Scheme Re-Launched In Roscrea:
Roscrea “lights Up” For Christmas
Roscrea Credit Union Invites Santa to Local National Schools
Roscrea People Night 2006
Ashbury Youth Group “Live from Bethlehem”
AGM 2006
Muiris Ó Cinnéide 1927 – 2006
Gallery Of Recent Events In Roscrea & Surrounds
Roscrea St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2007
Credit Union Battle Of The Bands
The closure of Roscrea Post Office is not on the cards
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2007
Dromakeenan Walking On Sunshine
Mini Pops Stars In Their Eyes
Roscrea Spring Conference 2007
Roscrea Credit Union’s latest Cash Draw
Momentous weekend at Mount St Joseph
Roscrea Community Choir
Roscrea Credit Union Launch Major GAA Sponsorship
Proud Centenary Celebrations at Roscrea Bacon Factory
Road To China “A Wonderful Success”
St Anne’s Annual Golf Classic 2007
St Cronan’s Raise Another Green Flag
Roscrea Credit Union Offer Major Incentive to Local Resident
NIPA have their first Pigeon Race of the New Season!
Mick Galwey Attends Roscrea Chamber Lunch
Lions Club of Roscrea Charity Fund Raising
Credit Union “Summer Fest” Set To Light Up Roscrea…….
Great Success For Credit Union Summer Fest:
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Dunnes Stores Jobs Boost For Roscrea
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Roscrea Youth Club Celebrate Another Great Year:
Great Future For The Town Of Roscrea
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Telethon 07 Launched In Roscrea:
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Lions Club Review
Harlem Gospel Choir Set For Roscrea
Roscrea Represented at National Exhibition:
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National Writer’s Award for Scoil Iosef Noafa, Corville
Roscrea Golf Club’s Captains Dinner
Roscrea People Launch:
Great Reception For “A Year In The Red”
Local Nun Honoured For Sixty Years Service
Tree Planting Project
Christmas In Roscrea
Roscrea Swimming Pool To Commence on February 4th 2008.
Great Success For Roscrea Awards Night
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2008
Battle Of The Bands Part II
Music From The Mountain
42nd Roscrea Conference A Great Success:
Great Success For Roscrea Musical Society
Seamus Doran CD
Credit Union Spring Cash Draw
Great Success For Roscrea Boxing Club
Official Opening Of The New Premises Of Roscrea Youthreach
Get Composting - Free workshop in Roscrea May 8th
Dean Maxwell Community Members Thank Ciaran MacNioclais
Great Variety Concert Planned For Roscrea
Roscrea Cancer Awareness
Pink Party
Roscrea Youth Centre News
6th Class Students Receive Certificates
Lismackin Celebrate Third Green Flag
St Anne’s Service Annual Golf Classic
Roscrea Embark Upon Fairtrade Campaign
Coolderry Central School Commemorative Book
Roscrea Lions Club Welcome New President
Kathleen Carroll Honoured By Roscrea Musical Society
Corville School Flies The Green Flag
Huge Success For Roscrea Variety Concert
Roscrea Scouts Annual Camp
Roscrea Youth Centre End of Year Mass 2008
Roscrea 2000 Soccer Blitz
Great Success For Hurling Summer Camp!
Roscrea Lions Club International Family Day
Kennedy Park Holiday Week
Roscrea Youth Club Visit Ballybunion
North Tipperary Dyslexia Support Group
43rd Roscrea Autumn Conference
Photo Gallery From Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire
New Book Of Ballads And Rhymes To Be Launched Next Week
Birr & District Motor Club Celebrate 40 Years Of Success
Great Honour For Roscrea Comhaltas
Roscrea Goes Back To The Future
Think Women’s Human Rights – Think Home
As Time Goes By – A Concert Not Be Missed
Roscrea People of the Year Awards
Roscreas Abbey Theatre
Roscrea Musical Society Honours Four Great Stalwarts
Arlo Guthrie Solo Reunion Tour
Roscrea People of the Year Award 2008
Roscrea Boxing Club
Sports Stars Awards
Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz
Roscrea Hurling Club Honours U12 Panel
The Women’s Group of Roscrea 2000 Ltd
Munster Final Sucess For Roscrea Boxing Club
Major Investment In Roscrea Town Park
RCTLC Sports Awards
Roscrea People in Winners Enclosure
Ground Breaking Research At The 44th Roscrea Conference
Full Steam Ahead For Calamity Jane
Confirmation Day In Roscrea
Roscrea Community Choir Presentation
Member Driven Credit Union Receives National Honours
Community GAA Day
Tidy Towns Poster Competition 2009
6th Class Students Receive Copping On” Certificates
St Annes Golf Classic 2009
Roscrea Athletes All Set For Cork Triathlon
Poland Beckons For Roscrea Credit Union, Youth Group Members
Roscrea Youth Centre End of Year Mass & Annual Awards 2009
Roscrea Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre Opening
Sacred Heart Nuns Depart Roscrea
Roscrea Comhaltas AGM 2009
Extraordinary Weekend Promised At Roscrea
Roscrea Triathlon Athletes Help Raise Thousands
Roscrea Rugby Club Honours Two Founding Members
A Weekend To Remember In Roscrea
Roscrea Talent Show Reaches For The Stars…
Roscrea Liturgy Group Book Launch
Achievements Of Denis Ryan Honoured
Roscrea Liturgy Group Launch Quiet Moments
Visions, First Solo Exhibition
Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre To Stage High School Musical
Christmas Day Cook In
Blessing Of Camblin Graveyard
Killavilla United 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Roscrea People Bigger And Better Than Ever Before
A Year In The Red Launched
Santa Claus Visits Local Schools
Get Fit For Hospice 2010
Great Attendance For Roscrea People Awards
Roscrea Credit Union Accredited With Phenomenal Commitment
Roscrea to Parade on March 14th.
Roscrea Honours Sporting Heroes
Roscrea St Patricks Day Parade A Roaring Success
The 46th Roscrea Conference
Bluegrass Band To Hit Roscrea
Sun Smiles On Taoiseach & Iosef Naofa, Corville
Taoiseach Opens Roscrea Leisure Centre
Curtain Comes Down On Ballaghmore Post Office
New information on early Christian Ireland at the Roscrea Co
Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles Set To Perform In Roscrea
Roscrea Celebrates St. Cronan
Roscrea Vintage Rally 2010
Shinrone Girl Raises Money For Calcutta Education Centres
St Cronans Day Art Competition Winners
A Public Meeting Will Address Spiralling Job Crisis
Raising The First Green Flag At Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré
St Annes Service Annual Golf Classic
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations At Roscrea Rugby Club
Dawn Chorus & Corpus Christ Celebrations
Public Meeting On Drugs To Be Held In Roscrea
Roscrea Tidy Towns Disgusted at Weekend Vandalism
Development of Roscreas Abbey Hall
Roscrea Working Dog Show
All Ireland Fever Grips Roscrea
Great Success For Bike Rally
Launch of Abbey Hall Restoration Project
Sun Smiles For Roscrea Heritage Week:
Home Grown Concert
Music On The Mall
Broadway Classic Grease All Set For Roscrea
Co Sponsors for Roscrea People of the Year
Roscrea Boxing Club
Roscrea Hurling Club Set To Honour U21 Legends
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Roscreas 33rd Annual Parade
The Pat Carroll Memorial Library
The Roscrea Spring Conference 2011
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Roscrea Scouts Celebrate 40th Anniversary
St Cronan’s Day Photography Competition
Roscrea Hurling Club Presents Fight Night
Roscrea C.B.S. Book Launch
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The 49th Roscrea Conference
Strictly Fun Dancing:
Roscrea Credit Union Launch Annual Art Competition
Roscrea Comhaltas Anniversary
Strictly Fun Dancing A Sell Out Success:
Recent Events Around Town
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Sleeping Beauty
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Hurling Club Launch Year In The Red
Chamber Launches Shop Local Campaign To Support Local Jobs
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International Call Up For Killavilla Star:
Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Review
Roscrea People Of The Year Awards
American Legend Set To Gig In Roscrea
Roscrea Honours Sporting Heroes
St Patricks Day Parade
Table Quiz For Pieta House A Massive Success
Over 3000 People March For The Dean Maxwell
St. Patricks Day Parade:
All Shook Up
Roscreas 50th Spring Conference
Catholic Primary Education Forum of Roscrea
Roscrea Musical Society Present All Shook Up
Sreamstown Claim Cup Victory
Gavin Duffy Invests In Roscrea Business
Chamber Endorses Roscrea Allotment Plan:
Catholic Primary Education Forum of Roscrea
Darkness Into Light
Credit Union Spring Cash Draw
Roscrea I Brochure
Launch of John Brownes Second Book
Schools Completion Board Reading Presentations
St Cronans Day Memories
Lions Club Annual Walk
Darkness Into Light
Plan To Revitalise Roscrea Is Officially Launched
Sacred Heart Celebrations
Fun Dog Show A Great Sucess
Roscrea Triathlete To Make A Big Move
Roscrea Chamber Seeks Support For Local Tidy Towns Effort:
Balaghmore Bi Centenary Celebrations
Major Boost For Suicide Crisis House In Roscrea
Roscrea Gears Up For 2012 Festival:
Get Marching For Tipp Mini Marathon
Roscrea Tidy Towns Update
Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan Update
Roscrea Musical Society AGM
Killavilla United Soccer School in Roscrea.
Roscrea Flower Festival
Monaincha Heritage Trail Launched In Roscrea
Roscrea Festival – A Great Success
KennedyPark Comes Alive
Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan Gathers Momentum
Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan Gathers Momentum
Roscrea Tidy Towns Results 2012.
Organic Farm Walk
Seamus Doran To Honour Katie Taylor With His Next Knockout H
Public Have Their Say in Roscrea Enhancement Plan
Mock Wedding Fundraiser In Roscrea
Roscrea Lions Drama Festival
The Annals of Ireland explored anew at Roscrea
Roscrea Draft Enhancement Plan Published
Roscrea Comhaltas Launch 50 Year History
Roscrea Boxing Club Official Opening:
Lions Club Roscrea First Drama Festival
Papal Honours
Chrismtas Comes Alive In Kennedy Park
Roscrea People Launched:
Support For Roscrea Christmas Lights:
Chrsitmas Tree Lights Up Roscrea
Taste Of Roscrea
Roscrea Rugby Club Presentation To Pieta House.
Roscrea People of the Year Night
Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Review
Roscrea Monk Honoured
Roscrea Credit Annual Poster Competition
Blue Flag Award
C.B.S Celebrations Conclude In Roscrea
Roscrea Man Nominated For IFTA Award
Credit Union Schools Quiz
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Near Completion
Tidy Towns Embark On Major Project
St Patricks Day Parade
Roscrea Community Employment Forum
Roscrea Tidy Towns Launch Treeway Around Roscrea
St Patricks Day Memories
Roscrea Goes live Around The World
Tidy Towns Poster Competition Awards
Scoil Eoin Book launch:
Roscrea 800
Creme Egg Race Winners
Clonslisk National School Contest Schools Quiz Final:
Roscrea Tidy Towns Notes:
Tidy Towns Spring Clean
Roscrea 800 celebrated in Style
Exhibition Opening
Some Quick Wins For Roscrea Enhancement Plan
Ballyskenach Drama Group Fundraising Event
Killavilla United Annual Golf Classic
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Gets the Green Light
Roscrea Dog Show
St Anne’s Annual Golf Classic 2013
Corville school 6th Class Awards and Graduation
GAA President Helps Raise Green Flag at Dromakeenan NS
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Update:
Roscrea Summerfest
Best Wishes To Roscrea United
Minster Reilly Visits Roscrea
Roscrea Dog Show
Friends And Docents Of The Hunt Museum Explore Roscrea
Cancer Fundraiser A Huge Success
Roscrea Beo Festival Updates
Pop Up Shop ’Art Gallery’ in Roscrea
Roscrea Community Diary
Catherina McKiernan launches the 2013 Tipperary Women’s Mini
Roscrea Summerfest A Great Success
Roscrea SVP Look To The Future
leaving Cert Students at Colaiste Phobal Roscrea
End Austerity
Roscrea Beo a Great Success
Damer House Gallery
Farewell to Rev Lesley Robinson
Bronze Medal For Roscrea Tidy Towns
SVP President Visits Roscrea
Pieta House is launched in Roscrea
Farewell to Rev Lesley Robinson
The Birth Exchange Project Now Open
Major Entertainment Fundraiser In Aid Of Pieta House Roscrea
53rd Roscrea Conference Celebrates Gothic Ireland
From Roscrea to New Guinea
Roscrea Cinema Project Now More Than Just A Dream.
Gothic Ireland explored at Roscrea at the 53rd Roscrea Conf
Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Pay Parking
Roscrea Author Launches Peter Black
Taste Of Roscrea Christmas Festival
Literary Adventure Promised At Roscrea Book Launch.
Searching For Inspiration
Taste Of Roscrea 2013
Support For Roscrea Christmas Lights:
The 27th Roscrea People of the Year Awards
Roscrea Credit Union Latest News
Week Of light Soccer Tournament
Week Of light Art Competition
Coolderry Supports Fr. Christy Kennedy’s Mission in the Phil
Most Anticipated Book On Roscrea In Years Set To Launch Soon
RCTLC Sports Awards 2014
Roscrea Credit Union Annual Poster Competition
The Launch of The Round Tower at Roscrea And Its Environs
Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz 2014
Dublin launch For Roscrea BooK
St Patricks Day Parade 2014
The official opening of the St. Vincent De Paul Shop on Chur
Roscrea Credit Union Supports Roscrea Through The Ages
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Update
Ballyskenagh Drama Group Presentations
Darkness Into Light Memories 2014
Roscrea Through The Ages Officially Launched
Roscrea Heritage & Walking Festival
Launch Of Roscrea & District Events Guide 2014
New Roscrea Cycling Club
Bernie’s Super Valu Raise 5000 For St Annes
Cúl Camp Roscrea
New Exhibition Opens In Damer House Gallery
Kennedy Park Celebrations
Roscrea Credit Union Quarterly Cash Draw
Credit Unions Photography Competition
Family Fun Day In Kennedy Park
A Positive Future For The Town Of Roscrea
Minister Alan Kelly Gets Behind Roscrea
St. Annes S.N.S Charity Sportive
Kennedy Park Family Fun Day
Roscrea Lions Club 10K
Roscrea Credit Union News
Meetings With Enterprise Irealnd, IDA & Minister For Justice
Festival Of Hurling
Seattle State Police Band To Help Roscrea Commemorate World
Culture Night in Damer House Gallery
Credit Union Honoured To Play Key Role in World War 1 Event
Roscrea Beavers October News
Roscrea Scouts October News
Roscrea Cardiac Responders Presentation Night
Roscrea Clubs Exhibition a Huge Success
Great Anticipation Ahead Of Roscrea Christmas CD Launch
Know Your Rights: Free Legal Advice
Living with Grief and Loss Workshop
Your Health is Your Wealth
Lighting Up At Christmas In Kennedy Park
Launch of Roscrea People By Author George Cunningham
Jack Moyney VC Honoured
Noel Coonan Welcomes Good News For Local School
Great Early Christmas Present for Ashbury
Roscrea Credit Union Car Loans
Roscrea Cardiac Responder Group
Roscrea People of the Year Awards
Roscrea Youth Award Winners Announced
Tribute To Pat Dynan
Tracy Cre SF Cumann Honour 1923 Victims
Memoires From A Week Of Light And Hope
Tribute To The Late Dermot Fitzgerald
Remembering Owney Killoran Roscrea and Tipperary
Final Day Family
Roscrea Credit Union annual Schools Quiz
Inane Rovers U 14 Medal Presentation Night
Celebration for the Year of Consecrated Life
Junior Tidy Towns Leads The Way In Roscrea
Launch of Strictly Cool Dancing
Roscrea St. Patricks Day Parade
Roscrea Spring Conference
Major Award For local FRS Office
Damer House Gallery
Greenway Project Talks Started.
Great Anticipation Ahead OF CD Launch
Gaelscoil Presentation
Clean Roscrea Day
Saint Cronan’s Pilgrim And Friendship Walk
Roscrea Darts
Roscrea Community Choir 2015
Magical Evening At St Cronan’s Church Roscrea For CD Launch
Roscrea World War 1 Exhibition A Huge Success.
Launch Of Roscrea Enhancement Committee Awards 2015
Tidy Towns Poster Competition Winners 2015
Bumbleance Truck Run 2015
Roscrea Country Market
New Life For Roscrea Library Field
New Town Map And Information Guide For Roscrea
Seamus O’Doherty Remembers Fr Michael Collins
Seamus O’Doherty Remembers Fr Michael Collins
Aldi Opens In Roscrea
Kennedy Park Famiy Fun Day
Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon Visits Super Valu Roscrea
Team Bernie Golf Classic
Roscrea Tourist Office Opens
Roscrea Tidy Towns 2015
End of an Era for RCTLC
End of an Era for RCTLC
Lifting the Lanterns
St Cronans Window Blessing
Culture Night In Roscrea
Roscrea Summer Reading Challenge
Roscrea Citizens Information Centre Celebrates 40 Years Of S
Roscrea Through The Ages
Business Watch Seminar
The World Of Columbanus Centres On Roscrea
Roscrea And District Angling Club
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Update
Roscrea Native Pens The Definitive Record On All-Ireland U21
Roscrea Business Watch Launched As Part Of Local Security Sh
Ashbury Residents Awards 2015
Launch of Roscrea Community Action Plan
Christmas Group Show.
Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Celebrates 20 Years of Se
The Build Up To Christmas 2015 In Roscrea
Roscrea Enhancement Awards 2015
Launch Of Roscrea Sli Na Slainte Route
Roscrea People of the Year 2015
SafeTalk Suicide Alertness For Everyone Seminar
Roscrea People Of The Year Awards In Photos
Roscrea Hurling & Camogie Club Honours
Roscrea Sports Awards
RSU Youth Awards
St Patricks Day Parade
Local Schools Remember 1916
Camross Fashion Show
Best Year Ever For Roscrea Tidy Towns:
Irish Wheelchair Association
Walkability Study of Roscrea
Roscrea Responders
Saint Cronans Day
Launch Of Bishop Willie Walsh’s book ‘No Crusader’ at Damer
Launch of Roscrea Enhancement Committee Awards 2016
ST Cronan’s Church of Ireland, Roscrea, Fundraising Event
1916 Irish Proclamation Signatory – Patriot Thomas MacDonagh
Poetry & 1916 Garden Of Remembrance To be launched During Bi
Memories From Pieta House Darkness Into Light 2016
Colaiste Phobal Win local Derby
Bealtaine Concert
GAA president visits Schools To promote Feile Na NGAEL 201
Shooting from the Hip
Glen Glas open New Community House
Junior Tidy Towns Committee Poetry Competition
Roscrea Community Remembrance Garden
Age Friendly Roscrea Consultation Feedback
Roscrea Business And Innovation Park
Roscrea Tidy Towns Update
Roscrea Enhancement Plan: Signage Strategy
World Record Beaten In Roscrea
Relaunch of Racket Hall Hotel
Horse And Pony Meeting In Roscrea
Roscrea Cardiac Responders Presentation
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Update
Ballyskenach Athletics Club:
National Heritage Week
Roscrea Plays A Part In New Tipp Song
Heritage Week In Roscrea
RCU And Chamber Honours Jo Jo Cunningham
Coffee Morning Invitation
Together Let Us Make Roscrea A Great Place To Grow Old In
Soapbox Results
Roscrea Tidy Towns Results 2016
Launch Of Parish Mission
Onwards & Upwards For Local Tidy Towns Committee
Born from Sadness
Festival of Faith
Katie Taylor Visits Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville
Roscrea Miscellany
St Annes Playground
Roscrea Credit Union Annual Art Competition 2016
Show A Little Kindness
Recent Events Around Roscrea
Roscrea People Launch
Roscrea Tidy Towns Says Thanks
Roscrea Enhancement Awards
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Roscrea People Of The Year
Roscrea Sports Awards
Roscrea Churches Together
Annual Commemoration
Family Tribute to the late Richard Dickie Giles.
Sr Mona Maher Uganda School Project
The Charity Firewalk Challenge 2017
Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz 2017
Irish Wheelchair Association Annual Gig
Sacred Heart News
Roscrea Community Games secure a hat trick of National Title
Coffee Morning Success
87 Bridge Club
Christian Aid Coffee Morning
Launch Date For New Tipperary Anthem
Scoil Chrónáin Naofa Raise their Sixth Green Flag
Roscrea Enhancement Plan Makes Steady Progress

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