WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S ROSCREA JUNIOR TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE POETRY COMPETITION.
Group of Winners
Overall winners St Annes seen here with Orgainsers
Adrian Hewson, Sharon Hynes, Eadaoin Coughlan, SNAs Maura Byrne, Mary Shaperd, Loretta Brennen, Marion Flanagan (Teacher )DenisRyan C/ M Tidy Towns, Billy Newman.
Front Jamie, Adam Conor
Overall winner - Conor Donnolly, - St. Anne’s SNS
1ST Prize – Adam Whelan
1st Prize – St. Cronan’s Primary School – Adam Wallace
2nd Prize – St. Cronan’s Primary School – Sam Trousdell Dudley
1st Prize – Scoil Eoin Naofa, Ros Cré – Sanrina Bosikaite
2nd Prize – Scoil Eoin Naofa Ros Cré – Vakaris Savickas
1st Prize – Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville _ Kyle Dooley
2nd Prize – Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville – Con O’Sullivan
1st Prize – Sacred Heart School, Ros Cré _ Linda Zagare,
2nd Prize – Sacred Heart School, Ros Cré – Mateusz Swiderski
1st Prize – Gael Scoil, Slí Dála – Ballaghmore – Caoimhe Nic Flannabhra
2nd Prize – Gael Scoil, Slí Dála – Ballaghmore – Éabha Nic Dhomhnaill
1st Prize – Scoil Chrónáin Naofa, Dromakeenan – Saoirse Lalor and Sarah O’Donnell.
2nd Prize – Scoil Chrónáin Naofa, Dromakeenan – Alannah Dunford.
The theme for this year's competition was based on any aspect of the history with regard to the Centenary of the 1916 Rising. All winning entries are on display along the pathway of the Roscrea Tidy towns Wildlife and Amenity park (funded by the Denis Ryan Mayoral Fund) so go along and read the best from all local school students. While there, enjoy the wildlife you hear and see, and also the lovely whitethorn ditch in full bloom at the moment. Over on the Green behind Roscrea Library, you will see the magnificent Roscrea tidy towns 1916 Community Remembrance garden which was officially opened on Friday 27th May. Fr. Tom Hogan from Ennis who was a founder member of Roscrea Tidy Towns Committee unveiled the entrance stone with assistance from John Lupton, and Sr. Madeleine Minogue who was representing Sr. Maria Mullen, also a founder member of Roscrea Tidy Towns Committee. This Remembrance garden is dedicated to the memory of Patriot Thomas MacDonagh and will be a lasting memory of this year's Centenary Commemoration. This Remembrance garden has been funded by the recent Pop Up Shop so a big thank you to all who supported and worked in it and also to Brian Colclough of Super Valu for providing the premises for same) The poetry through the Wildlife Amenity area will now compliment the new Remembrance Garden and make it a nice amenity for all to walk through and enjoy.
A massive THANK YOU to Adrian Hewson who undertook judging the large number of entries from all seven primary schools.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED, AND THE TEACHERS WHO ENCOURAGED AND SUPPORTED THIS COMPETITION.