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Roscrea Celebrates 30th People Of The Year Awards

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Roscrea Celebrates 30th People Of The Year Awards thumbnailRoscrea Chamber of Commerce President Seamus Browne presented George Cunningham with a Surprise People Year Award at the annual Roscrea People of the Year awards

THE 30th ROSCREA People of the Year awards, one of the most anticipated annual events in Roscrea, celebrated a diverse range of talent in disciplines ranging from international journalism to acting last week.

The event was very well attended and held in the ballroom of the Racket Hall Hotel on Thursday night last and the main sponsor was Bernie's SuperValu, with associate sponsors Roscrea Heritage Society, Michael Fogarty of Rocktop Asset Management Company and Roscrea Credit Union.

The award ceremony was preceded by a very enjoyable quiz featuring 50 photographs related to Roscrea and its people which was presented by MC for the night and Editor of the Roscrea People, George Cunningham.

However, the very well known and much loved bibliophile, author and local philanthropist was very surprised when, as a mark of the years of service to Roscrea and all his achievements, Mr Cunningham himself received an award from the Roscrea Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the people of the town.

Mr Cunningham was visibly very moved by the gesture, on what was such an important night having reached the 30th year milestone for an institution which he has built up over his life. Fr Tom Corbett, a good friend of the Roscrea People Editor, read the Citation and read out the remarkable list of accolades and achievements by Mr Cunningham.

President of the Chamber of Commerce, Seamus Browne, thanked Mr Cunningham for his years of devotion to Roscrea and made a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to Carmel Cunningham, whom George has said many times makes the Roscrea People possible.

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