Roscrea Scout Leader finds Van Burned Out
Feb17

Roscrea Scout Leader finds Van Burned Out

A prominent member of the Roscrea community today told The Finest at his sense of disbelief as his van was left burned out. Ger O Meara would be well known within Roscrea for his hard work and commitment to the community of Roscrea, having risen through the ranks of the local Scouts group to become the leader of the local branch of the nationwide  organisation. The night before last a number of cars were stolen and burnt out in...

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Pensioner arrested in €200,000 grow house discovery
Feb16

Pensioner arrested in €200,000 grow house discovery

A pensioner has been arrested in Carlow following the discovery and seizure of Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €200,000. The man who is from the Rathvilly area of Co Carlow. On 16th February 2017 at approximately 9.30am emergency services attended a fire at a house in Rathvilly. After the fire was extinguished Gardaí discovered a grow house with 250 cannabis plants (subject to analysis). A man was arrested at the...

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Valentines Night @ The Millhouse
Feb14

Valentines Night @ The Millhouse

The Millhouse on the Birr road is fast becoming one of the more popular places to enjoy a night out and Valentines night was no exception. The restaurant was booked solid on the night with locals enjoying a romantic night out which of course turned into great craic as the night progressed. Nivard Coonan set the mood for the evening with romantic classics from the DJ and one or two tunes that raised an eyebrow.   The fare at The...

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Fatal Road traffic Collision in Kilcormac
Feb13

Fatal Road traffic Collision in Kilcormac

News has just arrived in of a fatal road traffic collision in Kilcormac. Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N52, Tullamore to Nenagh Road, at Derrydonnelly, Kilcormac, County Offaly last night, Sunday 12th February 2017 at approximately 11.15pm. One man, late 30s, sole occupant of the vehicle was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the road and struck a tree. He was...

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Keep The Children Involved
Feb12

Keep The Children Involved

A new project is being organised by the residents committee of the Ard Ross estate in Roscrea. The project will be operating under the banner “Keep The Children Involved” and aims to engage with the young members of the community living in Ard Ross, Chapel Lane and Cois Aglish. The hope is that when the young people of the estates are given a chance to take part in projects within their community that they will establish a...

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Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Portumna
Feb12

Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Portumna

News has arrived in of a Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Portumna. Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the Killimor to Kiltormer Road, off the N65, at Lisdeligney, Portumna County Galway this morning, Sunday 12th February 2017 at approximately 8.30am. A woman, mid 50s, was fatally injured when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree. The woman was the sole occupant of...

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Roscrea Cardiac Responders
Feb11

Roscrea Cardiac Responders

Two of the members of the Roscrea Cardiac Responders group Kerryann Nolan and Beany O’Lone were hard at work upgrading the existing Defibrillator unit which is based on Main Street Roscrea. The Finest caught up with the Beany and Kerryann as they were half way through upgrading the unit. As ever it has to be said that there are many people in the town of Roscrea who volunteer their time and efforts for the benefit of the whole...

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The Templemore Toy Run
Feb11

The Templemore Toy Run

The Templemore ‘Toy Run’ is an annual event that started back in 2013 when a group of community orientated bikers had the idea of gathering up toys for the children of the special needs school Scoil Cormac in Cashel.   The call was put out to the midlands community of bikers who hailed from Templemore, Roscrea, Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh, Portlaoise and Birr. In classic biker fashion a large group gathered on the day at the Old...

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