About Town

Roscrea Rugby

Roscrea Rugby

Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:15pm. New players are welcome. In charge of training is club coach John Lillis, Club Captain Paul McNamara and seconds coach Brian O’Rourke.

The first competitive match is against Tullamore in Streamstown on Saturday the 3rd of September when the 1st team take on their old rivals Midland league.

Subscriptions are now due and should be paid to Subscriptions Treasurer, Paddy Currran who is available most nights to accept payment. Remember it is not the function of the club to be chasing members for their subscription. It is up to each player and member to give his or her subscription to the club. Unless you pay all or part of your subscription, you are not insured to play rugby. Your subscription goes towards insurance and needs to be paid at the beginning of the season, not in the middle or the end.

Roscrea Credit Union News

Training: To facilitate staff training the Credit union will close this Wednesday the 17th of August at 4pm.

New Closing Time: Due to the ever increasing regulatory and legislative demands on financial institutions, Roscrea Credit Union like most financial institutions in the state has had to introduce a lot of new policies and procedures in recent times. To help facilitate the ever increasing workload the Credit Union will now close each evening Monday – Saturday at the slightly earlier time of 4.30pm. The new closing time will commence on Monday, August 22nd.

Social Dancing

There will be Social Dancing in Aghancon Community Hall on Wednesday, August 24th with music provided by the popular Sam O’Doherty. Admission as €8.00 and all are welcome.

St Cronans Camogie Club

Training continues every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening. New members are welcome.

Late Margaret Murphy

The death occurred recently of Margaret Murphy from Kennedy Park, Roscrea causing great sadness to all who knew this extremely popular local woman. Margaret who was known locally as “Mag” worked locally in St Anne’s for many years where she was adored by staff and patients alike. Mag is survived by her daughter Martina, son Jamie, partner Martin, her mother Ellen her extended family, and many many friends. She will be sadly missed.

Sr Mona Maher Uganda Mission Fund

Sr Mona Maher is on holidays from Uganda at the moment. To date the people of Roscrea have contributed very generously to Sr Mona’s mission fund. To help continue this great work, a raffle will be held in Super Valu from September 21st to 23rd with great prizes on offer. An evening of entertainment will take place in Grant’s Hotel on the evening of the 23rd where the winners of the draw will be announced.

CBS Anniversary

Preparations are at an advanced stage for the CBS Anniversary celebrations. A mass and a book launch will take place on September 9th to mark the 50th anniversary of the CBS in Roscrea.

Roscrea Players

To all theatre goers. The Roscrea Players would like to pose the following question. Have you seen any really funny play that you would like to see performed in Roscrea later this year by the Roscrea Players? Alternatively, do you know of any comedy that would go down well in the Abbey Hall? To help Roscrea Players select a comedy to be staged this year, this innovative group are now asking their audience for suggestions. To give your recommendations, please contact David Donnelly on (087)0548082.

Clothes Recycling Drive

There will be a clothes recycling drive in aid of the Abbey Hall Restoration project over the coming weeks. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains and shoes. Donations can be left into the Abbey Hall during office hours – Monday – Friday 9am – 12.30pm and Monday/Wednesday/Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm. Thank you for your support.

One Stop Domestic Abuse Stop

A “One Stop Domestic Abuse Shop” will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at the Old Dispensary, Gaol Road, Roscrea from 10am to 12 noon. The purpose of this one stop shop is to provide information and/or support on the options and services available for women affected by violence.


The 30th anniversary pilgrimage to Medjugorge will take place from October 1st and will be led by spiritual director, Fr Tom Corbett, parish priest of Roscrea. Anyone interested in traveling is asked to contact Marie Fogarty at (087)2826088.

Roscrea Youth Café

Membership for the “KickBack” Café is now open at just €5 per year. Membership is optional but many activities are free to members including, free internet access. The café is open throughout the summer from 12pm to 2pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 12pm to 6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week.

For further details about the KickBack Café including details of an upcoming soccer tournament, BBQ, Zumba lessons etc contact either Deirdre or Donna on 0505/24462.

Roscrea Athletic Club

Training continues every Monday and Wednesday in the C.B.S field at 7pm. New members are always welcome.

Roscrea Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle, which is well supported, continues every Monday night from 7pm – 8pm at Roscrea library. Everybody including children are very welcome to come along. The circle caters for all levels from beginners to experts. For further information, please contact Cepta Murphy at 086-8220280.

Gamblers Anonymous

Meetings for the newly formed Gamblers Anonymous group will be held in the Legion Hall, Church grounds on Friday nights at 8.30pm

Concerned about Suicide?

For immediate assistance call the Life Helpline number at 1800 247100. This is a dedicated 24 hour freephone National Suicide Prevention Helpline. Life provides a confidential 24/7 free national phone and text helpline. The text help number is 51444

Narcotics Anonymous

A meeting of a newly formed Narcotics Anonymous group in Roscrea will be held every Saturday at 12 noon in the Legion Hall, Church Grounds, Roscrea.  All are welcome to attend.

Mrs Quinn’s Charity Shop

Volunteers are required to work in Mrs Quinn’s Charity Shop on Main Street, Roscrea for 3-4 hours per week.  If you are interested in volunteering please call into the shop for an application form or give Jayne a ring on (086) 3521134.

Helpline Charities

AWARE; Helping to defeat depression and prevent suicide.  Lo-call Helpline 1890 303302

TEEN-LINE IRELAND; Alone, worried or distressed – it just takes one phone call.

Freephone 1800 833634

SAMARTIANS; Always available 24/7 for confidential emotional support.  Telephone 1850 60 90 90.

I.A.S.  Irish Association of Suicidology.  Managing grief and loss after suicide.  Telephone 01- 6674900.

LIVING LINKS; providing practical help, advice and support to persons bereaved by suicide. Helpline; 087-9693021

St. Vincent De Paul

If you would like to contact our society our confidential Helpline number is (087) 9835787.

Citizens Information

Roscrea Citizens Information Centre now has longer opening hours with the following times now applicable; Monday 10a.m. to 1p.m., Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. and Friday 10a.m. to 1p.m. and 2p.m. to 4p.m.

Call in to get information of Employment, Health, Tax, Social Welfare and many other issues.  This is a free, independent and confidential service.