Some of these memories are in the form of Essays written by pupils of the school in the 1930’s.
Therefore this book is likely to occupy an important place in the annals of the local history of the people of Roscrea and in particular of course, those who attended and were associated with Corville National School, Roscrea. It will also provide a window of insight into what Irish Society was like in by gone days and how Corville National Schools helped shape and form the minds of all the students that passed through the schools gates.
Patricia, has also said that she intends to remember in a special way in so far as she can those who have now gone to their eternal reward. She would welcome photographs and personal memories and is grateful to those families whose loved one’s, who were part of Corville’s past, have already provided her with information and treasured memories.
Patricia is daughter of the late Billy O’Meara formally Kennedy Park and Anne (nee Feehan). She is married to Tim Gleeson a native of Templederry who is Sales Manager, with Bank of Ireland Insurance & Investments. Patrica and Tim have two daughters Zoe and Claudia and they lie at Glassderrymore in Brosna. Patricia completed her secondary education at Roscrea Vocational School before commencing Accountancy Studies in Dun Laoghaire Regional College, Dublin. She commenced work with Lupton & Associates Accountants, Roscrea in 1990 where she has worked since. Patricia plays an active role in community life in Roscrea and has done so for many years. She was actively involved in RCTLC and its efforts to secure a swimming pool for Roscrea, serving as a Director of the Community Co-Operative. She is currently a Director of Roscrea 2000 Ltd and is an active member of Roscrea’s St Cronan’s Conference of the society of St Vincent de Paul.
The proceeds from Patricia’s book will go towards special computer equipment for which the school are currently fund raising for. It is hoped that Patricia’s venture on behalf of Corville School, the pupils now attending there and those who will do so in the future, will receive the support of the entire community as well as those who will do so in he future, will receive the support of the entire community as well as those who may have or had specific linkages with the school. In this regard Patricia would welcome sponsorship or patronage of her book. Both sponsors and patrons names will be included in the book and each will be invited to the launch on November 17th. The sponsors will receive a hard copy of the book while patrons will receive a soft copy. Sponsors are invited to give €75.00 in sponsorship, while patronage is €30.00.
Those who would wish to support the venture and thereby the pupils of the school can contact any of the following:
Particia Gleeson, Glassderrymore, Brosna, Birr.
Marrion Flanagan, Monaincha,
Brendan Lawlor, Scart, Roscrea
Gerry Kirwan, Ashmere, Roscrea
John Lupton, Rosemary Street, Roscrea
Kay O’Donoghue, Scart, Roscrea
Eimer McCoy, Glencarrick, Roscrea
Pat Joe Whelan, 28 Cois Carrig, Roscrea.
Fr Michael Harding, Templemore Rd, Roscrea.
John Slattery, Corville School, Roscrea.
Martina O Donoghue, Dungar, Roscrea.
G.P. Maher, Cistercian College, Roscrea.
Ann Searson, Sheehills
Mary Heffernan, Abbey Street
Martina Kirwan, Chapel Lane.