Roscrea Town News Extra

Slieve Bloom Challenge

Slieve Bloom


For those of you who had such a wonderful walk on the darkness into light walk in Roscrea some weeks back and are looking for an altogether harder challenge the slieve bloom challenge in aid of pieta house Roscrea will take place on Saturday the 9th of June.

Walkers will register at racket hall on the morning at 7am where a bus will take them the short journey to the start at gurteen wood where they will walk the 30km to glenbarrow car park on the other side of the slieve blooms. A bus will then take you back to racket hall for a well earned meal.

There will be an option for the less experienced hill walkers to join a led group accompanied by an experienced guide. Proper foot ware and clothing is essential for a long day on the hills and conditions on the day. The cost for this challenge is only €20 Inc bus and eal with the remaining profit going to pieta house Roscrea for suicide awareness and self harm.

For more details on the challenge you can contact Cathal on 086 3399193 email or jj on 087 7916918. You can also log onto face book slieve bloom challenge where a full list of the days events can be found.

AIMS Nomination For Roscrea Musical Society

Still riding high on the success of their recent production of ALL SHOOK UP, Roscrea Musical Society was celebrating again last weekend with news that the leading man in the production has been nominated for an AIMS award, which is the highest accolade for Irish musical societies.

Roscrea man Proinnsias Loughnane, who played CHAD , has been nominated as Best Comedian for his portrayal of the Elvis singing roustabout and he faces competition for the coveted Billy Byrne/Tommy Lube Trophy from Aodan Fox of Shannon Musical Society who played VERNON HINES in THE PAJAMA GAME and Cormac O Brion as the THE DENTIST in DCUs production of THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Proinsias is wished every success at the rewards and it is hoped that he will bring further success to Roscrea Musical Society who staged their 73rd production this year, making them one of the oldest Societies in the Country.


Eucharistic Congress

The International Eucharistic Congress have dedicated Youth Space in the RDS with a programme of interactive workshops, drama, concerts, social activities, games and much more! It will be comparable to a Mini World Youth Day. The Parish will sponsor two young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to experience this wonderful occasion and meet other young people from around the world. Anybody interested please contact the priest of the parish or the parish office.

The Sacred Heart Primary School


Invites you to join them in celebrating the 50th anniversary of our current school building and the raising of our 4th Green Flag. Celebrations will take place at the School from 10.00am to 1.00 P.M on Friday June 8th.

Full notes in this week’s Tipperary Star.