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Noreside Celtic Draw

Noreside Celtic Draw

The first goal in the Ireland vs Croatia game was officially scored at two minutes, 37 seconds. If you were lucky enough to have this time on your ticket, please contact Brendan Murray (0876968023)

Roscrea Castle

Free admission to Roscrea Castle,Damer House and The Blackmills on Wednesday July 4th. This offer is in conjunction with ‘The Free First Wednesday of the Month’ initiative announced by Mr. Brian Hayes T.D. Minister of State with Special Responsibility for The Office of Public Works.(O.P.W.) Opening Time 10am.-6pm.(last guided tour 5.15pm.) For information please Telephone:0505 21850.

Devilspit Macra na Feirme

Last Friday night saw the Annual General Meeting of North Tipperary Macra na Ferime and Devilsbit Macra members were elected to a number of roles on the new committee. Tim Maher was re-elected Chairman for a third time, Gerard Fogarty was elected Recruitment Officer, Catherine Maher re-elected Competitions Chairperson, Sarah Guilfoyle was elected Young Framer Development Group Chairperson, Paudie Meade was elected YFDG Secretary and Arthur Griffin was nominated to represent Macra at North Tipperary IFA meetings. On Saturday night Devilsbit Macra members travelled to Camross where the local Macra organised a gig in Aid of Irish Kidney Association and European and Transplant Games. A great night was had by all.

Anyone that wants to join Macra can contact Bridget at (086) 0822038 or find them on Facebook. The club covers the Templemore, Thurles, and Roscrea areas.

Wood Carving Classes

Wood Carving Summer Classes will commence in July for one week from Monday to Friday 10 am to 4pm daily. No experience is necessary. For further information please call (0505) 23005 or 087-0666505 (advert).


The annual trip to Medjugorje commences on Saturday 6th October. For further information contact Maria Fogarty at (087) 2826088 or 057 913192. (advert).

St. Cronan’s NS

St. Cronan’s National school, Rosemount, has places available in all classes for September 2012. All applications considered. Please contact us at (0505) 21636.

Roscrea Tennis Club

Our summer Barbeque will be held in Damer House Hotel on the 29th June 2012, at 9.30p.m. Tickets E10. Are available from the social committee members – Miriam Lupton, Teresa O’Neill, and Mary Arrigan. The final of the Inter-Firms Tennis Competition will also be held on the same night at 7.pm. It will be a fun night with music. All are Welcome.

On Thursday 5th July, the club will host a “Wilson Demo” night in conjunction with Sportsman’s Dream Nenagh. This will give you the chance to try different rackets, while playing fun tennis. Contact Tennis Club at (087) 3580805. Light Refreshments served. Sign up in clubhouse. Annual subscriptions are now due and can be made payable to Marie in the Abbey Hall, new members are welcome.

Roscrea Library News

Weekly Story Time

We are delighted to announce that our ever popular Story Time for 3 to 6 year old is returning to the Library, following the rescheduling of our Opening Hours for the Summer.  Story Time will take place every Thursday at 10.30am during the summer months.  It is aimed at children aged 3 to 6.  All are welcome, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Gardens and Parks of Tipperary Photographic Exhibition

Currently on display in our Exhibition Space is a collection of entries to the “Gardens and Parks of Tipperary” photographic competition held in 2011 in conjunction with Tipperary Libraries, the Credit Unions of Tipperary and Hickey’s Pharmacy in Thurles. There are some wonderful photos in this bright and colourful exhibition.  This exhibition will run until the end of June. For further information about the library, pop into us on the Birr Road, Call us on 0505 22032, email us at roscrea@tipperarylibraries.ie or visit our website at www.tipperarylibraries.ie

St Anne’s Golf Classic

The annual St Anne’s Golf Classic will take place on Saturday, June 30th. To book a team, please contact 0872037700. Fee E120 per team. Great prizes.

Family Fun Day

Bournea Parish Family Fun Day will take place in Clonakeeny village on Sunday the 22nd of July at 2pm. There will be vintage machines, bouncy castles, wellie throwing, wet sponge throwing, races, bric a brac and book stales etc. You can even try your hand at milking a cow. To end the day there will be a duck race down the river Nore. The admission ticket includes a fantastic raffle

Og Is Aosta CD

Roscrea Comhaltas CD “Og is Aosta” can be purchased in Super Value and Tesco in Roscrea or from any branch member. Cost E10.

Lourdes Sick Pilgrim Appeal

The Annual collection to help support and finance sick and seriously ill pilgrims on this year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place at all Masses this week-end. Your generosity to this appeal will enable sick people to experience peace and blessings at the Grotto of Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimages will take place from June 26th – July 1st and Oct. 2nd – Oct 7th.

Sports Ability

The Sports Ability Club is a group for children and teenagers with a disability. The club meets every Friday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30p.m and new members are always welcome. Contact Jackie on (087)6220252 or Johnny on (087) 6331379 for full details.