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Know Your Rights: Taxation Of Social Welfare Pensions

Know Your Rights Question I am a medical card holder. I have just realised that I am paying more than the monthly cap of €25 for our family’s prescriptions. Why did this happen and can I get a refund? My partner and I are getting married next year. We are planning to travel abroad for the ceremony. What do we need to do? · 20/03/2015

Roscrea Spring Conference

Roscrea Spring Conference will take place at Mount St Joseph Cistercian Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Friday the 10th of April to Sunday the 12th of April 2015. From Mississippi to Roscrea! · 10/03/2015

Roscrea Community Diary

For All The Latest Events In Roscrea & Surrounding Areas, Please Click Here: · 10/03/2015

Roscrea St. Patricks Day Parade

Fr. Corbett To Review Roscrea’s 37th St. Patrick’s Day Parade · 09/03/2015

Launch of Strictly Cool Dancing

The Strictly “ Cool “ Dancing fund raiser is being organised by the Coolderry GAA Club and involves 16 pairs of dancers working towards a major performance on the 18th of April · 02/03/2015

Junior Tidy Towns Leads The Way In Roscrea

The Growing Phenomenon That Junior Tidy Towns Is, Continues To Grow And Involves The Young People Of The Town....Click here to read more · 02/03/2015

Celebration for the Year of Consecrated Life

Recently Mt St. Joseph’s were delighted to host the Killaloe Diocesan Celebration for the Year of Consecrated Life at the invitation of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly. · 27/02/2015

Inane Rovers U 14 Medal Presentation Night

Great evening for Inane Rovers · 14/02/2015

Roscrea Credit Union annual Schools Quiz

Roscrea Credit Union hosted it’s much anticipated annual school’s quiz recently. A big thank you to all who took part. · 14/02/2015

Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce News

Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Update Including Getting Local People Back To Work Initiative, Roscrea Enterprise Centre Development, Taro Pharmaceuticals and more · 14/02/2015

Final Day Family

A Look Back On The Hurling Career Of Michael loughnane · 10/02/2015

Remembering Owney Killoran Roscrea and Tipperary

Read a glowing tribute to one of Roscrea’s finest by Seamus O’Doherty on www.roscreaonline.com. Click here for more · 29/01/2015

Tribute To The Late Dermot Fitzgerald

Roscrea Online pays tribute to Dermot Fitzgerald compliments of Seamus O’Doherty. Click here for more · 29/01/2015

Memoires From A Week Of Light And Hope

Congratulations to all involved in the Roscrea week of Light and Hope. Photo memories of just some of the many events are available here compliments of local photographer PJ Wright · 24/01/2015

Roscrea People of the Year Awards

Congratulations to all the recipients. The 28th Awards’ evening was sponsored by Bernie’s SuperValu with associate sponsorship from Roscrea Heritage Society, Rocktop Asset Management Ltd and Roscrea Credit Union. · 24/01/2015

Tracy Cre SF Cumann Honour 1923 Victims

Tracy Cre SF Cumann Held a wreath laying ceremony recently for Patrick McNamara, Patrick Russell, Frederick Burke, Martin O Shea, who were executed in the garden of the castle in Roscrea on the 15th January 1923. · 24/01/2015

Tribute To Pat Dynan

Click here to read a tribute composed by Seamus O’ Doherty for the late Pat Dynan (1940 – 2014) · 24/01/2015

Roscrea Youth Award Winners Announced

The inaugural Roscrea Stands Up Youth awards will be held in Racket Hall Hotel on the 16th of January. A full list of the recipients is available here. Well done everyone · 13/01/2015

Your Health is Your Wealth

A very successful and informative evening took place recently in the Abbey Hall Roscrea attended by over 150 people. · 22/12/2014

Living with Grief and Loss Workshop

Recently, a group of 18 people came together in Mount Carmel Nursing Home, to learn about and reflect on Grief and Loss. · 22/12/2014

Noel Coonan Welcomes Good News For Local School

Tipperary TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the news that Sacred Heart NS, Roscrea features on the Government’s 2015 School Building Programme with their new school project going to construction in 2015. · 22/12/2014

Jack Moyney VC Honoured

the Ashbury residents association unveiled a plaque in memory and honour of Mr Jack( John ) Moyney VC who previously lived at number 9 Legion Villas · 22/12/2014

Roscrea Cardiac Responder Group

Roscrea Cardiac Responder Group are please to announce the placement of an AED on the external wall of the Abbey Hall in Roscrea. · 22/12/2014

Lighting Up At Christmas In Kennedy Park

Kennedy Park Brophy Terrace and Cois Carrig had the Lighting of their Christmas tree recently · 22/12/2014

Roscrea Credit Union Car Loans

Roscrea Credit Union has had a number of difficult years. However with the easement of lending restrictions the credit union is very much back in the lending market in Roscrea and it’s surrounds. If you are thinking of buying a car in the new year or need a loan for another reason, please do give us a call. Remember all credit union loans are on the reducing balance rate and have free loan protection insurance plus many more great features. (Terms and Conditions Apply) · 22/12/2014

Launch of Roscrea People By Author George Cunningham

Roscrea People Celebrates 40 Years plus the Roscrea People Of The Year Award winners · 22/12/2014

Great Early Christmas Present for Ashbury

Years of frustration and disappointment have been wiped away as the new footpath gets underway in Ashbury · 22/12/2014

Great Anticipation Ahead Of Roscrea Christmas CD Launch

Thursday evening the 4th of December 2014 promises to be a most special and memorable evening in Roscrea. · 22/11/2014

Roscrea Clubs Exhibition a Huge Success

Roscrea Stands Up Youth Group and Coláiste Phobal, collaborated in setting up the first ever clubs exhibition in Roscrea · 01/11/2014

Roscrea Cardiac Responders Presentation Night

Roscrea Cardiac Responders hosted their certificate and AED presentation night on Saturday last in the Auburn lounge. · 01/11/2014

Roscrea Beavers October News

The Beavers from 6th Tipperary Roscrea Scout Group have enjoyed a very busy start to the 2014 – 2015 Scout year. · 31/10/2014

Roscrea Scouts October News

Scouts receive Chief Scout Award & Bronze President Awards · 31/10/2014

Credit Union Honoured To Play Key Role in World War 1 Event

Roscrea Credit Union Honoured To Play It’s Role in Historic World War 1 Commemoration Event By Inviting Seattle Police Pipes & Drums Band To Roscrea · 04/10/2014

Culture Night in Damer House Gallery

Itsa Collective brings artists research and practice into focus for Culture Night in Roscrea · 04/10/2014

Seattle State Police Band To Help Roscrea Commemorate World

Tuesday September 30th will prove to be a very historic day for the town on Roscrea. Throughout the afternoon of the 30th a major event will commemorate all the Roscrea people who both fought and died in World War 1. · 22/09/2014

Festival Of Hurling

Roscrea GAA Club Festival Of Hurling · 20/09/2014

Meetings With Enterprise Irealnd, IDA & Minister For Justice

A number of meetings took place recently in Roscrea involving the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and The Minister For Justice, Frances Fitzgerald · 20/09/2014

Roscrea Lions Club 10K

Roscrea Lions Club recently launched their annual Charity run which will feature two independent running events. · 16/09/2014

Roscrea Credit Union News

All the latest news from Roscrea Credit Union · 16/09/2014

Kennedy Park Family Fun Day

Great Success For Family Fun Day in Kennedy Park · 13/09/2014

Minister Alan Kelly Gets Behind Roscrea

Recently Minister Kelly spent the day in Roscrea and visited a number of local community groups and organisations including, Roscrea cycling club, St. Anne’s special needs school parents association and Roscrea athletics club amongst others. · 23/08/2014

Family Fun Day In Kennedy Park

A family fun day will take place in Kennedy Park on the 31st of August 2014 with gates opening at 1pm · 23/08/2014

St. Annes S.N.S Charity Sportive

As part of St. Anne’s continuing fundraising efforts St. Anne’s are hosting a charity sportive cycle. The cycle will take place on September 28th. For more, please click here · 23/08/2014

A Positive Future For The Town Of Roscrea

This week, Roscrea resident Brian King wrote to the editors of the local papers highlighting the many positives that Roscrea has to offer. The following is the full unedited text of that letter. · 13/08/2014

Credit Unions Photography Competition

The Credit Unions of Tipperary, in conjunction with Tipperary Libraries, have just announced the launch of their extremely popular calendar photography competition, based on the theme “Tipperary Goes Wild”. · 05/08/2014

Roscrea Credit Union Quarterly Cash Draw

Cash Draw, Lending, New Volunteers & World War 1 Commemoration all featured here · 05/08/2014

New Exhibition Opens In Damer House Gallery

Opening times are from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am – 5.30pm. · 01/08/2014


Roscrea man Steve Carroll completes challenge in Spain · 01/08/2014

Cúl Camp Roscrea

Roscrea GAA played host to its annual Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp recently. · 01/08/2014


On a beautiful day recently a new display-board was erected in the entrance area of the Black Mills in Roscrea. · 01/08/2014

Kennedy Park Celebrations

Celebrating 50 Years · 01/08/2014

Bernie’s Super Valu Raise 5000 For St Annes

Bernie’s Super Valu set out at the beginning of June this year to raise e5000 for the new playground at St Anne’s School · 01/08/2014

New Roscrea Cycling Club

Roscrea Leisure Cycling group is a newly formed group, set up by local cyclists. · 15/07/2014

Launch Of Roscrea & District Events Guide 2014

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Launches Painting Scheme & Roscrea & District Events Guide 2014 · 03/06/2014

Roscrea Heritage & Walking Festival

Roscrea will this year for the first time run a heritage and walking Festival. Organised and run by the Roscrea Trail Blazers the festival will commence on Saturday the 7th of June. · 03/06/2014

Roscrea Through The Ages Officially Launched

The much anticipated launch of Roscrea Through the Ages took place on Thursday evening last in the White House, Roscrea. The website www.roscreathroughtheages.org is sponsored by Roscrea Credit Union and builds upon the fabulous success of the Roscrea Through The Ages Facebook Page. · 17/05/2014

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Update

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Set To Launch a Series Of New Initiatives · 17/05/2014

Darkness Into Light Memories 2014

Some Photo Memories Of Another Very Successful Darkness Into Light Campaign in Roscrea · 17/05/2014

Ballyskenagh Drama Group Presentations

Ballyskenagh Drama Group Presentations Took Place Recently With A Number Of Organisations Benefiting From The Groups Generosity · 17/05/2014

Roscrea Credit Union Supports Roscrea Through The Ages

Thursday the 17th of April 2014 will prove to be another historic evening in the social history of Roscrea, as a small committee of local people come together with their local Credit Union to launch a wonderful and exciting new website called “Roscrea Through The Ages”. · 05/04/2014

The official opening of the St. Vincent De Paul Shop on Chur

Congratulations to all those involved in the local St Vincent De Paul for spearheading a wonderful project that cumulated recently with the opening of their new shop in Roscrea. · 05/04/2014

St Patricks Day Parade 2014

Click Here For Photo Memories Of the Roscrea Parade 2014. All photos complimentary of local photographer PJ Wright. Thanks P.J. · 05/04/2014

Dublin launch For Roscrea BooK

George Cunningham’s ‘the Round Tower at Roscrea and its Environs’ had its Dublin launch at St Patrick’s College last week · 05/04/2014

Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz 2014

Roscrea Credit Union hosted it’s much anticipated annual school’s quiz recently. Once again the quiz attracted a massive turnout with teams from Roscrea and it’s neighbouring parishes and villages all taking part. · 15/03/2014

The Launch of The Round Tower at Roscrea And Its Environs

The launch of this fascinating new book took place recently. The official launch was performed by Richard Purcell ocso whose speech and photos of the event can be accessed here · 15/03/2014

Roscrea Credit Union Annual Poster Competition

Roscrea Credit Union recently announced the local winners of the 30th ILCU annual Poster Competition. · 15/03/2014

RCTLC Sports Awards 2014

The 2014 RCTLC Sports Awards Took Place Recently. For Photo Memories, Please Click Here · 15/03/2014

Roscrea Hurling Club News

Lotto, Training & Membership 2014 · 01/02/2014

Week Of light Soccer Tournament

Click here for memories from the very well organised week of light football tournament. · 01/02/2014

Week Of light Art Competition

Memories from the week of light art competition. Well done to all who participated. · 01/02/2014

The 27th Roscrea People of the Year Awards

The 27th Annual Roscrea People of the Year Awards took place recently. For details including photographic memories of the event, click here · 01/02/2014

Coolderry Supports Fr. Christy Kennedy’s Mission in the Phil

The Fundraising Concert for Fr. Christy Kennedy’s Philippine Mission will be held on Sun Feb 9th 2014 at 8.00p.m. sharp in Shinrone · 01/02/2014

Most Anticipated Book On Roscrea In Years Set To Launch Soon

One of the most eagerly awaited book’s to capture a significant part of the history of Roscrea will be launched soon. Acclaimed Author George Cunningham has a wonderful pre-publication offer. For more click here. · 01/02/2014

Roscrea Credit Union Latest News

News From Your local Credit Union Including Latest Cash Draw Winners · 11/01/2014

Roscrea People of the Year 2013

The 27th People of the Year Awards 2013 will be presented at the Abbey Hall on Tuesday the 14th of January 2014 · 18/12/2013

Support For Roscrea Christmas Lights:

In the coming days all businesses in the town will receive a letter with regards the Christmas Lights. · 18/12/2013

Taste Of Roscrea 2013

Memories From Another Very Successful “Taste Of Roscrea” Christmas Festival. · 18/12/2013

Searching For Inspiration

The Book by Joseph Putti, ‘Searching for Inspiration?’, was very successfully launched on Saturday last · 16/12/2013

Roscrea Author Launches Peter Black

John Lupton Jnr’s first novel “Peter Black – The Trials” was launched by his friend, historian, literary enthusiast and local author, Adrian Hewson, in Roscrea’s Abbey Hall · 16/12/2013

Literary Adventure Promised At Roscrea Book Launch.

Local author to launch new adventure novel · 05/12/2013

Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Pay Parking

Local businesses gathered in the Racket Hall Hotel on Wednesday week last to discuss “Pay Parking” proposals in Roscrea. · 29/11/2013

Gothic Ireland explored at Roscrea at the 53rd Roscrea Conf

A large and appreciative audience from all over the island of Ireland enjoyed the in depth exploration of Gothic Architecture in Ireland from the middle ages to the nineteenth century during the 53rd Roscrea conference at the Cistercian Abbey of Mt St Joseph recently · 14/11/2013


Roscrea Tidy Towns 2013 Year In Review · 14/11/2013

NEWS - Tidy Towns


Roscrea Cinema Project Now More Than Just A Dream.

Chairman of the “Bring A Cinema To Roscrea” Committee Brian king, has thanked County Manager, Joe McGrath, Rosemary Joyce and North Tipperary County Council in general for their foresight in allowing the “Bring A Cinema To Roscrea” Committee the use of the former Roscrea Courthouse to help the dream of securing a community cinema for Roscrea a reality. · 08/11/2013

From Roscrea to New Guinea

The book was launched by former EU Commissioner, Charlie McCreevy, at Racket Hall Hotel, recently. · 08/11/2013

Major Entertainment Fundraiser In Aid Of Pieta House Roscrea

A major fundraiser in aid of Pieta House will take place in Roscrea on Monday evening the 21st of October at 9.30pm in “The Stand Pub Roscrea”. · 07/10/2013

53rd Roscrea Conference Celebrates Gothic Ireland

The 53rd Roscrea Conference will take place from Friday, November 1st to Sunday November 3rd. The theme of this year’s autumn conference is “Gothic Ireland: from the middle ages to the nineteenth century · 07/10/2013

Bronze Medal For Roscrea Tidy Towns

This is the first time Roscrea Has won a bronze medal for overall improvements and also won a national tree award for tree planting in and around Roscrea · 28/09/2013

Farewell to Rev Lesley Robinson

This week we say Farewell to Rev Lesley Robinson, priest in charge in the Church of Ireland Roscrea · 28/09/2013

The Birth Exchange Project Now Open

Damer House Gallery is happy to announce the opening of The Birth Exchange Project, an exhibition highlighting the work of 29 international Woman Print makers . · 28/09/2013

Damer House Gallery

The Birth Exchange Project Now Open · 28/09/2013

Farewell to Rev Lesley Robinson

This week we say Farewell to Rev Lesley Robinson, priest in charge in the Church of Ireland Roscrea who leaves to take up her new Ministry in Clontarf · 28/09/2013

Pieta House is launched in Roscrea

Opening the new centre, the founder of the organisation Joan Freeman said that the people behind Pieta House in Roscrea were deeply passionate about their work · 28/09/2013

SVP President Visits Roscrea

The National President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Mr. Geoff Meagher, recently visited Roscrea’s St. Cronan’s conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society · 28/09/2013



Roscrea Beo a Great Success

Memories Of Another Great Beo Festival Available Here · 31/08/2013

End Austerity

SVP calls for end to Austerity · 29/08/2013

leaving Cert Students at Colaiste Phobal Roscrea

Congratulations to all the students in the community who received their leaving cert results recently. Local photographer PJ Wright was on hand to capture some of the big day moments · 17/08/2013

Roscrea SVP Look To The Future

Roscrea St Vincent de Paul are opening a quality clothes and bric-a-brac shop in the town’s Church Street where quality goods will be sold at attractive prices · 17/08/2013

Roscrea Beo Festival Updates

All the latest news in the build up to this year’s festival which runs from the 22nd to the 25th of August · 02/08/2013

Roscrea Summerfest A Great Success

For memories of the Roscrea Summerfest, please click here · 02/08/2013

Catherina McKiernan launches the 2013 Tipperary Women’s Mini

North Tipperary Sports Partnership and South Tipperary Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that the 2013 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon · 02/08/2013

Pop Up Shop ’Art Gallery’ in Roscrea

Members of the Roscrea Creative Arts Group who meet weekly at North Tipperary LEADER Partnership in Roscrea will exhibit their paintings and wood carvings in Rosemary Street, Roscrea between August 2nd and August 9th next · 27/07/2013

Friends And Docents Of The Hunt Museum Explore Roscrea

ROSCREA’S 31st Wonder of the World, Monahincha Abbey, was visited by a group of thirty historians from the Hunt Museum last week, who were treated to a guided tour by Roscrea Historian George Cunningham. · 13/07/2013

Cancer Fundraiser A Huge Success

Caroline Creamer Reflects On Her Wonderful Initiative To Help Raise Funds For Cancer Research · 13/07/2013

Roscrea Dog Show

Well Done To All Who took Part In The Recent Roscrea SPCA Dog Show · 03/07/2013

Best Wishes To Roscrea United

Roscrea United Official Opening · 03/07/2013

Minster Reilly Visits Roscrea

Minister James Reilly On A Recent Visit To Roscrea · 03/07/2013

Corville school 6th Class Awards and Graduation

Corville National School 6th Class Awards and Graduation took place recently. Click here for more · 28/06/2013

Roscrea Summerfest

Roscrea Summerfest 2013 will take place on July 28th. Click here for all the exciting news. · 28/06/2013

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Update:

The Roscrea Enhancement Plan committee would like to thank all the agencies currently involved in making great improvements to our town · 28/06/2013

GAA President Helps Raise Green Flag at Dromakeenan NS

On Monday last Liam O Neill, President of the GAA arrived in Scoil Chronain Naofa, Dromakeenan · 28/06/2013


Latest Update From Roscrea Tidy Towns · 15/06/2013

St Anne’s Annual Golf Classic 2013

The 24th Annual St. Anne’s Golf Classic will take place on Saturday, June 29th 2012 at Roscrea Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and bookings can be made by contacting 087 2037700 · 15/06/2013

Roscrea Dog Show

Memories From Another Great Year · 15/06/2013

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Gets the Green Light

The much anticipated launch of the Roscrea Enhancement Plan took place in the majestic surrounds of the Roscrea Castle Complex, Roscrea on Friday last. · 07/06/2013


A group of local retailers have launched ‘Love Roscrea’ a campaign to encourage shopping in locally owned businesses. · 07/06/2013

Killavilla United Annual Golf Classic

The Killavilla United Annual Golf Classic took place recently. For winners and memories of the event, please click here. · 03/06/2013


Judging Set To Commence For This Year’s Annual Competition. what can you do to help? · 03/06/2013

Ballyskenach Drama Group Fundraising Event

Click Here For Photos Of Recent Ballyskenach Drama Group Fundraising Event · 23/05/2013

Some Quick Wins For Roscrea Enhancement Plan

As the Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan moves towards its official launch, on Friday May 31st, it’s Chairman Brian king was able to demonstrate this week some great work that has already commenced as a result of the plan. · 23/05/2013

Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Of Paintings Opens At Mount Saint Joseph Abbey, Roscrea. · 04/05/2013

Tidy Towns Spring Clean

Photos From The Recent Roscrea Tidy Towns Spring Clean. a big Thank Yo To All Who Helped on The Night · 03/05/2013

Roscrea 800 celebrated in Style

Roscrea 800 was celebrated at the 52nd Roscrea Conference at Mount St Joseph Abbey, last recently · 03/05/2013

Roscrea Tidy Towns Notes:

All the latest news (Spring 2013) from Roscrea Tidy Towns · 15/04/2013

Clonslisk National School Contest Schools Quiz Final:

Roscrea Credit Union are very proud of Clonlisk National School who contested the National Credit Union’s School’s Quiz Final on Sunday last in the RDS Dublin · 15/04/2013

Roscrea Goes live Around The World

Memories Of St Patrick’s Day Mass Which Was Televised live On RTE1. The Event Was Organised By Rosrea Comhaltas. Well Done To All involved · 27/03/2013

Tidy Towns Poster Competition Awards

Congratulations To All This Year’s Tidy Towns Poster Competition Winners · 27/03/2013

Scoil Eoin Book launch:

Well Done To everyone In Scoil Eoin On Thier Involvment With “The Tale Of Clever Patrick & The Golden Grove Leprechaun” · 27/03/2013

Roscrea Community Employment Forum

Roscrea Community Employment Forum is an amalgamation of 13 voluntary groups in the Roscrea and district community. · 15/03/2013

Roscrea Enhancement Plan Near Completion

The Chairman of the Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan, Brian King has announced this week that the final draft of the Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan will be formally adopted by the stakeholders at a meeting in March. · 01/03/2013

Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Review

The following is just a brief synopsis of another extremely busy and productive year for Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce. · 08/02/2013

Roscrea People of the Year Night

Memories From The Rosrea People Of The Year Awards · 08/02/2013

Roscrea Golf Club News And Results

All the latest news and results including photos from Roscrea Golf Club · 08/09/2012

Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Review

The following is just a brief synopsis of another extremely busy and productive year for Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce. · 07/01/2012

John Moyney

Roscrea History Section · 10/08/2009

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Information for advertisers · 30/09/2005

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