Roscrea People Now On Sale
By Brian King
The latest edition of the ever-popular Roscrea People is now available. The launch took place recently at Brendan's Bar. The honour of launching the 38th issue was bestowed upon Mr Pat Flanagan, Chairman of Roscrea Comhaltas.
In his address Pat complimented George and Carmel Cunningham on another wonderful publication. This year's edition is one of 172 pages. ‘Speaking as he launched the magazine Pat Flanagan said that "In Roscrea we are blessed with a unique product in the form of the Roscrea People publication. While other areas of the country might have locally based publications, Roscrea People is special because it is so comprehensive but especially because it is ours. It is about the people of Roscrea".
Editor George Cunningham thanked all who help produce this year's Roscrea People particularly his wife Carmel, Photographers Pj Wright and Brian Redmond and advertising manager Grainne Brooks.
There are many pieces of interest in this year's edition. Apart from the yearly review of most clubs, committees and organisations in the area, this year's edition also features a wonderful piece on the development of our town centre including plans and artist impressions. The annals as always provides a quick snap shot of all the news as it happened in the local area throughout 2010 and in addition to the annals the publication is filled with photos that were taken locally throughout the year. Also featured is the Abbey Hall Restoration Programme, and a special feature on the President's visit, last December. Other interesting features this year include a piece on "Birchgrove House" including the former Birchgrove Distillery that used to produce the once renowned Roscrea Whiskey. Contributions from respected community activists such as Dick Conroy, Eamon Horan, Dom Laurence Walsh, and Tom Lupton add greatly to the magazine as does the emphasis on colour which resonates throughout the 2010 Roscrea People, and serves as a very powerful reminder of how the magazine continues to flourish as each year passes by.
The Roscrea People which was first published in 1974 is available now for just €10.00. Sales of the magazine go towards helping Roscrea People Projects at Roscrea Library, St Cronan's Services as well as local schools and many other beneficiaries. The Roscrea People is simply a must for any person with any connection big or small to the Roscrea area.