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Green Unit’s Visit to Thomond Park and Limerick

November 22nd, 2017

Visit to Thomond Park

On the 6/9/2017 Stuart O’Mahony,  Michael Fennelly, Eddie Moroney and Anthony Shoer left St Cronans in Roscrea  for the long awaited visit to Thomond Park .

They had the full stadium tour of the museum and a film plus a visit to the pitch side, the dressing rooms and post-match interview area.  The spectacularly interactive museum showcases the proud heritage of Munster rugby and features an impressible range of memorabilia.  ‘We are Munster’ portrays the tradition and history of the club and the unique bond it shares with its loyal supporters.  After the tour the boys went to the Parkway Shopping Centre for some lunch a great day was had by all.

St. Cronans Annual Audited Accounts

November 22nd, 2017
St. Cronans Annual Audited Accounts

St. Cronans is a registered charity and as such transparency is important to us.  It is St. Cronans policy to publish our annual accounts on our website.

To view our latest accounts please click on the following link


St. Cronan’s Service Birr have a vacancy for a Support Worker.

July 6th, 2017

CE position for Support Worker in Birr.

Duties will involve assisting service users to access activities within the service and wider community. Training will be provided.

 The role also involves driving duties therefore a full clean B licence is required.

Garda Vetting Required.

If you would like to make an informal enquiry or are interested in the position please phone Deirdre on 0879772409 /050521426.

St. Cronan Tea/Coffee Morning

June 15th, 2017

A visit to St. Cronan’s by the Kennedy Park Residents Association

14th June 2017

Once a fortnight, Service Users in St. Cronan’s use their community integration activity to meet with the Kennedy Park Residents Association for tea/ coffee and a scone at Lou Ryans’. Today, as part of their Independent Living Skills activity they invited the residents into their service to display their culinary and serving skills.



They devised the menu and with assistance prepared the food.  Everyone came.


It was self service and service with a smile!


We look forward to future gatherings with people in our community

St. Cronans Annual Dinner Dance 2016

December 23rd, 2016

St. Cronans Annual Dinner Dance 2016


St. Cronans annual dinner dance took place recently in the Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea and proved a great success.  A great night was had by all. Pictured below are members of staff and members of the Board of Directors.

St. Cronan’s 2016 Annual Street Collections

July 14th, 2016

Our Annual Street Collections for 2016

St. Cronans Annual Street Collections take place on the following dates;

Thurles Town      Friday 15th July

Nenagh Town      Friday 26th August

Birr Town            Friday 2nd September

Roscrea Town      Friday 9th September

St. Cronans are looking for volunteers to assist us and man the tables on our collection days.  If anyone can assist or help out on the day, you can contact us on 0505 21426 or


Church Gate Collections 2016

May 26th, 2016

Our Annual Church Gate Collection for Templemore, Clonmore and Killea 2016 are as follows;

Templemore, Clonmore and Killea Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2016.

We are looking for volunteers to man the tables.  Anyone who can help please contact us on 0505-21426 or

St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has a vacancy for a Support Worker.

May 26th, 2016

St. Cronan’s Service in Roscrea has a Community Employment vacancy for a Support Worker.


Positions now filled.

National Spring Clean Week

April 8th, 2016

A Day of Action

National Spring Clean Week

One of the components of Green Flag success is entitled “Informing & Involving”.  Today we were involved in a clean- up with the Kennedy Park Residents Association of their estate, situated a short distance from our main service location in Roscrea. It was part of National Spring Clean Week which is An Taisce’s premier anti-litter campaign occurring during the month of April.

We had eighteen of our service users assisting in the activity. They came from the Green Flag Committee and from our service locations in Nenagh, Birr and Roscrea. The successful event was described by some of the participants as enjoyable and a valuable community experience. The Kennedy Park Residents Association thanked us for our assistance and invited us back in six weeks when they will be decorating their estate with floral displays in window boxes.





Parish Centre Clients trip to Kilmainham Gaol

March 15th, 2016

A Day Trip to Kilmainham Gaol

Clients at the Parish Centre have for the past year, being planning a trip to Dublin to visit Kilmainham Gaol. This project was designed and implemented by the clients and received guidance from their Senior Instructor, Patrick Collins. Areas that they significantly contributed to included:

Research into choice of venue,

Identification of the most suitable transport,     

Estimated costs,

Development of a savings scheme &

Communication with their families & their service provider.




All went to plan. We left Nenagh on the scheduled 8.35 bus and were at the gates of Kilmainham Gaol in plenty of time for the 11.30 tour of the historic complex. Clients paid their entry fee from their savings and following a 50 minute tour presented by an energised and knowledgeable tour guide it was back to Heuston Station for some food before we travelled back down the country on the bus that had been identified by the clients as part of their planning a trip activity.

Our tour presented us with some bleak facts about the prison and its prisoners from its limestone construction, through the famine era to the 1916 rebellion and its aftermath. The tourist got to experience the hostile conditions of this prison as our photo’s show.