Minister Must Urgently Expand Support For Senior Alert Scheme Pendant Alarms – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has written to the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar to urge him to expand the provision of Pendant Alarms to the elderly, particularly those in rural Ireland. Deputy McGrath was speaking as investigations continue into the savage attack and robbery of an elderly couple in Roscrea: “The events this week […]

Tipperary SPAR Stores Recognised As Best In Class At Top Of The Tree Awards

H2 Group SPAR Carrick-on-Suir and H2 Group SPAR Roscrea are among a small group of retailers from around the country who have been honoured at the fifth annual SPAR Top of the Tree Retail Awards.   The awards programme recognises best practice and outstanding retail practice in several store departments, including customer care, off-licence, butchery, […]

Exhume bodies from Seán Ross Abbey – Cllr Martin Browne

After hearing of reports of small bones being ploughed up in the 1980s Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has called for exhumation and respectful re-interment of young children buried in a mass grave in Seán Ross Abbey, Roscrea. Cllr Browne said: “With the discovery of proof that 796 young children and babies had died […]

Tipperary Enterprise Week Kicks Off In Roscrea

    Over the course of the week the Local Enterprise Office will hold 20 events at 13 Tipperary locations.  Events scheduled include Funding Workshops, an Owner Manager Networking breakfast, Business Advice Clinics, Social Media Master Classes, Intellectual Property workshop, Business Skills training courses, County Enterprise Awards and the final of the Student Enterprise Programme. […]

Summer Camps In Performance Arts To Visit Nine Tipperary Locations

Children’s nationwide performing arts network Starcamp is to host summer camps in nine Tipperary locations next July and August.   Now in its 10th year and supported once again by banana importers Fyffes, the concept of the week-long camp is to build self-esteem in boys and girls aged 4-12 through song, dance, drama and games in a […]

North Tipperary Macra Na Feirme

It has been yet another busy few weeks for Devilsbit Macra. Devilsbit Young Farmers Group: Our Young Farmers Group had another outing tonight to Jim Delahunty’s dairy farm in Carrig, Roscrea. Jim has a superb dairy set up and it was fantastic to get the opportunity to see his farm and have him speak to […]

Nicole Drought from Roscrea Wins Irish Sportswoman of The Year

Roscrea’s Nicole Drought, 22, was today announced as the winner of sportswomen.ie‘s  “Sportswoman of the Year 2016. Despite only having made her Motorsport debut two years ago, Nicole has enjoyed plenty of success, becoming the first woman to be nominated for the Motorsport Ireland Young Driver Award in 2015, the first woman to win in […]

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Roscrea’s Nicole Drought Nominated For Irish Sportswoman of The Year

Roscrea’s Nicole Drought, 22, has been nominated for Sportswoman of the Year 2016. The University of Limerick student was also recently honoured by Tipperary County Council, who presented her with a Civic Award in recognition of her achievements on the track. Having raced and won in the Irish Touring Car Championship in 2016, Nicole also made […]

Macra na Feirme Notes

Macra na Feirme Congratulations to Devilsbit Macra on hosting a fantastic weekend in Clonmore at their shave or dye and tractor run last Saturday and Sunday in aid of St Anne’s Roscrea.  This outstanding charity will benefit from the superb efforts of the organising committee, sponsors and all the people who kindly donated. Well done […]

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