Roscrea Community News – Offaly Live

Roscrea Musical Society
The Roscrea Musical Society AGM will take place on Wednesday 14 September at 8.00pm at Abbey Hall, Roscrea. We look forward to your presence.

Roscrea badminton club
Roscrea Badminton Club practices will continue every Monday in the Shinrone Community Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. New members, both social and competitive, are welcome.
If you simply want to learn about the sport, snowshoes can be made available to you. For more information call Danny on (087) 9482127, or Pauline on (085) 7080515, or Bernard on (083) 3459496.

Market of the country of Roscréa
The Roscrea Country Market opens on Fridays from 10am to 12.30pm in the Muintir Na Tire Hall, Roscrea with a supply of cakes, pies, scones, pavlovas, jams, eggs, wholemeal bread. The market now also offers crafts, so come check it out.

Pilgrimage to Knock Sanctuary
The Legion of Mary is organizing its last pilgrimage of 2022 on Sunday September 25.
Bus to Roscrea, Birr and all usual areas. Departure from Roscrea car park (next to Tescos) at 8.15am. Adult prices €20. Students €5. Reservations with Margaret on (087) 150 9522 or Mary (086) 405 5570 or any member of the Legion of Mary.

Gaelic for mothers and others
Location: Cistercian Monastery, Roscrea. E53 HR62. Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Whatsapp: Tim 087 9923557. No experience necessary. All fitness levels are welcome.

Brendan Shine concert
Tickets for the Brendan Shine concert at Aghancon Hall on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. are now sold out. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Roscrea Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
The Roscrea Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul helpline number is (087) 444 1835. Those in need of assistance should contact the number above and all calls will be answered within the strictest confidentiality.

Tipperary Sports Partnership
AquaFit in Roscrea
The Tipperary Sports Partnership is running an Aqua Fit for the elderly at Roscrea Leisure Center from Tuesday October 4 at 12.30pm for six weeks. Price €25 (for 6 sessions) plus booking fees.
For full details please visit www.tipperarysports.ie or call (052) 6166201.
Volunteer Attraction and Retention Workshop
Tipperary Sports Partnership, in partnership with Tipperary Volunteer Centre, is delighted to launch its new Volunteer Attraction and Retention Workshop which aims to help sports clubs and organizations attract new volunteers and retain existing volunteers to support the development of their clubs and their sport in Tipperary.
A workshop will be hosted via zoom on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Booking is made via www.tipperarysports.ie
Let’s make Tipperary walk
Tipperary Sports Partnership in association with Suil Eile run two Let’s Get Tipperary Walking programmes.
These programs will be led by a qualified walking instructor each evening and will start at a distance of 4 km with small increases each week and end with a distance of 8.5 km. The cost of the program is €10 + online booking fee. Booking is made via www.tipperearysports.ie

Pioneers of Roscrea
Last Thursday evening, the Trail Blazers organized a well-attended march in the grounds of Mont Saint-Joseph Abbey.
There was a fabulous full moon that night and the group got some fantastic photos. Kudos to everyone who made the effort.
This Thursday, September 15th we will be going to the Kinnity Castle Loop in The Slieve Blooms. A moderate walk on tracks and forest trails, which is 7 km of moderate walking, in a loop, and well suited to all levels., Duration: 2 hours. Meet at the Kinnity Castle car park at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a head/hand torch.
Our next Greenway walk will be The Barrow Way on Sunday 25th September which is a 23km flat walk from Robertstown to the McCartneys Lock Bridge.
If you would like to join the group on one of their future walks you can contact Cathal on (086) 3399193 with an expression of interest or join our Roscrea Trail Blazers WhatsApp group. You will be very well received.

Roscrea Speakers Club
Our last meeting was on Thursday September 1st and was once again a very enjoyable affair providing learning and personal development for all who attended.
It was again conducted via our new hybrid format which offers members and guests the option of attending the meeting in person in our Racket Hall Hotel meeting room, or connecting via zoom through our meeting link.
We had two speeches prepared in the evening. The first speech was from Level 1 of our Pathways program and the purpose of this speech for the speaker was to teach how to write a speech with purpose on any topic, receive feedback from the meeting, and apply that learning and these comments to a second speech at a later date.
Our second speaker delivered a Level Two speech from our Pathways program, which challenged the speaker to learn and practice the skills needed to “connect with an unfamiliar audience.”
Again, positive and constructive feedback is given to the speaker by our members, and so we learn each time to improve our speaking skills and gain confidence.
The “Seans Corner” section of our meeting saw a member deliver a beautiful poem called “A great Day” by Brendan Kennelly.
During the second half of the meeting, a number of hot topics were presented to members for spontaneous discussion, without having the opportunity to prepare the response.
It challenges and teaches members to become more confident in informal settings and conversations and the topics chosen are always fun and entertaining.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 15, and all are welcome to come in person to the Racket Hall Hotel at 8 p.m., or tune in via zoom to see for yourself the learning and personal development opportunities that the Roscrea Speakers Club can offer you – to help you improve your private and professional life.
For more information and the meeting link, please contact Larry on (086) 8125427 or email [email protected]

Dimma’s books
Roscrea’s Bookstore Shop located in Vincent’s Shop on Church Street and named after Roscrea’s most famous scribe, the Monk Dimma, is very successful – some rare and discounted publications are starting to run out.
Particularly attractive are local volumes available at never-to-be-repeated prices – with volumes from John Feehan, George Cunningham, Mary McNamara, Kathleen Moloughney, Peter Byrne and others, as well as Roscrea Peoples at just €3 each and People of the Year booklets at the nominal price of one euro.
A wide variety of cookbooks, new novels and a wonderful display in a dollhouse of beautiful children’s books await you at Dimma.

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