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Irish Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross Roscrea will run a Cardiac First Responder Community Course on Saturday 22nd commencing at 9.30am in Roscrea. There are currently some places available on this course. This course may be of particular benefit to anyone currently on a Cardiac Community Responder Scheme or interested in joining one. If you are interested in this life saving course and would like to take part, please contact us by phone or through our website: Unit Officer: Fiona 087-7528114. Email:

Variety Concert for Pieta House

The eagerly awaited variety concert in aid of Pieta House takes place in the Auburn Lounge on this coming Saturday night 22nd March at 8pm sharp. Admission €10. An exciting and unique array of talent has been booked for some time now and they come from as near as Roscrea and as far away as Dublin. Seanie Gleeson, Edel Carey, Mich Kenihan, Claire Hyland, Mike Brennan make up some of the singing team and like the Mountrath Set Dancers they know what winning an All-Ireland is all about. The Grant Sisters, Darragh Carey-Kennedy and Eimear Teehan will show us what youth are capable of as will the sketches from Borrisaleigh and Borrisokane. Altogether we have over 20 acts to perform so please do come early in order to get a good seat for after all you wouldn’t like to miss out on Camillus Bolands singing or Michael Costigans recitations would you? See you there!

Roscrea Ramblers

There were no walks last Sunday – being a bank holiday weekend. This Sunday, theres only one walk – a short walk, led by Pat Moloughney. The details will be advised to members by text and will be on Facebook on Thursday. If you’re thinking of joining the Ramblers, this is an ideal walk for you – meet at 10.30am on Sunday morning. New members are reminded that they can join the club at any time during the year, so come along – you can do 2 walks with the club before deciding to join. The full schedule of walks for the next three months is now up on our website (


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