The 27th Roscrea People of the Year Awards
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The 27th Annual Roscrea People of the Year Awards took place recently. For details including photographic memories of the event, click here
The 27th Annual Roscrea People of the Year Awards for 2013 was hosted recently. The awards have been organised and directed each year since 1987 by Roscrea People
The evening commenced with a short concert by junior Comhaltas Ros Cré.
This was followed by an illustrated presentation on aspects of Roscrea past and present by the editor of RP, George Cunningham. Castle Street was the main historical feature during the talk.
Roscrea People presentation of Book Collections to Leabharlann Mhic Ghabhann at Lismackin NS - Presentation made by Adrian Hewson
Roscrea People presentation of Book Collections to St Cronan’s Services – Presentation made by Fr Tom Corbett PP.
Fr Tom Corbett & Billy Jackson
Michael Smith presenting Mairead Ramsbottom ,Brian Colclough,Sponsor, Martina Leamy, Managher Pieta House
Roscrea Ramblers for remarkable and outstanding social occasions, giving new joy to so many.
Dick Conroy Credit Union seen here presenting Joe Coughlan
The main formalities of the evening commenced with the annual presentation of book collections to Tipperary Public Libraries, St Cronan’s Centre and this year’s school recipient Leabharlann Mhic Ghabhann at Lismackin NS. Of great significance was the fact that this year the 50,000th book was presented - a total of 50,000 books have now been presented since 1987 to various schools and institutions, locally, regionally and nationally.
Theresa Larkin for her great community spirit and her timeless efforts, through her musical talents to raise funds for charity.
Therasa Larkin, Receiving Presentation from Brian Redmond, Brian Colclough
The Roscrea Heritage Award (sponsored by RHS): Joan Murray, motivator of the annual St. Cronan’s Feast Day celebrations, prime mover of the CD. The 31 Wonders of Roscrea and former director of Roscrea Community Choir.
NO 21 Des Walsh RHS & Joan Murray
Sophie Rowland Receiving Her Presentation From Brian Colclough
Colaiste Phobal RosCre Senior Camogie Team, All Ireland Champions.
John Lupton & Clodagh Shannahan
Bernies SuperValu were the main sponsors with Roscrea Credit Union main associate sponsors. Other associate sponsors are Frank Murray Construction, Rocktop Asset Management and Roscrea Heritage Society. The Certificates are designed and sponsored by Walsh printers and are generously mounted by Redmonds photographers.
The formal presentation of the Awards follows:
The 2013 Award Winners are:
• The founders and organisers of Pieta House, Ballyhall, Roscrea for a truly magnificent achievement
• Roscrea Ramblers for remarkable and outstanding social occasions, giving new joy to so many
• Theresa Larkin for her great community spirit and her tireless efforts, through her musical talents, to raise funds for charity
• Frankie Bergin for a lifetime of service to Roscrea, particularly as organist at St Cronan’s RC and musical director of RMS for well over forty years.
• Roscrea Young person of the Year, Sophie Rowland, Sheehane winner of a National Child of Courage award.
• The Roscrea Heritage Award (sponsored by RHS): Joan Murray, motivator of the annual St Cronan’s Feast Day celebrations, prime mover of the CD, The 31 Wonders of Roscrea, and director of Roscrea Community Choir.
• Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Senior Camogie Team, All-Ireland Champions