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Roscrea Enhancement Plan Launch

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Launch

The official launch of the Roscrea Enhancement Plan will take place between 12pm and 3pm on this Friday the 31st of May in the Castle Complex. Come and meet the consultants and the committee and discuss the plan which is available to download from North Tipperary County Council’s website. Free tours of the castle complex will be provided throughout the day by the OPW.

Holiday For The Elderly

St. Vincent de Paul are arranging a week’s holiday for the elderly at its holiday home at Kerdiffstown House, Naas, co. Kildare. All interested should contact the local conference number, 0879835787 by Friday next, May 31st.

Corpus Christi Procession

The Annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place on next Sunday the 2nd of June after 12pm mass to honour the Eucharistic presence of Christ. Weather permitting the procession will assemble in the Church led by the Blessed Sacrament and followed by the first Holy Communion Children and their parents. Route will be via Abbey Street to front of Dean Maxwell Home where benediction will take place. All parishioners are invited to walk in this procession.

Dochus Nasamu Orphanage

A clothing appeal in aid of the above based in Nairobi are holding a used clothing appeal of ladies, gents and children’s clothes etc on Friday the 31st of May from 8.30am to 10.45am at the Dean Maxwell, Car Park. For further information, please contact Marie on 0876890995.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the students from all the schools in the Roscrea Parish that made their holy communion over the past few weeks.

Scoil Mhuire National School

Scoil Mhuire NS welcomes parents and new entrants to visit the school on Thursday, May 30th from 1-2p.m. This is an opportunity to visit the school, meet the teachers and visit the infant classrooms.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage & Retreats

In this year of faith, journey to lough Derg, where pilgrims have been gathering for over 1000 years and celebrate your faith with people from every parish in Ireland. For more information, please contact your Diocesan representatives, Fr Tom Hogan on (065)6869097 or email tomhogan@ennisparish.com or Maureen in the Lough Derg office on (071)9861518 or email info@loughderg.org.

NCBI Roscrea

National council for the Blind of Ireland – support your local charity. Donations required

and much appreciated, clothes ,Bric-a-brac, small furniture. Can collect locally. Volunteers

required – can your spare four hours weekly? Phone Jayne on 086 3521134.

Roscrea Bridge Club

The club meets in the Damer Court Hotel on Thursday nights at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. New members are most welcome. If you are interested in having lessons contact Sheila at (086) 3944326.

Opening of Historical Sites

Roscrea Castle and Damer House opened on Saturday 30th March for the 2013 Season. Guided tours will be available on request. The Castle and House will be open seven days a week until Wednesday 18th September. Roscrea Castle consists of a Gate Tower, Curtain Wall and two Corner Towers dating from the 1280’s. Damer House was built in the early 18th century in Queen Anne style. It is an example of pre-Paddadian architecture. The restored Mill displays the original the original St. Cronin’s High Cross and pillar stone. Exhibition panels are on display. The first Wednesday of each month is free for all to visit. The opening times are 10am to 6pm each day with the last guided tour at 5pm. For full details contact 0505 21850 or e-mail roscreaheritage@opw.ie

Inane Rovers

Inane Rovers Gaelic Football training for boys and girls under 9 ½ years for Community Games takes place every Wednesday evening at 5.15pm on the CBS field. New members always welcome. For full details contact Ger Treacy, Pat Delahunty or John Donovan or ring 0863088576 / 0862444875.