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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”. This time around, they are seeking entries relating to photographs of areas or scenes which give a flavour of the vast array of wildlife to be found around the county. Photos can include people or special places but the principal focus must be on a wildlife feature. Roscrea Credit Union plays an active role in the “Tipperary Credit Unions Marketing Alliance” which spearheads this competition.  Manager of Roscrea Credit Union, Brian king commented this week on the success of the calendar and the competition over the years.  He said that the calendar is widely regarded as not only one of the best credit union annual projects in the country but also a very important annual initiative in promoting Tipperary on both a local and a global scale.  Brian King said Roscrea and it’s surrounds is full of brilliant photographers and he encouraged them all to enter this year’s competition which apart from having a great prize also offers the opportunity to promote Roscrea as part of the “Tipperary Goes Wild” theme.

Following an independent judging process, the 12 best photos will be selected for inclusion in the 2015 Calendar published and distributed through Credit Union offices and Tipperary Libraries branches throughout the county. Last year, more than 18,000 calendars were produced, with many of them finding their way to Tipperary expatriates all over the world.
In addition to production of the calendar, Tipperary Libraries have also mounted a number of significant exhibitions around the county based on previous years’ entries and aim to continue this promotion of the arts into the future.

Competition details and rules can be found in your local Credit Union or Library branch. Entries are invited from all who have an interest in photographing the wildlife features of their home place. There is no entry fee, and four major prizes, to the value of €1,200, will be awarded, along with framed copies of their work to the winning entrants.

Photographs –maximum of six per entrant - may be submitted electronically in a format which will give a high-resolution end-product to mytipperary@gmail.com . They may also be submitted to your local credit union or branch library, in hard copy or on disc in a sealed envelope with your name and address, and marked “Photography Competition 2014”. Closing date for receipt of entries is September 30th 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”. This time around, they are seeking entries relating to photographs of areas or scenes which give a flavour of the vast array of wildlife to be found around the county. Photos can include people or special places but the principal focus must be on a wildlife feature. Roscrea Credit Union plays an active role in the “Tipperary Credit Unions Marketing Alliance” which spearheads this competition.  Manager of Roscrea Credit Union, Brian king commented this week on the success of the calendar and the competition over the years.  He said that the calendar is widely regarded as not only one of the best credit union annual projects in the country but also a very important annual initiative in promoting Tipperary on both a local and a global scale.  Brian King said Roscrea and it’s surrounds is full of brilliant photographers and he encouraged them all to enter this year’s competition which apart from having a great prize also offers the opportunity to promote Roscrea as part of the “Tipperary Goes Wild” theme.

Following an independent judging process, the 12 best photos will be selected for inclusion in the 2015 Calendar published and distributed through Credit Union offices and Tipperary Libraries branches throughout the county. Last year, more than 18,000 calendars were produced, with many of them finding their way to Tipperary expatriates all over the world.
In addition to production of the calendar, Tipperary Libraries have also mounted a number of significant exhibitions around the county based on previous years’ entries and aim to continue this promotion of the arts into the future.

Competition details and rules can be found in your local Credit Union or Library branch. Entries are invited from all who have an interest in photographing the wildlife features of their home place. There is no entry fee, and four major prizes, to the value of €1,200, will be awarded, along with framed copies of their work to the winning entrants.

Photographs –maximum of six per entrant - may be submitted electronically in a format which will give a high-resolution end-product to mytipperary@gmail.com . They may also be submitted to your local credit union or branch library, in hard copy or on disc in a sealed envelope with your name and address, and marked “Photography Competition 2014”. Closing date for receipt of entries is September 30th 2014.

 


Roscrea Credit Union Quarterly Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Cash Draw took place recently.  
The overall winner of the grand prize of €10,000.00 was Nicola Crampton who had plenty of well wishers and family support on the night.  Other winners included Dearbhail Carroll (€4000.00), James Byrne (€3000.00), Patrick & Jane Marks (€2000.00), Patrick Hennessy (€1500.00), Sandy Keeshan (€1000.00), Catherine McLoughlin Graig (€1000.00), Thomas Deegan (€1000.00), Darren Landy (€1000.00), Fidelma O’Reilly (€1000.00).

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in September. Call into the credit union or check out www.roscreacu.ie for details on how to join.



Congratulations to Nicola Crampton winner of €10,000.00 in the latest Roscrea Credit Union Cash Draw.  Nicola is pictured here with supporters, credit union personnel including new Chairman Sean Hogan and fellow cash draw winners.

 


World War 1 Commemoration


The Credit Union has put in place a committee that will host a World War 1 commemoration afternoon on Tuesday September 30th 2014.  Through Hugh Keane who has served on the Credit Union for many years the committee is working with one of America’s leading pipe bands who have voluntarily given a commitment to attend and play for the people of Roscrea as part of a ceremony that will be put together by the credit union and it’s members.  More details will be announced soon.


Lending


The Credit Union was delighted to announce to it’s members recently that lending restrictions were eased considerably in recent weeks.  We are therefore in a position to try and satisfy more demand provided members meet the loan application eligibility requirements.  The Credit Union needs the support of it’s members and appreciates the loyalty of it’s members.  We would also encourage new members to join the credit union.  For more information on our products and services please review the products and services section of this website


Roscrea Credit Union Quarterly Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Cash Draw took place recently.  
The overall winner of the grand prize of €10,000.00 was Mary O’Carroll who had plenty of well wishers and family support on the night.  Other winners included Kathleen Liffey (€4000.00), Edel O’Hara (€3000.00), Jamie Baggott (€2000.00), Kathleen Fitzgerald (€1500.00), Fergus Farrelly (€1000.00), Renie Hewson (€1000.00), Siobhan Dwyer (€1000.00), Liam Grant (€1000.00), Mary Dunne (€1000.00).


M.C for the evening was the Manager of Roscrea Credit Union, Brian King.  Brian King thanked all those in attendance for their support of the draw and their support of their local credit union.  Brian King thanked Marie Carroll, Mary Crean, and Rosaleen Ryan in particular for all their help.  Also thanked was the Chairman of the Credit Union, Patsy Treacy who makes time for each draw and local photographer P.J Wright who also attends each draw.  Brian King encouraged the winners to if at all possible shop local with their winnings.  Brian King said that Roscrea is very dependent upon local retailers for creating and maintaining employment in the town so it was vital that where possible “we support local and that we shop local”. 

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in March. Call into the credit union or check out www.roscreacu.ie for details on how to join.


Roscrea Walking Festival


Roscrea Credit Union is delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Roscrea and Heritage walking festival which takes place on June 7th.  We wish all involved every success and congratulate lead co-ordinator Cathal McNicholas in particular for all his work.


New Volunteers:


The Board of Roscrea Credit Union through it’s Nominations Committee is seeking members who want to make a difference in their credit union by serving on one of their numerous committees.

In particular the credit union is looking for people skilled in the following areas:-  Information Technology, Finance, Legal, Auditing, Marketing, Youth Promotion, Approving Credit and Credit Collection skills.

The Credit Union will select nominees from the pool of members who have submitted the appropriate forms which will be allocated to those interested and who can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Committee, good character, fiscal responsibility, a commitment to serve as a volunteer in the best interests of their fellow credit union members, and the willingness and ability to fulfill the responsibilities of a volunteer. 

Nominees must be members in good standing with the credit union.  The Nominations Committee will then conduct it’s due diligence and determine a candidate’s suitability for nomination by reviewing the information submitted by the candidate and by interviewing the candidate.

For more information please send an email with your name, address and some background information to volunteers@roscreacu.ie


Roscrea Through the Ages


As many members will already know the credit union was very much involved in the launch of the fantastic website Roscrea Through the Ages.  The website continues to grow and we would encourage everyone to check it out for themselves at www.roscreathroughtheages.org


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.  The walks that form part of the festival are for every level and range from the gentle stroll around Glasderry Lake to the more energetic Obama Trail from near Moneygall over the Devils Bit. All walks will be led by local people who will show you parts of Roscrea that most of us rarely get to see. Each walk will also include a talk about the rich heritage that one of Ireland’s oldest towns has to offer.



Pictured at the launch of the first Roscrea Heritage and Walking Festival are members of Roscrea Credit Union and Tesco who are sponsors of the event, together with Cathal McNicholas the co-ordinator.

L/R

Cathal McNicholas (Event Co-Ordinator), Tracy Hynes (Youth Officer, RCU), Louis Cooley (Director, RCU), Brian King (Manager, RCU), Mairead Ramsbottom (Tesco), Dick Conroy (Director RCU), Liam Phelan (Vice Chairman, RCU)

Lead organiser, Cathal Mc Nicholas said this week that he was really looking forward to what promises to be a great weekend.  Cathal spoke at length about the great work that has gone into making the first heritage walking festival in Roscrea a reality.  Cathal pointed out that the organisers in particular want to encourage the young and more senior members within our community to join us on our walks.  Cathal was also grateful for the support of local sponsors including Roscrea Credit Union, Tesco’s and Mulrooneys Gala.  Cathal said that without their generous support and funding the festival would never have got of the ground.

Manager of Roscrea Credit Union and Chairman of the Roscrea Enhancement Group, Brian King congratulated Cathal and his committee on bringing this project to fruition.  Brian king said that the credit union had got behind the project at the later end of last year and were delighted to see the project coming together.  From a town enhancement point of view, Brian King said that projects like this are exactly what the Enhancement Committee love to see happening. Brian king said the project is a perfect example of local people demonstrating great leadership to make something really positive happen that will be of enormous benefit to the local community and hopefully in time will become a major annual event that will also be of a major benefit to the local economy. 

Registration for each walk will take place at the Scouts Hall, Roscrea, where refreshment will be served after each walk takes place.  The festival promises to be a most enjoyable experience, and all participants are guaranteed a great welcome.

For any questions involving any of the walks you can contact Cathal Mc Nicholas on 0505 24845,  Mobile 086 3399193 or email walkinireland@live.ie


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.



The launch night was a fitting tribute to the great work of the organising committee, and the sponsors who are confident that the website will go from strength to strength.
Opening proceedings was Joe Coughlan who together with Joe Moloughney and Sharon Edwards inspired the Facebook page that is now complimented by the fantastic new website.

Joe invited everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening.  Joe recalled that Roscrea Through The Ages came about after he wrote a piece in the Roscrea People in 2011 about the executions in Roscrea Castle during the civil war.  Joe said that after writing that piece it occurred to him that all these stories should be written down so that they were never forgotten and so that the younger generations in particular could learn from.  This inspired Joe to meet with Joe Moloughney and Sharon and the Facebook Page was formed and now has 1400 members.

Some of the stories featured on the facebook page and the website include the runaway train, the life of Daisy Bates who was born in Roscrea, John Moyney who won World War 1 honours in addition to stories about the civil war in Ireland and the famine.
Joe thanked all those who have made contributions to date and said he welcomed all photos and stories with a Roscrea connection.

In December 2013  Joe approached  Brian King from Roscrea Credit Union with the idea of setting up a website so that there  would a be a more permanent record of these articles for students and locals into the future and that all this would not be lost. Joe said that Brian was very enthusiastic about this and when he put it to the credit union board they got behind the committee and the project 100%.  Brian then introduced Joe to Dick Conroy whose Trojan work and technical experience ensured that the website was set up.

One of the advantages of the website will be that the committee can put extended versions of some of it’s facebook page features on it.  Another advantage of the website is that the committee can put up galleries of photos by local people.  In particular Joe was grateful for the use of the Billy Delaney Collection which captured so much of Roscrea’s social history from the past.  Joe thanked the Delaney family and particularly Billy’s wife Josie who was present for the launch.
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oe then thanked Brian Redmond who has been capturing Roscrea events since the 70’s and he thanked Herbie Moynan and John and Ann-Marie O Meara for their contributions.
Joe had a very special welcome for Kathleen Moloughney who was in attendance to launch the website.  Kathleen is a great collector of folk history and traditions of Roscrea and Joe said that he hoped that we can add to and benefit from Kathleen’s wealth of knowledge for many years to come.

Joe had a very special welcome for his friend Joe  Hargrove and his wife Carol. Joe Hargrove is a grandnephew of Daisy Bates and he attended the launch and spoke on the night about he’s connection to Daisy Bates.  Others in attendance that would add to the launch night were thanked by Joe and they included Joe Moloughney who would deliver a poem later in the night, Colin Williams and Sinead Brown who would sing, Tom Stapleton who delivered a very emotional talk about his grandfather, Sean Gleeson who sang the Roscrea Rose and Sharon Edwards who told the story of the famine orphans.  Joe Himself who would sing an emotional song about one of the orphans called “The Ballad of Theresa Hughes”

Joe Coughlan then invited Brian King the Manager of Roscrea Credit Union to address the audience.  Brian welcomed everyone once again on behalf of the Credit Union.  Brian congratulated the committee including the two Joe’s and Sharon and said that their facebook initiative had certainly built upon some great social media projects unique to Roscrea in recent times all of which have helped lift the profile of the town and instil a sense of pride and passion in us all.  Therefore Brian said it would be remiss of him not to compliment the Shanahan family and Sean Hogan all of whom were at the launch for their success to date with their Facebbok Page “Well Kid, I’m from Roscrea”.
Brian King said that the Credit Union was delighted to be involved with this project.  As regards the financing of the site, Brian said that the Credit Union like most organisations and businesses were very mindful of costs and while the credit union continues to be supportive of many local clubs, organisations and projects it must do so in a very practical and prudent manner.  In this regard Brian said he approached Dick Conroy a Director with Roscrea Credit Union and rather than having to pay a web design company, Dick epitomised the very ethos of the credit union and voluntarism by agreeing to voluntarily give he’s expertise to help put a website together.  Brian said that the result is something that web designers across the world would be envious of.  Brian thanked Dick who he described as one of many unsung heroes living in our midst in Roscrea.  Brian who is also the Chair of the Roscrea Enhancement Plan Committee said that the “Roscrea Through The Ages website” is something the committee fully endorse and that it complements two exciting projects that will be launched by the enhancement committee in the near future.  With a number of prospective local election candidates present, Brian challenged those present to support projects such as “Roscrea Through the Ages”, “the Roscrea Enhancement Plan” and most importantly develop job creation incentives for our town.

As regards the Credit Union, Brian thanked all the credit union members present for their support over the past four years in which their credit union has gone through a lot of change.  Brian acknowledges that it has been a very difficult few years for the current board of directors and staff but most of all he said it has been a most difficult time for credit union members and that the credit union fully acknowledges this. Brian spoke about the challenges and changes the credit union has embraced. As the credit union works towards it’s outstanding Agm’s, Brian said it was important to stress once again that the credit union was lending and that no stone would be left unturned to ensure all loans are repaid.   In conclusion Brian once again thanked all involved in the Roscrea Through The Ages Project and said that their was an onus on us all and in particular our teachers and local businesses and organsiations to show leadership in our community which will help safeguard the future of our town by instilling a sense of pride and passion in our younger generation so that they respect their town and help it grow and prosper.  Brian King said that Roscrea Through The Ages is a powerful tool and will help achieve this while leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come to learn and benefit from.

For the remainder of the launch the audience was thrilled with poems, songs, ballads, stories and recollections. The final and most important honour of the evening was left to local historian Kathleen Moloughney who pressed the magic button and declared www.roscreathroughtheages.org officially launched.  Dick Conroy and Joe Coughlan then gave an overview of the many aspects of the website before a final presentation was made to both Kathleen and Josie Delaney who was celebrating her birthday that day.   Congratulations to all involved in a most memorable holy Thursday evening.


 


Roscrea Credit Union As Irish As St. Patricks Day


Roscrea Credit Union As Irish As St. Patrick’s Day
Roscrea Credit Union welcomed 171 new members in the past year

Future looks bright as credit union develops to meet the needs of its members


St Patrick’s Day brings Irish communities around the world together for a celebration of our unique heritage. This is a special time for Roscrea Credit Union as we too celebrate our involvement in the local community and thank our 14,000 members for their support over the past forty seven years.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2014 Roscrea Credit Union will host a member’s morning on Friday the 14th of March from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Throughout the morning refreshments will be served and a number of spot prizes will be on offer.

Roscrea Credit Union has been serving the people of Roscrea and it’s neighbouring parishes and villages for the past forty seven years, providing affordable and accessible financial services to its members. Now with approximately 14,000 members, a number which is increasing each year, we are continuing to give back to our local community.

In 2013 we provided a little over €1,200,000 in modest loans to our growing membership. These are small modest loans for things like education, back to school, communions, Christmas, a new car - the simple things in life. In 2014 we hope to be able to do the same for our members as we continue to try and meet the growing needs of our members.

Over the past number of years we have continued to invest in the local community despite the economic woes. We currently support many local clubs and organisations as well as local schools and local projects.   Over the next few weeks we will be announcing the launch of “Roscrea Through The Ages Website” to complement the existing and very popular Facebook Page of the same name.  The Credit Union is also involved in the sponsorship of what promises to be a very exciting walking/cycling festival which will take place in June and plans are already progressing with regards the Credit Union helping stage what will be a very important World War 1 commemoration in September of this year. In addition to all this the Credit Union will once again this year be one of the main sponsors of the Roscrea St Patrick’s Day Parade and the Credit Union is also looking forward to working once again in 2014 with the local Tidy Towns Committee on a project that will enhance the overall appearance of the town.

As we come together as a community to celebrate this very Irish day, we want to remind people that your credit union is there to help you as it has been through the years. For information on savings, loans, budgeting, money management advice, it’s as easy as visiting our office and speaking to a member of staff.




Roscrea People Awards:


The Roscrea People Awards take place on Tuesday next the 14th of January at 7.30pm in the Abbey Hall, Roscrea.  Roscrea Credit union as associated sponsors of this great annual event would encourage as many people as possible to come out and support the recipients.  Congratulations to all the award winners and best wishes to those involved in organising the event.


Quarterly Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Christmas Cash Draw took place recently.  
The overall winner of the grand prize of €10,000.00 was Michele Foyle who was joined on the night by her husband Brendan.  Other winners included Anthony Carroll (€4500.00), Tracey Cummins (€3500.00), Teresa Delaney (€3000.00), Raymond Flanagan (€2000.00), Patrick Dooley (€1000.00), Adrian Kelly (€1000.00), Roger Kenny (€1000.00), Seamus Bergin (€1000.00), Patrick Flanagan (€1000.00).

M.C for the evening was the Manager of Roscrea Credit Union, Brian King.  Brian King thanked all those in attendance for their support of the draw and their support of their local credit union.  Brian King thanked Marie Carroll, Mary Crean, and Rosaleen Ryan in particular for all their help with the draw throughout the year.  Also thanked was the Chairman of the Credit Union, Patsy Treacy who makes time for each draw and local photographer P.J Wright who also attends each draw.  Brian King encouraged the winners to if at all possible shop local in the run up to Christmas.  Brian King said that Roscrea is very dependent upon local retailers for creating and maintaining employment in the town so it was vital that where possible “we support local and that we shop local”.  Brian also congratulated two of the town’s latest authors namely Liam Doran and John Lupton.  To help encourage both, the credit union also gave each participant in the draw a copy of Liam and John’s new book and again credit union members were encouraged to purchase additional books from local retailers in the build up to Christmas.  

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in March. Call into the credit union or check out www.roscreacu.ie for details on how to join.
 


Supporting The Philippines Disaster Fund


Roscrea Credit Union would like to thank all it’s members for supporting the credit union’s recent fundraiser to help all those affected by the recent disaster in the Philippines.  Almost €1000.00 was raised thanks to your generosity.  The winner of the hamper used as part of the fundraiser was Mary Nolan.


Thanks To Local Schools


Roscrea Credit Union was very grateful to the warm welcomed extended to their Youth officer Tracy Hynes who visited as many local schools as possible in the build up to Christmas in the company of Santa Claus and one or two of the North Pole elves.  The Credit Union are also grateful to the local Fire Brigade for providing an escort for the two days of visits and sincere thanks again to our local photographer P.J Wright who not only takes some great photos on the excursion each year but is also a great help to Santa Claus and the Credit Union.



Christmas Calendars:


Once again the Credit Union Christmas Calendar has proved to be a huge success.  The Calendar is produced each year by the Tipperary Credit Unions Marketing Alliance.  Now in its tenth year the fantastic calendar continues to go from strength to strength receiving widespread applause both locally and internationally.  Joining forces two years ago with Tipperary Libraries to help promote the calendar has proved very successful.  The photos selected each year are part of an annual competition.  While Roscrea had no winners this year we would encourage any of our members with any interest in photography to participate in next year’s competition.  Not only does the calendar promote credit union it also promotes the communities and areas we live so. In years to come the calendars will become a lasting and important social and illustrative history of the times we live in.  Such has been the success of the calendar that the Tipperary Credit Unions are investigating the possibility of establishing a website and publishing a book to capture the tremendous work that has been recorded to date.


Cash Draw:


The December Cash Draw will take place in the coming days and all the winners will be announced soon.  The credit union will be encouraging the winners to shop local as does the credit union encourage all members and all people to shop local particularly this Christmas.


Santa Claus Visits:


For the second time this year Santa Claus will return to the credit union later in the week and join the credit union elves as they make their yearly trip to as many of the schools in the locality as possible.  We would like to thank all involved once again for their efforts this year.


Taste Of Roscrea Success:


Congratulations to all the organisers of the “Taste Of Roscrea” festival.  The Credit Union was delighted to not only be associated sponsors of the event but also to have a presence at the event.  In this regard the directors and staff are very grateful to all those that visited our stand and took the time to learn more about your local credit union.  The winners of the Christmas prizes on offer at the credit union stand were Jim Dockery, Emma Moloughney and Grace Hogan.

Roscrea Credit Union were associated sponsors of this year’s “Taste Of Roscrea”.  Once again the Credit Union was on hand this year to kick of the event by inviting Santa Claus and two of he’s elves to the launch of the festival on Thursday evening last.  Pictured with Santa and the elves are Michael Smith (Festival Organiser), Brian King (Manager Of Roscrea Credit Union) and Rosaleen Ryan (Roscrea Credit Union Festival Co-Ordinator)

Roscrea Credit Union was delighted to play a major part in the staging of the official lighting of the “Christmas Lights” once again this year in Roscrea.


Roscrea People Awards


The Roscrea People 2013 Edition was launched recently containing the names of all those who will receive their award at a special ceremony early in the new year.  Both the magazine and the awards ceremony are among the very best in this country and the credit union congratulates all those involved and especially the 2013 award recipients.


Credit Union Poster Competition


Once again there was a great response to the annual poster competition.  Judging is currently taking place and the winners will be announced soon.


Credit Control


Some of our members may have noticed some national statistics recently which will reflect on how Roscrea Credit Union is managing it’s credit control operations. In the interest of all our members The Credit Union has a “no nonsense” approach to this key area of credit union activity.  Judgements, instalment orders etc are have been obtained to help ensure that all debts owed are repaid.

We would remind members in arrears that they must communicate and engage with their credit union, otherwise the full rigors of the legal system will be enforced so as to protect your fellow members and the credit union.  We would also encourage members that feel they are going to have difficulty with their loan in the near future to come and talk to us as early as possible.  Members that engage with the credit union will always get a fair hearing. 


Roscrea Hurling Club U14 Sponsorship


 


Roscrea Credit Union was delighted to sponsor a set of jerseys for the Roscrea U14 Hurling team.  Brian King (Manager Of Roscrea Credit Union) is pictured here presenting the jerseys to the Secretary of Roscrea Juvenile Hurling Club, Mark McLoughlin.

L/R  Front:

Luke Cashin, Jason Gilmartin, Mark McLoughlin , Brian King, Eoin Dooley , Liam Seacy,

Back:  

Dermot Maloney, Siobhan Maloney, David Dooley , Pat Mc Gee


Congratulations to Monica Williams


 

 

Congratulations to Monica Williams winner of a new Apple I-Pad in a recent competition hosted by the Tipperary Credit Unions Marketing Alliance.  Brian King, Manager of Roscrea Credit Union and a committee member was delighted to help present the prize to Monica who is a member of Roscrea Credit Union.

L/R Alice Brislane, (Nenagh Credit Union), Monica Williams, Brian king (Roscrea Credit Union) and Michael Fogarty (Templemore Credit Union)


 


Clonakenny GAA Club Sponsorship


 

 

Clonakenny GAA Club recently agreed a three year sponsorship deal with Roscrea Credit Union.  Pictured at the recent sponsorship and jersey presentation are Patsy Treacy (Roscrea Credit Union), Declan O’Dwyer (Secretary Clonakenny GAA Club), Niall Matthews (Clonakenny GAA Club), Deirdre Hogan (Roscrea Credit Union), Tomas Matthews (Clonakenny GAA Club), Tracy Hynes (Roscrea Credit Union), Willie Ryan (Clonakenny GAA Club), Sean Hogan (Roscrea Credit Union) Brian King (Roscrea Credit Union).

 


Best Wishes To Taste of Roscrea


Roscrea Credit Union are delighted to announce its associated sponsorship of the “Taste of Roscrea” festival, once again this year.  The festival was a tremendous success last year and is something the credit union believes will go from strength to strength each year.  Once again this year the Credit Union will be inviting “Santa Claus” to the event and like last year the credit union elves will be in attendance.  The Credit Union would like to take this opportunity to wish the organising committee every success with the event.

 


Easing Of Lending Restrictions:


As members of Roscrea Credit Union will be aware, for the past few years the Central Bank has imposed lending restrictions on the credit union.

These restrictions did not mean that the credit union stopped lending.  What it did mean however was the credit union could not meet member demand.  Despite this, since August alone, Roscrea Credit Union has lent close to €450,000.00, the most of which we envisage has been circulated back into the local economy.

Roscrea Credit Union is happy to announce an easement of current lending restrictions particularly in relation to secured lending.  If you have shares in Roscrea Credit Union we can now lend to you with little delay provided you meet our underwriting terms and conditions.  Even for secured lending, Roscrea Credit Union is obliged to protect member’s savings.  Provided you can demonstrate a capacity to repay and have a clear credit rating with the ICB, Roscrea Credit Union can provide you with a loan up to €10,000.00.

For all other lending Roscrea Credit Union is trying to meet demand as best it can.  This will mean that your application will take a while to process due to the strict underwriting that is in place at your credit union coupled with the budgets we must adhere to plus a current high demand leading to a queuing procedure for approved borrowings being in place.  Roscrea Credit Union advise all members considering applying for a loan at the credit union to plan ahead and submit their loan application in a timely manner to allow for the necessary checks and procedures to take place.

The good news for unsecured borrowers is that the credit union has in place a three year strategic plan.  One year into that plan we received an excellent independent review lately.  This coupled with all the new controls, systems, compliance and risk management plans that we have in place has helped put the credit union in a position to commence dealing with the prolonged AGM’s.  We therefore envisage in the coming weeks that timeframes for those AGM’s will be announced and more importantly for our members good news will follow on the further easement on lending restrictions.

Roscrea Credit Union would like to thank its loyal members for their support and patience as we move towards a steady return to growth.  Despite the difficulties and challenges of the past few years the membership of Roscrea Credit Union continues to grow and the credit union has stayed very much involved in the local community providing support to many local clubs, events and organisations.  With continued members’ support Roscrea Credit Union will grow, prosper and develop further its range of services for you, the member.

As regards the news on Monday morning last concerning the transfer of Newbridge Credit Union to Permanent TSB, Roscrea Credit Union would like to state the following:
The recent announcement relating to Newbridge Credit Union has no bearing on the performance of Roscrea Credit Union.  Every credit union is financially independent of other credit unions.  Roscrea Credit Union has sound finances, and YOUR MONEY IS SAFE IN OUR HANDS.  We would like to point out, that as mentioned many times in the news comments about Newbridge, all credit union members’ savings are protected by Government guarantee up to €100,000.00  We have a professional team managing your credit union and our staff are on hand to assist with any questions that you may have at this time.  Roscrea Credit Union remains a strong, secure financial co-operative which continues to offer a secure place for your savings and access to modest loans.  We will continue to operate in a co-operative manner in the best interests of all members.


Roscrea Credit Union Launch Annual Art Competition


Roscrea Credit Union is delighted once again this year to be involved with the ever-popular “Credit Union National Art Competition”. Young local artists up to 18 years of age and adult artists (over 18) are being invited to submit entries for this year’s competition, which was launched recently using the theme “Gotta Lotta Colour”

This theme will hopefully encourage entrants to express themselves and through art, and give a good reflection of what Credit Unions are all about. Now in its 30th year, the competition attracts up to 50,000 entries every year.  The competition, which has firmly established itself as one of the country’s leading art competitions, caters for all ages, with categories ranging from under 7 to over 18 years of age.  There is also a Special Category for those with physical or intellectual disabilities.

The deadline for entry to the competition has been extended slightly since we wrote to schools recently and is now 5.00pm on Tuesday November 5th. This will give schools who didn’t get a chance before mid-term to submit their entries. A special awards ceremony will take place in a few weeks time where the winners will receive some great prizes.  Winning entries will then be submitted to the Chapter which is a regional body of Credit Unions that will select what entries will be submitted to Dublin for national judging.  Winners, runners-up and merit award winners at national level will be presented with their prizes at a special ceremony in Dublin in early 2014 when the winning posters will be displayed at the prize-giving ceremony.

Tracy Hynes (Youth Officer) at Roscrea Credit Union said that “following on from the great success of last year’s competition we want to encourage and reward self-expression, creativity and imagination amongst all artists young and old in the community, so let’s go and get creative!.

The Credit Union would like to see more adults involved this year and we encourage any art groups in the area to consider getting involved.
For more information participants are encouraged to ask their teacher or contact Tracy Hynes Roscrea Credit Union on (0505)23601 or see www.roscreacu.ie.  Even if you do not have success at national level, the prizes are excellent at local and regional level, so please do have a go.
Roscrea Credit Union is affiliated to the Irish League Of Credit Unions, which represents 482 Credit Unions serving some three million members.

 


International Credit Union Day:


On October 17th, Roscrea Credit Union Joined 56,000 other Credit Unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day. This annual event commemorates the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. In honour of this special day, Roscrea Credit Union invited its members to join them for some refreshments and to participate in a feedback and questions and answers session about the credit union.  Despite all the pressures that the credit union has had to withstand over the past few years in particular dealing with lending restrictions, the comments and feedback received were extremely positive.  The credit union was heartened by members understanding of the difficulties we are working through and the confidence placed in us as we emerge from these difficulties as a strong, healthy credit union able to satisfy it’s members.   The credit union envisages that it will be in a position to announce the 2010/2011 agm’s soon and the 2012/2013 agm’s will follow quickly after that.  We would encourage members to continue to save, as good savings are now extremely important when it comes to loan underwriting which was always one of the basic principals of operating a credit union.  In addition we would remind members in arrears that they must communicate with their credit union, otherwise the full rigours of the legal system will be enforced so as to protect your fellow members and the credit union.  The mechanics are quiet simple.  The more members that pay their loan payments on time, the greater the pool of money for the credit union to distribute to borrowers which means more money being put back into the local economy leading to jobs, growth and prosperity for our town and neighbouring parishes.

Throughout credit union day a number of sport prizes were won in addition to three main prizes consisting of travel vouchers.    Congratulations in particular to the winners of those vouchers that included, Tibor Meszara, Catherine Donovan and Tadhg Kirby.  Thanks again to all our members for their continued support.

 


Credit Union Autumn Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Autumn Cash Draw took place on Friday evening last.  

The overall winner of the grand prize of €10,000.00 was Margaret Caverley.  Other winners on the night included Gary Moloney €4500.00, Eileen Purcell won €3500.00 while John McNamara was a winner of €3000.00.  Catherine Franks won €2000.00 and five individual prizes of €1000.00 each went to Christy Franks, Rita Garvey, Teresa Hynes, Tony Cummins and Jennifer O’Brien.

 A big thank you to all who helped out with the cash draw especially Mary Crean, Marie Carroll, Rosaleen Ryan and Patsy Treacy.

 

 

 

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will be the Christmas draw and will take place in December. Call into the credit union or check out www.roscreacu.ie for details on how to join.


Credit Union To Sponsor Roscrea Beo Festival


Roscrea Credit Union is delighted to be once again one of the main sponsors of this year’s Beo festival which will take place from the 22nd to the 25th of August.  Also this year the Credit Union will be the main sponsor of a special CD featuring a whole host of special artists that will celebrate the festival.  For more information on this year’s event.  Please click here.


Summer Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Summer Cash Draw took place on Friday evening last.  

The overall winner of the grand prize of €10,000.00 was Sean Hoctor who was represented on the night by his wife Peg and daughter Tina. 

 


Congratulations to Sean Hoctor winner of €10,000.00 in the recent Roscrea Credit Union Cash Draw.  Sean unfortunately could not be in attendance on the evening of the draw so was represented by his wife Peg and Daughter Tina who are pictured here with all the additional winners and officers of the credit union.

 

 

L/R: liam Phelan, Rosealeen Ryan, Tina Ryan, Peg Hoctor,
Brian King and Mai Phelan


Other winners on the night included Brian Nolan €4500.00, Patrick Coonan won €3500.00 while Mary Ryan was winner of €3000.00.  Karen Bolger O’Donnell won €2000.00 and five individual prizes of €1000.00 each went to Keith Murray, Francis Cummins, Kieran/Margaret Boland, Maureen Donnelly and Meta Mitchell.

A big thank you to all who helped out with the cash draw.

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in September. Call into the credit union or check out www.roscreacu.ie for details on how to join.

 


Cash Draw:


Congratulations to all who contested the recent Roscrea Credit Union Spring Cash Draw.  The overall winner of the draw was Geraldine Byrne who walked away with €10,000.00.  Other winners included Seamus Tracy (€4500.00), John Landy (€3500.00), Gillian Dwane (€3000.00), James Carroll (€2000.00), Denise Origan (€1000.00), Tadhg Guidrea (€1000.00), Siobhan keeshan (€1000.00), Pay Brophy (€1000.00), Aidan Bourke (€1000.00).  The next draw will take place in June and all members are invited to participate.  For details, please contact the credit union.

 


Schools Quiz National Final:


Roscrea Credit Union are very proud of Clonlisk National School who will contest the National School’s Quiz Final on Sunday the 7th of April in the RDS Dublin.  After winning the local Credit Union quiz in Roscrea they then secured victory in the regional finals.  A number of Credit Union personnel will travel with the students to Dublin on Sunday week to show their support for what will be a most memorable day regardless of the result.


Daffodil Day Success:


Roscrea Credit Union would like to thank all it’s members that supported daffodil day on Friday last.  Thanks to Helen Baggott who organised the event with great help from Maura Carroll and Margaret Lyons.  This was the first year without Maura Coughlan’s involvement which brought a little sadness to the fundraiser. Nevertheless Maura would be propped that the girls are now carrying the mantle.  May she rest in peace.


RTE Mass


Roscrea Credit Union would like to congratulate all who participated in the wonderfully well received mass, broadcast from Roscrea on St Patrick’s Day.  A special thanks to the Roscrea Branch of Comhaltas and its hard working committee.  Congratulations also to the Credit Union personnel that were very much a part of the occasion including Liam Phelan (Director), Mai Phelan (Volunteer) and Brian King (Manager).  Congratulations also to Dick Conroy (Director) who was part of the worldwide mass and later on the day was guest of honour for the St Patrick’s Day Parade.  In his address Dick spoke to the people of Roscrea about the many changes taking place in Roscrea Credit Union and he thanked members for their support during these challenging times.


Schools Quiz


On Saturday last Roscrea Credit Union hosted it’s much anticipated annual school’s quiz.  Once again the quiz attracted a massive turnout with teams from schools in Roscrea, Borris-In-Ossory, Clonlisk, Dunkerrin and Shinrone all taking part.



In third place in the A category of the Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz was the Sacred Heart.

Back Row L/R:

Tracy Hynes, Helen Baggott, Brian King & Pat McGee

Front Row L/R

Emma Kennedy, Leo Reid, Ciara Kavanagh and Sharon Shanahan.



Winners of the B Category of the Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz were Dromakeenan National School.

Back Row L/R:

Mai Phelan, Helen Baggott, Tracy Hynes, Veronica Crowley, Pat McGee and Brian King

Front Row L/R

Dearbhail Flynn, Jerry Cahir, Ross Du Berry and Ian Spencer.

The competition was broken into two categories A & B representing two different age groups.  The man in the hot seat posing the questions was Brian King and the eventual winners of the two categories came from Clonlisk and Dromakeenan National School’s. Both teams can be very proud of their achievements. 

The runners up in the A category of the Roscrea Credit union Schools Quiz were Dromakeenan National School and they are pictured here receiving their prizes.

Back Row L/R

Mai Phelan, Tracy Hynes, Helen Baggott, Brian King, Pat McGee

Front L/R

Eve DuBerry, Amy Phelan, Aisleen Ryan and Abby Feehan.



The A Category winners representing Clonlisk National School in the Roscrea Credit Union schools quiz pictured here receiving their prizes.

Back Row L/R:

Mai Phelan, Helen Baggott, Tracy Hynes, Pat McGee, Fiona Liffey
and Brian King

Front Row L/R

Diarmuid McLoughlin, Tadhg Hogan, Benedict Taaffee and Liam McLoughlin.

 

The A Category winners representing Clonlisk National School were Diarmuid McLoughlin, Tadhg Hogan, Benedict Taaffee and Liam McLoughlin.  The runners up were Dromakeenan National School and they were represented by Eve DuBerry, Amy Phelan, Aisleen Ryan and Abby Feehan. In third place was the Sacred Heart represented by Emma Kennedy, Leo Reid, Ciara Kavanagh and Sharon Shanahan.



In third place in the B category of the Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz were was Scoil Eoin.

Back Row L/R:

Mai Phelan, Helen Baggott, Tracy Hynes, pat McGee and Brian King

Front Row L/R:

Marcus Ryan, Clodagh Fitzpatrick, Tadhg Nash and Nathan Finnerty

Winners of the B Category were Dromakeenan National School and representing their team was Dearbhail Flynn, Jerry Cahir, Ross Du Berry and Ian Spencer. The runners up were from Coolderry National School and they were represented by Darragh Larkin, Noel Monaghan, Jack Kennedy and James Tooher.  In third place was Scoil Eoin represented by Marcus Ryan, Clodagh Fitzpatrick, Tadhg Nash and Nathan Finnerty.



The runners in the B category of the Roscrea Credit Union Schools Quiz were up were from Coolderry National School and they are pictured here receiving their prizes.

 

Back Row L/R:

 

Mai Phelan, Helen Baggott, Una Teehan, Tracy Hynes, Pat McGee and Brian King.

 

Front Row L/R

 

Darragh Larkin, Noel Monaghan, Jack Kennedy and James Tooher. 

All winners including the runners up were rewarded with assorted medals to commemorate their achievements as well as Credit Union vouchers and certificates.

The Credit Unions quiz is unique in that over 20,000 children under the age of thirteen, representing 32 counties and over 300 Credit Union’s nationwide take part.  This is the 22nd successive year that the Irish League of Credit Unions has run the quiz, which continues to grow in strength and popularity each year.  The quiz is also unique in that Credit Unions from all 32 counties on the Island, participate, making the Credit Union Annual Schools Quiz a truly nationwide event. The winners of last Saturday’s event will go on to represent Roscrea at Chapter Level in the regional finals, which will be held in early March, and they will hopefully progress even further to represent Roscrea in the national final to be held in April.  The National Finals as one would expect are very competitive and each year over one hundred teams compete for All-Ireland glory.  Prizes at National Level are quiet substantial with the winning school receiving a cash grant in addition to participants receiving certificates and prizes.

Roscrea Credit Union would like to express its sincere thanks to all those who sacrificed their Saturday evening to lend their assistance to such an important occasion on the Credit Union calendar.  A big thank you to all who helped with the quiz especially the Credit Union “Youth Officer” Tracy Hynes, who helped make the presentations at the end of the event with the Credit Union Chairman, Patsy Treacy.  The Credit Union would also like to thank the Staff of the Damer Court Hotel and would also like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils, parents, teachers and principals of the participating schools for helping the Credit Union make the quiz such a fantastic and worthwhile event.

 

 

 

 

 


Roscrea Credit Annual Poster Competition


Roscrea Credit Union recently announced the local winners of the 29th ILCU Annual Poster Competition.  The theme this year was entitled “Celebrating Community Colour”.  Once again the judges had a very difficult job selecting the winners and the credit union would like to thank them for all their effort.

Jim Bolger, Tracy Hynes, Tara Teehan, Coolderry National School, Coolderry (2nd in 8-10 yrs), Una Teehan and Jonathon Ryan.



Jim Bolger, Tracy Hynes, Jack Flynn, Corville National School (1st 8-10 years), and Lea West

 



Pictured at St Cronan’s Roscrea were Michael Keane, Jim Bolger, Emma Coonan (Winner Of The Adult Section), Tracy Hynes,
Rita Moloughney and Sue Smith

The winners of the Roscrea Credit Union Poster Competition Special Category was St. Anne’s School. Accepting the prize on behalf of the participants from Jim Bolger and Tracy Hynes

Jim Bolger, Tracy Hynes, Brian O Rourke. – Corville National School , Roscrea (3rd in 7 yrs and under) and Miriam Dooley.

 

In a change to the usual prize giving ceremony the credit union took the time to visit all the schools that had a student that finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the categories.  Accompanying Tracy Hynes the Credit Union Youth Officer was Jim Bolger (Director) and local photographer P.J Wright.  The Credit Union would like to thank all the teachers and students that made them feel so welcome.

The full list of winners is as follows:

7 years & Under, 1st Zsofia Nagy.   Sacred Heart Convent. Roscrea, 2nd Anna Moskovka. Sacred Heart Convent. Roscrea, 3rd. Brian O Rourke. – Corville National School , Roscrea

8-10 Years, 1st Jack Flynn – Corville National School, 2nd Tara Teehan, Coolderry National School, Coolderry, Roscrea , Co Tipperary, 3rd Brian O Rourke -  Corville National School.

11-13 Years, 1st Roland Koczion – Corville National School , Roscrea, 2nd Emer Hartnett – Dromakeenan National School , Roscrea, 3rd Claire Kiely – Corville National School , Roscrea

1st Special Category: Ss. Annes Group project and winner of the adult section was Emma Coonan.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to all who competed in competition which is once of the biggest art competitions in Ireland.


Santa Visits Local Schools


Roscrea Credit Union made it possible for Santa Claus to make his yearly visit to as many of the local schools as possible on Thursday and Friday last. Joining Santa  were his trusted escort Tracy Hynes, youth Officer for Roscrea Credit Union. Also this year, Santa was delighted to have local photographer P.J Wright at his side to help record what proved to be another most memorable visit to the Roscrea area.

Young Einstein’s pre School Class in the Sacred Heart Convent Roscrea welcome Roscrea Credit Union and Santa Claus on Friday last.



Junior Infants from the Sacred Heart Roscrea pictured with Santa Claus, Roscrea Credit Union representatives and members of Roscrea Fire Brigade on Friday morning last.

Everyone was delighted to see Santa who was in wonderful form. Santa told the Children that it has been snowing for some time at the North Pole and that the elves are working around the clock to have all the toys ready for Christmas Eve. Some of the children were worried that because of all the foggy weather in Ireland in recent weeks he might not make it on Christmas Eve, but Santa reassured them that where he lived the weather was much worse than here and that of course he would make it on Christmas Eve as long as all the Children promised to go to bed early and leave out something nice for himself and his hard working reindeers.



Santa Claus makes a presentation to Thomas Sheehan on his visit to Corville National School on Friday last with Roscrera Credit Union. 
Also pictured is Dan O’Brien

Pupils from Corville National School pictured with Santa Claus, Roscrea Credit Union representatives and members of Roscrea Fire Brigade on Friday morning last.

Pupils from Dromakeenan National School pictured with Santa Claus, Roscrea Credit Union representatives and members of Roscrea Fire Brigade on Thursday morning last.

Santa and the Credit Union would like to thank members of Roscrea Fire Service who made the Fire Brigade available for Santa’s visit to the local schools on Thursday and Friday morning last. A big thank you also to PJ Wright and to all the principals, teachers and most importantly all the children that gave Santa such a warm and generous welcome on both days of Santa’s visit to Roscrea.


Christmas Hamper Winner




Roscrea Credit Union would like to say a big thank you to young Andrew Drought who was a great help at the “Taste Of Roscrea” Christmas Festival.  Roscrea Credit Union were proud sponsors of the event and used the opportunity to help showcase the Credit Union movement in Ireland.  A free draw for a Christmas Hamper took place for all those who took the time to visit the Credit Union stand.  The winner of the hamper was Helena Kinsella who is pictured here receiving her price from Andrew Drought who drew the winning ticket.

L/R:

Brian King, Andrew Drought, Sinead Kinsella, Helena Kinsella, Aoife Kinsella, Tracy Hynes, Rita Mulrooney, Peg O’Reegan, Helen Bagott and Louis Cooley. 

Congratulations to all those involved in making the event such a great success and thanks to everyone who took the time to ask questions and learn more about the Credit Union.

 


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Santa Claus, Brian King, Cllr Michael Smith, Siobhan Moloney, Deirdre Hogan and Tracy Hynes at the opening of the “Taste Of Roscrea” Christmas Festival. The Credit Union were proud sponsors of the event.



The Two Credit Union Elf’s Deirdre & Tracy prepare For A Busy day At The “Taste Of Roscrea” Festival.


Celebrating Chrismtas With Kennedy Park Residents




Chairman of Roscrea Credit Union Patsy Treacy and Chairman of the Kennedy Park Christmas organising Committee Pat lee, are pictured here with members of the committee and Deirdre Hogan and Rosaleen Ryan from Roscrea Credit Union at the switching on of the Kennedy Park Christmas Tree lights.  Roscrea Credit Union was delighted to be able to help stage the event.


Celebrating Credit Union Day




Celebrating international credit union day in Roscrea recently were
L/R: Ber Coleman, Helen Baggott and Eddie Conlon.


Christmas Opening Hours


·                                 Friday December 21st Open (9.30am – 6.30pm)

·                                 Saturday December 22nd Open ( 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.)

·                                 Sunday December 23rd Closed

·                                 Christmas Eve Monday December 24th Closed

·                                 Christmas Day Tuesday December 25th Closed

·                                 Wednesday December 26th Closed

·                                 Thursday December 27th Closed

·                                 Friday December 28th Open (9.30am – 4.30pm)

·                                 Saturday December 29th Open ( 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.)

·                                 Sunday December 30th Closed

·                                 New Years Eve - Monday December 31st Closed

·                                 New Years Day - Tuesday January 1st Closed

·                                 Wednesday January 2nd Open

            & onwards as per usual

 

            Happy Christmas & Best Wishes To All Our Members

 


A Taste Of Roscrea


Roscrea Credit Union is delighted to be one of the sponsors for the much anticipated A Taste Of Roscrea Christmas festival. Apart from monetary support some key credit union personnel are also involved in helping with the actual event itself. We wish them all every success and we congratulate the organisers on a wonderful initiative.



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Credit Union Sponsors Roscrea Festival


Sword Fighting, A Circus, Concerts & A Huge Ceilí, All To Feature At Roscrea Festival

 

The final preparations are now taking place for the Roscrea Beo festival which will take place on Sunday week the 26th of August at 2pm in the majestic surrounds of Roscrea Castle.  The festival which is sponsored by Roscrea Credit Union & Roscrea Super Valu with generous support from Roscrea Lions Club, North Tipperary County Council and Shannon Development is expected to draw hundreds of people with lots of activates on offer for both young and old.

 

Some of the highlights on Sunday will include historical enactments, a free circus, a free concert in St Cronan’s Church, the Roscrea Miscellany, and a Ceilí that will run late into the night.

Hard working committee members of RoscreBeo together with sponsors gather for the final shove to make this festival of family fun at Roscrea Castle on Sunday 26th Aug a success. Pictured front Sponsors Brian Colclough Supervalu and Brian King Roscrea Credit Union with Marion Carey Heritage Officer North Tipp Co Co. Aso pictured are Shane Fitzgerald, Tadhg Maher, Brian Keating, Regional Dev. Manager Shannon Development, James Marks, Dick Conroy (Roscrea Credit Union), Conor Abbott, absent from pic were co-sponsors Roscrea Heritage and Roscrea Lions Club. (Photo by Redmonds of Roscrea)


It is hoped that the people of Roscrea will come out in force on August to celebrate the festival. Historical enactments featuring the outlaws of Sherwood forest taking on the might of the Sheriff of Nottingham will be a huge attraction as will THE TALLEST SMALLEST CIRCUS IN THE WORLD’ This is one act not to be missed! Bring the whole family...its free. There will be plenty of music entertainment provided by buskers and Roscrea Comhaltas throughout the day and lots of other attractions including walking tours and craft displays to help keep everyone happy.  Also featuring as part of the festival will be craft demonstrations, a mock heritage dig, face painting, hurling skills and a heritage quiz.  There will be a picture exhibition, musical instrument and display talks, and much much more.

Creative Catering managed by Bernie Teehan will be setting up a stall at RosCré Beo. Creative Catering will have a selection of beautiful home delights, including breads, scones, fruitcakes, buns, apple-tarts, biscuit cake,etc. The Committee is delighted to announce local artist Paulina Zurakowska will be setting up a stall at our festival as will Ms. Fionnuala O’Connell of FINN CERAMICS.

Popular local bands “The Winter Passing” and “Planet 15” will be in concert as will Eddie Simmons  joint winner of the open mic night competition which was hosted recently.   The Committee are awaiting confirmation from more local bands and are looking forward to helping showcase the wonderful talent that we have on our doorstep in Roscrea.

 

A concert entitled “Sacred Space” will be one of the highlights of the day long festival.  The concert will commence at 6.30pm in St Cronan’s Church of Ireland.  Soprano Nicole Robinson will be the star attraction together with Mezzo Soprano Fiona Baldwin and Pianists Adam McDonough & Marie Power.  Chairperson of the Roscrea Beo Committee, Soprano Cathriona Walsh will also make a much anticipated appearance at the concert.  Special guests on the night will include the Monks of Mount St Joseph as well as the Deanery Choir with more artists yet to be confirmed.  Admission to the concert is by voluntary donation.

 

Completing the day will be the Roscrea Miscellany followed by a Ceilí in the Damer Court Hotel which will be staged by the world famous Danny Webster. Sunday will be a huge day for Roscrea.  It’s success and the motivation for the committee to spearhead an even bigger festival next year will depend upon it’s support so please do come out and support your town and help us showcase Roscrea to the many visitors we expect to come to the event.   We would also remind readers of the bio diversity walk which will commence at 1pm at Roscrea Castle on Saturday, August 25th.

 


Tipperary Photography Competition


Tipperary Photography Competition

The Credit Unions of Tipperary and Tipperary Libraries are once again offering all photographers an opportunity to showcase their work, promote Tipperary and put themselves in line for a share of a €1,200 prize fund. The theme of the competition this year is Hidden Tipperary and photographs should be of areas or scenes which give a taste of the many facets of our county, but which are not well-known to the general public. The important thing is that they show Tipperary at its best.

The Credit Unions of Tipperary have produced an annual calendar for a number of years, a project that has proven extremely popular, with many thousands being distributed free throughout the county and further afield. Similarly, Tipperary Libraries have always encouraged photographers to showcase their talents through competitions based on a number of themes highlighting the many attractions of County Tipperary. They have mounted a number of significant exhibitions in recent years and aim to continue this promotion of the arts into the future.

 Last year, both organisations joined forces to broaden the scope of the competition and the outcome was a calendar featuring the Gardens and Parks of Tipperary, which was widely regarded as the best of its kind to date.

 Entries are now invited from all who have an interest in photography and in the hidden beauty of their home place. The hidden beauty in this case will be in the eye and camera lens of the beholder. It can take many forms, a quiet glen, a colourful river valley, a gathering place for family enjoyment or a scenic view from a hilltop, may include animals or people but should not contain any easily identifiable landmark.

 Four major prizes, to the value of €1,200, will be awarded and at least 36 of the entries will be chosen for publication in the calendar for 2013. In addition, as many of the photos as possible will be on display in branch libraries around the county and on a specially commissioned website set up to promote Tipperary.

 The competition is open to anyone with an interest in County Tipperary. Entry details and competition rules are available from participating credit unions and from branches of Tipperary Libraries throughout the county.

Pictures may be submitted electronically in a format which will give a high-resolution end-product to mytipperary@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternatively, you can submit your picture(s) in hard copy or on disc to Roscrea Credit Union or Roscrea Library in a sealed envelope marked Photography Competition 2012

A copy of the competition flyer and competition rules are available in PDF format by clicking here.


Summer Cash Draw


Credit Union Summer Cash Draw

The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Summer Cash Draw took place on Thursday evening last in the Racket Hall Hotel.  M.C for the event Brian King welcomed all the participants their families and friends to the draw.  

The overall winner of the grand prize of €17,000.00 was Tom Douglas.  Other winners on the night included Francis O’Meara who walked away with a cheque for €5000.00, Esther Quinlan won €3000.00 while Mary Delaney was winner of €2000.00.  Geraldine Ryan won €1500.00 and five individual prizes of €1000.00 each went to Raymond Hurley, Ann Deane, Elizabeth Ryan, Rosie Marshall and Rita Garvey

A big thank you to all who helped out with the cash draw including Chairman of RCU, Patsy Treacy, the staff of the Racket Hall Hotel and photographer PJ Wright.  A big thank you also to the staff of RCU namely Marie Carroll, Helen Baggott, Rosaleen Ryan, Miriam Delaney, and Siobhan Moloney who voluntarily gave their time to help ensure that the event as always was a great success. 

 

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in September.  Click here for more information on how to join the draw.

 

 


Credit Union Sponsors Copping On Awards


Once again this year Roscrea Credit Union is delighted to sponsor the cooping on awards for primary school children in the local schools.  Tracy Hynes and Siobhan Moloney from RCU are pictured here with representatives from the Sacred Heart and project
co-ordinator Mairead Keevey  


Credit Union Supports St Cronans Day Committee




Pictured recently at Roscrea Credit Union for the launch of the St Cronan’s Day Logo were
L/R:

Adrian Hewson, Liam Phelan, Joan Murray, Sarah Kennedy (Designer), Lilly Cummins, Brian king, Patsy Treacy & Peg Caverely


Supporting The Sacred Heart National School




Roscrea Credit Union was dleighted to support the Sacred Heart National School with their recent 50th anniversary celebrations.  Making a presention to the school is Credit union Chairman Patsy Treacy. 

L/R:  Brian King, Tracy Hynes, John Devitt & Patsy Treacy 


Congratulations Nathan Finnerty




The Saint Cronan’s Day School Quiz Sponsored by Roscrea Credit Union was won by Nathan Finnerty, 5th class student in Scoil Eoin Primary School, Roscrea.  Nathan is pictured at the Credit Union with Credit Union and St Cronan’s Day representatives, receiving his prize from Adrian Hewson.

L/R:

Joan Murray, Brian king, Sarah Kennedy, Liam Phelan, Aisling O’Hanlon, Kayleigh Guidrea, Nathan Finnerty, Adrain Hewson, Lilly Cummins, Mark McLoughlin, Peg Caverely, Patsy Treacy.

 


Roscrea Comhaltas Support


Roscrea Credit Union Was Delighted To Host The Launch Of The
2012 Tipperary County Fleadh


New Roscrea Brochure Launched


Roscrea Credit Union would like to congratulate, Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce who in association with Shannon Development and the generous support of North Tipperary County Council have launched a brochure that will be distributed across the world to help bring investment to our town and local area.  Click here for more.


Credit Union Spring Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Spring Cash Draw took place on Thursday evening last in the Damer Court Hotel.  M.C for the event Brian King welcomed all the participants their families and friends to the draw.  

The overall winner of the grand prize of €17,000.00 was Nancy Carey who was joined on the night by her family and friends. Other winners on the night included Betty McEvoy who walked away with a cheque for €5000.00, Olivia Doughan won €3000.00 while Tony Hoctor was winner of €2000.00.  Sean Keeshan Jnr won €1500.00 and five individual prizes of €1000.00 each went to Rhoda Dooley, Liam Cleare, Teresa Mullally, Evelyn Mooney and Nuala Dooley.  All participants also received a complementary Easter egg and a number of sport prizes were also given out on what proved to be a most enjoyable evening for all those in attendance.

Congratulations to Nancy Carey, winner of €17,000.00 in the recent, Roscrea Credit Union, cash draw.

Back Row L/R:
Brendan Wright (RCU), Sean Keeshan Jnr, Olivia Doughan, Tony Hoctor, Liam Cleare & Brian King (RCU).

Front Row L/R

Teresa Mullally, Nuala Dooley, Nancy Carey, Betty McEvoy & Rhoda Dooley

                                The McEvoy were delighted to attend the Cash Draw



A big thank you to all who helped out with the cash draw throughout the year including Sharon Breslin and the staff of the Damer Court Hotel, photographer PJ Wright and the staff and directors of the credit union who voluntarily give their time to help ensure that the event is always a great success. 



The Carey family celebrating Nancy’s good fortune


The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in June.  Click here for more information on how to join the draw.


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Roscrea Credit Union Delegates Attend Dail Meeting




Roscrea Credit Union delegates were guests of Noel Coonan TD at Leinster House.  The discussions with Noel and his colleagues focused upon impending credit union legislation.  Chapter 14, a regional group of Credit Union’s of which Roscrea Credit Union is part of, was congratulated for it’s productive lobbying campaign with regards the
new direction for credit unions.

L/R:

Brendan Wright (Former Treasurer RCU), Liam Phelan (Director RCU), Lewis Cooley (Director RCU), Brian King (Regional Constituency Co-Coordinator/President Chapter 14), Noel Coonan TD, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Patsy Treacy (Chairman RCU).


Junior Savers


Roscrea Credit Union hosted a very popular competition aimed at encouraging young people so save regularly.  A draw was help for all the participants and the lucky winner of the X-Box 360 was Jack Flannery. Well done Jack!

Back Row L/R:

Patsy Treacy, Pamela Aitken, Tracy Hynes, Brendan Wright, Breda Aitken and baby Donnacha.

Front Row L/R:

Brian King, Caoimhe Flannery, Jack Flannery (Winner) and Saoirse Flannery.


Roscrea People Of the Year


One of the most popular Roscrea People Of The Year Award Recipients this year was Seamus Doran.  Seamus received his award in recognition of the mass he wrote entitled “Lead me Home” which has received tremendous acclaim throughout the country.

 

L/R:

George Cunningham (Organiser), Brian King (Roscrea Credit Union/Sponsors), Seamus Doran (Award Recipient), Brian Colclough (Bernies Super Valu/Sponsors) and Joe McGrath, (County Manager & Guest Of Honour)


Annual Schools Quiz


On Saturday last, Roscrea Credit Union hosted it’s much anticipated annual school’s quiz.  Once again the quiz attracted a massive turnout with teams from schools in Roscrea, Borris-In-Ossory, Clonlisk, Dunkerrin and Shinrone all taking part.

The competition was broken into two categories A & B representing two different age groups.  The man in the hot seat posing the questions was Brian King and the eventual winners of the two categories came from Clonlisk and Dromakeenan National School’s. Both teams can be very proud of their achievements. 



It would be a very rare occasion that Dromakeenan National School would not feature in the schools quiz final as either A or B category winners.  Once again they did their school proud and after a close battle emerged as the “B” category winners for 2012.

L/R:

Patsy Treacy (RCU), Brian Gleeson, Joe Ahern, Owen Bergin, Tracy Hynes (RCU), Ross Du Berry and Brian King (RCU)

The A Category winners representing Clonlisk National School were Oisin Keeshan, Benedict Taffe, Cian McLoughlin and Neil Hennessy.  The runners up were Dromakeenan National School and they were represented by Isabelle Coonan, Gavin Meagher, Ian Spencer and Dearbhail Flynn.




Dromakeenan were unlucky not to make it another double in this year’s Roscrea Credit Union School’s Quiz.  They can be very proud of taking 2nd place in the “A Category” competition.

L/R:

Patsy Tracy (RCU), Isabelle Coonan, Tracy Hynes (RCU), Gavin Meagher, Ian Spencer, Louis Cooley (RCU), Dearbhail Flynn and Brian king (RCU)

Winners of the B Category were Dromakeenan National School and representing their team was Brian Gleeson, Joe Ahern, Owen Bergin and Ross Du Berry. The runners up were from Dunkerrin National School and they were represented by Joseph Fogarty, Roddy Teehan, Orla Cleary and Neil Maher.



Congratulations to Clonlisk National School winners of the Roscrea Credit Union School’s Quiz (A Category) on Saturday evening last.

L/R Anne Keogh Cleary, Oisin Keeshan, Tracy Hynes (RCU), Benedict Taffe, Cian McLoughlin, Louis Cooley (RCU), Neil Hennessy, and Brian King (RCU
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All winners including the runners up were rewarded with assorted plaques to commemorate their achievements as well as Credit Union vouchers and certificates.



Congratulations to Dunkerrin National School who put up a brave fight in the recent Roscrea credit Union, schools quiz.  After a closely fought contest, Dunkerrin were runners up in the “B” category.

L/R

Joseph Fogarty, Brendan Wright (RCU), Roddy Teehan, Louis Cooley (RCU), Orla Cleary, Tracy Hynes, Neil Maher and Brian King (RCU)

The Credit Unions quiz is unique in that over 20,000 children under the age of thirteen, representing 32 counties and over 300 Credit Union’s nationwide take part.  This is the 21st successive year that the Irish League of Credit Unions has run the quiz, which continues to grow in strength and popularity each year.  The quiz is also unique in that Credit Unions from all 32 counties on the Island, participate, making the Credit Union Annual Schools Quiz a truly nationwide event. The winners of last Saturday’s event will go on to represent Roscrea at Chapter Level in the regional finals, which will be held in early March, and they will hopefully progress even further to represent Roscrea in the national final to be held in April.  The National Finals as one would expect are very competitive and each year over one hundred teams compete for All-Ireland glory.  Prizes at National Level are quiet substantial with the winning school receiving a cash grant in addition to participants receiving certificates and prizes.

Roscrea Credit Union would like to express its sincere thanks to all those who sacrificed their Saturday evening to lend their assistance to such an important occasion on the Credit Union calendar.  Thanks to Louis Cooley in particular who had the most difficult job of keeping the scores and a big thank you to the Credit Union “Youth Officer” Tracy Hynes, who helped make the presentations at the end of the event with the Credit Union Chairman, Patsy Treacy.  The Credit Union would also like to thank the Staff of the Damer Court Hotel and would also like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils, parents, teachers and principals of the participating schools for helping the Credit Union make the quiz such a fantastic and worthwhile event.

 


Coolderry GAA Presentation




Captain of the Coolderry Hurling team, Brendan O’Meara, accepts a presentation from Coolderry native and Roscrea Credit Union’s Tracy Hynes in recognition of the teams great success over the past twelve months. 

L/R:

Patsy Treacy (RCU), Tracy Hynes (RCU), Brendan O’Meara (Coolderry) and Brian king (RCU).


Support For Pieta House




Pictured are the team that finished in first place in the Pieta House Table Quiz fundraiser, which took place in Roscrea recently.

L/R:

Seamus Ryan, Eddie Ryan, Seamus Moloughney, Marian Keeshan and Jack Keeshan.

Roscrea Credit Union was delighted to help sponsor the event and show support for the Roscrea Pieta House project.  Congratulations to all the orgnisers and all those that attended the quiz.


Credit Union Christmas Cash Draw


The much anticipated Roscrea Credit Union Christmas Cash Draw took place on Thursday evening last in the Damer Court Hotel.  M.C for the event Brian King welcomed all the participants their families and friends to the draw.   The overall winner of the grand prize of €17,000.00 was John Cunningham who was joined on the night by his family and friends including his wife Margaret and son Darragh. 



Congratulations to John Cunningham, winner of €17,000.00 in the recent, Roscrea Credit Union, cash draw.

L/R:

 Brian King (RCU), John Cunningham, Darragh Cunningham, Margaret Cunningham and Marie Carroll (RCU)

Other winners on the night included Majella Carey who walked away with a cheque for €5000.00.  Kathleen Browne won €3000.00 while Delia Deegan was winner of €2000.00.  Maisie Minogue won €1500.00 and five individual prizes of €1000.00 each went to Colin Keown, Michael Quinlan, Patrick Delaney, Francis McDonald and Canice Sheeran

In an effort to help Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce and their desire for people to shop local this Christmas, the Credit Union committed to having all the money won by the participants available first thing Friday morning to help with their Christmas shopping should they so wish.  Brian King wearing his Chamber Of Commerce hat for a few moments appealed to people to do as much of their shopping locally as possible.



Congratulations to all the winners in the latest Roscrea Credit Union Cash Draw.  Winner of the main prize of €17,000.00 was John Cunningham.

Back Row L/R:

Patsy Tracy (Chairman, Roscrea Credit Union), Michael Quinlan, Canice Sheeran, Francis McDonald, Patrick Delaney and Brian King (RCU)

Front Row L/R:

Maisie Minogue, Delis Deegan, John Cunningham, Kathleen Browne and
Majella Carey
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A big thank you to all who helped out with the cash draw throughout the year including Sharon Breslin and the staff of the Damer Court Hotel, photographer PJ Wright and the staff and directors of the credit union who voluntarily give their time to help ensure that the event is always a great success. 

The Credit Union Cash Draw is non profit and all eligible members are invited to join.  The next draw will take place in March.  See www.roscreacu.ie or ask any Credit Union representative for details on how to join.