Roscrea - About town



St. Cronan’s Services, Roscrea providers of Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities wish to thank everyone most sincerely for their generous contributions to our recent Church Gate collection. The total contributions amounted to €1,023.20.

ICA Federation Competition

Members are reminded that the North Tipp ICA Federation Christmas Party will be held in the Thatch Cottage, Ballycommon, on December 16th. Ballinaclough Guild gave a very comprehensive report on their activities. They are very involved in their community raising money for breast cancer research, organising senior citizens’ parties, sending people who have bad health problems to Lourdes. They always have a speaker or demonstration at their meetings, covering subjects like Reflexology and Citizens Advice. Ballingarry also reported on the activities of their Guild. They attended all Federation Meetings and Conferences. They joined with Cloughjordan (who are celebrating their 50 year anniversary) for the Group Social Evening. At their meetings they arrange interesting talks such as Flower Arranging and Chimney Draught Stop, Healthy Eating, Yoga, Cake Icing, Brushwork, Decoupage, Pottery, Candle Making. They also arrange Exercise Classes, and Aquaorobics, and have had advice from a solicitor and the Credit Union. They enter all competitions and the winning Table Quiz Team went to An Grianan. Every Christmas the guild takes part in the Shoe Box Appeal, and give thirty Christmas flower arrangements to the Senior Citizens. Each year they organise an outing to a place of interest such as the Work House in Portumna. They are very involved in their community and in Third World support, and are currently knitting jumpers for new-born African babies. The ICA is a organisation where joining your local guild guarantees interesting meetings and wonderful companionship.

GAA Calendar

Ballyskenagh – Killavilla Hurling Club have produced a 2014 calendar. The calendar is available for purchase at Supervalu or from Moloneys on Main Street. A great Christmas gift for loved ones.