This is Roscrea's Historical Memories Website.
Here you will find stories from Roscrea's past with lots of images.
Visit the site often as new information will be added regularly.
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New This Month
This month on www.roscreathroughtheages there is the story of Marty Maher from Camlin who went to Westpoint and spent fifty years as a swimming instructor even though he couldn’t swim a stroke. Marty went on to befriend many of his students including future Generals and American Presidents including Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, George Patten and Dwight Eisenhower. His life story was written in 1955 in the book “Bringing Up The Brass” which was made into a film The Long Grey Linedirected by John Forde and starring Tyrone Power as Marty and Maureen O Hara as his wife.
Also this month there is the list of Convicts from Roscrea who were transported to New South Wales in the 18th and 19th century . There are details of the principal inhabitants of the town in both 1856 and 1859.
If you have a story or picture that you would like to share you can contact Joe Coughlan at email@example.com or at 087 8140137’