LAUNCH OF TEACH NA GRÉINE, GLEANN GLAS COMMUNITY HOUSE, ROSCREA
Gleann Glas Residents Group formally opened their community house, Teach na Gréine, recently.
Bernie Murphy who got the Honour of official opening the house.
The residents group have been working towards this for a few years now. The group’s main focus has always been about the children in the estate, and they had long aspired for a community house to roll out their work to offer more to the children on the estate, and after a great deal of work, approval was granted in December 2015 by Tipperary Co. Council. The Group got the keys of the Community House, 64 Gleann Glas, Roscrea on Wednesday, 16th March 2016.
In only ten weeks the Residents Group have made such enormous achievements in the Community House: Women’s Group, Arts & Crafts classes for kids, Cookery classes for kids, Pool tournaments for teenagers, Movie night on Saturday, Breakfast club three mornings a week and Dads v Lads soccer tournament
Fr Tom Corbett, Cannon Jane Galbraith, James Byrne C-Man, Jenny Fahey NTLP.
Friday’s launch was well supported by neighbours and residents of Gleann Glas, by representatives of community and voluntary groups in Roscrea, by supporting agencies, Tipperary Co. Council and North Tipperary LEADER Partnership and by local clergy, and elected members of our local authority and my a member of the Oireachtais.
Members of the Clergy, Residents, Councillors , TD, Tipp Co Co, NTLP, and Community Organization's.
Members of Committee
John Paul Wynne, Jenny Fahey NTLP, Treacy Thompson Tipp Co Co, Sabrina Byrne, Christina Murphy, James Byrne C/M.
Members of the Residents Committee , and the children of Glean Glas
Jenny Fahy, Community Development and Family Support worker with NTLP, MC’d the launch of the house. The Gleann Glas Choir provided entertainment throughout, singing “Our House” amongst others. There were speeches from James Byrne, the chairperson, who thanked all the local businesses, residents and agencies who have always supported Gleann Glas. Sabrina Byrne, Treasurer read out a lovely poem, highlighting the positive role this community house will play in the lives of children. Tracey Thompson, Tenant Liaison Officer with Tipperary Co Council, spoke about her delight in working with the group and commended the residents on their dedication and commitment to reach this goal. Christine Murphy, vice chairperson, called on much loved resident Bernie Murphy to cut the ribbon and to officially open the house, and she presented Bernie with flowers. And finally Fr. Tom Corbett and Rev Jane Galbraith blessed the house and following this there were refreshments and tours of the house. The children enjoyed the fun on the bouncy castle and thanks to Derek Russel for providing lots of fun with the train. There were many people who helped make the event a great success and we thank them.