For a full list of events happening around Roscommon for 2015 please click here
29th August, 2015
Heritage Day at Derryglad Folk Museum takes place on Saturday 29th, August, 2015 between 10am & 6pm.
View over 6,000 items on display in the museum including many new items.
Special Attractions 3pm - 6pm.
Corn Grinding of Flour with Quern Stones.
Vintage Model Maker with his Display.
Display of Rare Carpenters Tools & Much Much More.
28th June, 2015
Roscommon Racecourse is celebrating Midsummer's Day in style this year with a fantastic line up of stars from Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell to Jimmy Buckley. It promises to be one of the highlights of the summer. Tickets are available from local outlets, Shannonside Northern Sound offices and Ticketmaster. Make a night of it with our special overnight accommodation packages.
24th May, 2015
Cruachan Aí was the home of the Warrior Queen, Medb of Connacht, and is most famously remembered for being the location where the Táin Bó Cúailnge, (the Cattle Raid of Cooley), begins and brutally ends. Queen Medb has been incorporated into the fabric of this ancient vista through the oral tradition of storytelling, but is also echoed in the history of the monuments themselves.
The Táin Bo Cúailnge starts its dramatic journey north from the main mound at Rathcroghan at 10 am on a hopefully sunny morning, Sunday 24th May, 2015. This event has been running with great success in and around the Cooley Peninsula for the last number of years and this is the first time they have ventured into the heart of Connacht to start this march in the place where it all began and we’re very happy to be involved.
Part of the Irish Army will be marching at the event as well as re-enactors and historians, TV news and the newspapers and Rathcroghan’s Medb to send them off to victory. The March will be a great opportunity to dress up as warriors, druids, princesses and poets and come along to enjoy one of the greatest stories from the ancient world. If you would like to get more involved than watching the send-off or even strolling alongside some handsome soldiers, then why not pay a visit to the Visitor Centre, in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon next Saturday, 16th May, and get involved with organising costumes, making banners, shields and swords, and on the day itself, painting warrior faces, learning to write ogham riddles, taking part in the ancient Connacht Gamanraige Warrior Games (and get a certificate to prove it) and generally help make this the best Táin March ever. Visit www.rathcroghan.iefor more details.
22nd & 23rd May 2015
King House - Paths to freedom & 1916
The two-day event will take the form of a day of lectures in King House on Friday May 22 and half day on Saturday 23rd May followed by a musical evening on May 23 – with broadcaster Myles Dungan the Master of Ceremonies on both days . The lectures will feature well-known expert speakers from the worlds of TV, radio and academia, with a local perspective on Cumann na mBan and the struggle for women’s emancipation.
An exciting musical evening has also been included in the programme this year which will fill King House with songs and stories from World War 1, performed by The Brook Singers, with soloists Sadhbh Burt Fitzgerald, Jonathan Creasy, actor/tenor Brendan MacQuaile, pianist Ronan Murray and Simon Morgan.
We were delighted to be included in Kathleen Mangan's article on Ireland as a gourmet food destination. See the full article here
We are exciting about the upcoming launch of 2015 Roscommon Lamb Festival which will take place on Friday 20th March at 8pm here in Gleesons Town House, The Square, Roscommon. The launch will be performed by Richard Siberry owner of Black Donkey Craft Brewery, Ballinlough, Co Roscommon. We look forward to seeing you there! A great line up ahead for this year's Roscommon Lamb Festival with many events happening for all the family. If you would like to make a weekend of it, why not check out our special overnight packages here.
The Roscommon Drama Festival is always a highlight in Roscommon's events calendar and this year is no different with an exceptional line up of plays and a feast of the best amateur drama from around the county!
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