Mise Ros Cré 1916 is a local committee formed to organise commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Members of our community had expressed interest in not letting this historical year pass without paying tribute to those heroic Men and Women who believed in, fought for and died for Irish Freedom.
Our Commemoration events are a once in a century invitation to stand together to remember, reflect and reimagine the Rising.
Our committee members have worked tirelessly over the last few months to organise these events which are all inclusive and will allow us to come together as a community to mark this occasion in a pleasant and peaceful manner.
We are delighted to have all local schools in and around the Roscrea area participate. The students of Coláiste Phobal have taken on the task of showcasing the involvement of women in the rising and seven primary schools have been given a signatory of the proclamation to base a storyboard on. These storyboards will be placed in shops around the town to showcase all the hard work these pupils have put into contributing to the commemoration.
In addition to these the younger pupils have been given pictures of iconic local landmarks to colour in which will also be placed in shop windows.
The first half of our events taking place on Sunday (March 6th) will be situated on Main Street: this street will be closed to traffic (AIB - Maddens old bookshop) from 12 noon -6pm approximately.
In the event of 'A Drop of Rain' in the forecast the events planned on the Main Street will relocate to the Abbey Hall. In the event of an emergency we will have a designated first aid office located on Main St beside O'Donnell's jewellers.
Members of Roscrea Cardiac Responders and Order of Malta will be present in this office for the duration of the days events. There will be a visible presence of Stewards in and around the town and each of these stewards will have information on contact numbers in case of emergency. We would like to remind all proprietors of shops/organisations in Roscrea that there will be a prize for the best dressed window highlighting our commemoration. Not only will this add to the atmosphere on the day but will also enhance our town leading up to the St Patrick's day parade.Mise Ros Cré 1916 commemoration committee, Brí Greene (Chairwoman) Michael Donovan (Vice-Chair) Pamela Aitken (Secretary) Pauline Simmons, Martina Phelan (Joint Treasurer) Tommy Murphy, James Byrne (School Liaison) Brian Kirwan, Warren Dunne and Derek Russell. We the committee would like to thank everyone who has helped in anyway towards organising this event. Taking on this event has made us aware of the community spirit that is alive and well in our town. Go raibh míle maith agat!