Taste of Roscrea Festival

The Tipperary town of Roscrea will kick off the festive season in style with the return of the Taste of Roscrea Festival. Now in its fifth year, Taste of Roscrea have put together an exciting programme for its annual food and craft market, which showcases the best locally produced products against the stunning backdrop of Damer House.

“We will have carol singing, father Christmas, food and craft stalls, cookery demonstrations and much much more,” said Councillor Michael Smith at the launch of this year’s event. “This is the perfect opportunity to meet local craftspeople and food producers and purchase that special Christmas gift. To celebrate our fifth year of this festival we will have a number of surprises planned during the four days. I would advise people to come down early to see and celebrate all the town has to offer”

Chamber Resident Seamus Browne, also speaking at the launch, added: “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.”

There certainly is a lot on offer at Taste of Roscrea. The festival will start with the announcement of the People of Roscrea Awards on Thursday, 1 December in the main marquee. The following day the festival will be in full swing, with a host of fantastic events to enjoy.

Meet and experience the many food producers, as well as producers of craft, wood products and fashion, who will all be selling their wares throughout Damer House. Over 200 cookery and recipe books will be on sale in aid of local Roscrea Hospice while 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 there are strong rumours that an appearance from Girl band Spice Girls is on the cards. The Saturday night Fashion Show is always a highlight and this year the proceeds of the show will go to help Roscrea Juvenile GAA Club. Models will be coming from all over the county and beyond to assist this great club with their fundraising initiative.

With Christmas just around the corner, a trip to Taste of Roscrea to pick up a unique Christmas gift, enjoy some of the local produce and maybe make a few new friends is a must for anyone passing through Tipperary this month.

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