“Follow us on a mystery tour as we explore Roscrea’s unknown Wonders” - an appropriate front cover introduction to the D.V.D “31 Wonders of Roscrea”, a Saint Cronan Roscrea production, which was launched before a distinguished audience in the packed annex of Damer House by kind permission of the O.P.W.
On Sunday evening last, sausages, each have a local tale to tell, so too has The Wandering Moínín, The Roscrea Daisy, the Golden Eagles, The Shining Star of Wisdom, The Bishop who ate his Boots and the Rural Wander – these are just some of the “31 Wonders of Roscrea” attractively presented. The D.V.D. is perhaps an ideal gift for members of the Roscrea Diaspora in this year of The Gathering, as it presents familiar aspects of local heritage in a different light, and allows viewers to gain new insights into less familiar local landmarks.
Heritage, music, spirituality and sport are all presented among the “31 Wonders”, 31 being chosen as Monaincha has been described as “The 31 endeavour to suggest that Roscrea has 31 “Wonders” of its own! Each tale is told by a different Roscrea voice, and among the voices heard are the clergy of the town and representatives of various local organisations. As a St. Cronan Roscrea Production the D.V.D was produced under the auspices of the St. Cronan’s Day Friendship Walk Committee, and their new website was also introduced at the event by the Co-Ordinator, Joan Murray. Fr. Laurence, a Roscrea man by birth and former Lord Abbot of Mount St. Joseph performed the launch in a witty speech commending the efforts of the production team and recommending the production to all who have an interest in the locality. Other speakers included Dick Conroy from Roscrea Credit Union, a most supportive benefactor of all St. Cronan’s Day Walk activities since the event was initiated in 2010, and John Lupton, representing North Tipperary Leader Partnership the main Sponsor of the D.V.D., and without whose sponsorship it would have been very difficult to undertake the project. Peg Caverley, Secretary, voiced words of appreciation on behalf of the organisers, and Adrian Hewson, Author and Researcher was M.C.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.