This year the guest of honour will be Tom Parlon T.D Minister Of State In Charge Of The OPW.
The night has firmly established itself in recent year's as Roscrea's premier gala evening.
The programme of events for the evening is as follows:
7.20 Reception Hosted By Roscrea Credit Union
7.30 Ceol: Comhalts Ceoltir, Ros Cr
8.05 Illustrated Presentation By George Cunningham
8.40 Raffle Sale Of New Books Donated By Roscrea People With All Proceeds Going To Roscrea Village Orphanage Project In Sri Lanka
9.05 Roscrea People Presentation Of Books To St Cronan's N.S Rosemount
9.15 Roscrea People Annual Presentation To St Cronan's Centre
9.25 Roscrea People Annual Presentation To Roscrea Library: Special Guest Ms Gobnait O'Riordan, President, Library Association Of Ireland
9.35 ROSCREA PEOPLE OF THE YEAR AWARDS (Sponsored By Roscrea Credit Union) David Donnelly Chairman, Mr Ray McCarthy, CEO, Roscrea Credit Union.
10.30 Address By Guest Of Honour
10.40 Buffet Supper Hosted By Roscrea Credit Union Please do come along and support what promises to a very enjoyable occasion.
The 2004 Award Recipients Are:
Fr Lorcan Kenny for a life of love to our community, especially Coliste Phobal and Roscrea Youth Centre.
Patsy Carroll, Cloncracken, for years of dedicated service to Camogie in Roscrea, in this the organisations Centenary year.
Pat Joe Whelan, Knock and Cois Carraig, for decades of entertainment and for the success of his new book of poems, songs and stories.
Heather Evans, Tullaskeagh, for a life-time community service to so many worthy organisations.
Rose Crofton, Parkmore, who by her practical work for a tidier Roscrea, challenges us all to be better citizens.
Lorna Ryan, Parkmore Heights, for her achievement in winning the Gold President's Award, the highest award in Ireland for young adults.
Garda Michael Ryan, Kennedy Park, for winning the Commissioner's Medal, graduating top of his class.
Roscrea International Award:
Thomas O. Bolster, Irish Ambassador to Iran (also accredited to Afghanistan and Pakistan), and a native of Limerick Street.
Roscrea People Citations:
Comhaltas Ceoltir Ros Cr for a magnificent hosting of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan
Tadhg Maher, Senior All-Ireland Champion At Feadh Cheoil Na hireann
Jerry Cahir, Artistic mentor to Roscrea 2000 and a practical worker for charitable causes.
Roscrea People 2004:
The latest edition of the ever-popular Roscrea People Journal is still available. Now in its seventeenth year as an annual publication the Journal continues to grow in popularity. A large crowd gathered at the Tower Pub/Restaurant on Wednesday evening last to witness the launch of the 32nd edition. Liam Doran was bestowed the honour this year of launching the Roscrea People. Liam spoke very eloquently about the history of the journal, the town of Roscrea and the importance of keeping records of the times we live in.
The journal is full of interesting articles and should prove to be a very entertaining read. Apart from the yearly review of most clubs, committees and organisations in the area, this year's edition also features the Famine Memorial Garden In Scart, Reflections on the year by Michael Smith T.D, An article by Abbot Laurence Walsh, and a feature on Mary Dillon one of the brightest new talents on the Irish Art Scene.
Pictured L/R George Cunningham, Editor Of The Roscrea People
With Liam Doran Who Launched This Year's Journal.
The Roscrea People is very favourably priced at just 6 and makes an ideal stocking filler each Christmas.
The Roscrea People is a community 'good news' publication. Sales of the Roscrea People as ever will be used to continue Roscrea People projects at St Cronan's, Roscrea Library and the various schools in the community. Congratulations to Editor George Cunningham and his project team for yet another wonderful publication.