Taste of Roscrea Festival, celebrating its 5th year is putting together an exciting programme for its annual food and craft market in the stunning backdrop of Damer House.
Savour all that is wonderful about Roscrea this Christmas and support locally produced products. Meet and experience the many food producers, craft, wood products, fashion all selling their wares.
The festival will begin on Thursday 1st December with the announcement of the Roscrea People of the Year 2016 in the main marquee.
Over 200 cookery and recipe new books will be on sale in aid of local Roscrea Hospice. A quiz with a difference will show images of Roscrea and district with all proceeds to Saint Vincent de Paul.
Friday is Benefit Night in Aid of Scoil Iosef Naofa with a spectacular show promised and strong rumours that an appearance from Girl band Spice Girls is on the cards.
The Saturday night Fashion Show this year is in Aid of Roscrea Juvenile GAA Club. Models will be coming for all over the county to assist this great club with their fundraising initiative.
Speaking at the Launch, Cllr. Michael Smith praised all the local organisation and Schools for putting their shoulder to the wheel to ensure that this year’s event and fundraisings would be the most spectacular yet.
“We will have carol singing, father Christmas, food and craft stalls, cookery demonstrations and much much more. This is the perfect opportunity to meet local crafts people and food producers and purchase that special Christmas gift.
To celebrate our 5th year of this festival we will have a number of surprises planned during the 4 days. I would advise people to come down early to see and celebrate all the town has to offer”.
Also at the launch Chamber Resident Seamus Browne wished the Festival Committee the very best for the coming weeks.
“This event is the most important opportunity our town has to showcase its products.
In creating a Christmas Village inside the Castle, we can all see the best that Roscrea business and the Community have to offer”.