Roscrea Week of Light and Hope

Roscrea will hold a week of ‘Light and Hope’, from January 18th. Roscrea will be the first town in Ireland to host such an event.

Roscrea will hold a week of ‘Light and Hope’, from January 18th. Roscrea will be the first town in Ireland to host such an event.

A week filled with free activities for all the family during the darkest part of the year.

It is a known fact that January 21st is the worst day of the year for bills arriving to our doors, bringing divorce, depression and suicide. So a small group of people got together and decided to run a week of light and hope in our town of Roscrea.

This week will involve free events, such as a street soccer league, poster competitions, a gig night in the Youth Café, cookery demonstrations, Prayer of Healing in the Church on Tuesday 21st of January, accompanied by a guest speaker. The Methodist Church will hold a free open house coffee stop on Wednesday the 22nd of January from 10am -12am and from 2pm to 4pm. During this week, every household in Roscrea will be given a candle to light in their window for this week to represent hope, peace, unity and light in our community. Candles will be distributed from Roscrea Credit Union, St. Cronan’s Church and the Youth Café.

Meanwhile, readers can now enrol for the Ben Nevis/Carrauntuohill Challenge. For those of you looking for a challenge in September and would like to raise much needed funds for a charity that has touched many families across Ireland, why not consider climbing the highest mountains in Ireland and the UK with funds raised going to Pieta House for Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Experienced guides will help you prepare for what is to some their own Mount Everest. You will need a good level of fitness to complete this challenge. Places are limited so if you would like to receive an information pack why not take the first step and contact Cathal on 086 3399193 or Email on walkinireland@live.ie. This could change your life!