The 2019 Roscommon Lamb Festival was launched at Roscommon Mart yesterday (Wednesday) and will run right through the Bank Holiday Weekend (until Monday, May 6th) with events for the whole family to enjoy.
Today’s events begin with a lecture by Prof. John Feehan entitled ‘The Spirit of Trees’ at 10.30 am in Roscommon Library. This lecture explores the many facets of the role trees and woods play in our lives and will be followed by lunch and a visit to St. John’s Wood. Cost is €30, contact Gerry Browne on 087-2808225 for more information.
At 11 am, there will be a guided tour of Donamon Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland.
Later on at 2 pm Curley’s farm at Carntleva, Four Roads will play host to a farm walk in association with Teagasc.
At 7 pm, Arás an Chontae will host a wool seminar, while at 8 pm this evening, why not head along to ‘A Lone Furrow’ at the Roscommon Arts Centre. This full-length play details the story of Aleen Cust, Ireland’s first female veterinary surgeon.
Thursday draws to a close in Murray’s Pub, Knockcroghery with the South Roscommon Singers Circle.
Friday’s highlights include ‘A day with the Feral Spinner’, Debbie Zawinksi at the Sunflower Garden on Antogher Road from 10 am to 4 pm.
The Farmer’s Market and hand craft stalls will be in place from 10 am to 6 pm in the Lamb Festival Marquee in The Square and the Roscommon Chartrettes 21st Anniversary celebration will take place at 5 pm with the naming of the new walkway off The Square.
The night will draw to a close with the Ros Youth Talent Show Final in the Lamb Festival Marquee from 8 pm.
The festival continues on Saturday with the Kilteevan Tidy Towns Cloonlarge Loop Walk from Kilteevan Community Centre at 10.30 am followed by the River Jiggy Mini Orchard launch at 2 pm. You can take a historical tour of Roscommon Town from 3 pm and enjoy Brazilian style spring lamb at the Roscommon Lamb Festival BBQ in the festival marquee at 9 pm.
International Sheepdog Trials kick off Sunday at Walsh’s Field at 9 am while there are golf competitions at Roscommon Golf Club from 10 am.
With Roscommon GAA Inter-Club Sheep Shearing and Family Fun Day taking place at Loughnaneane Park, Sunday promises to a day of great entertainment for young and old.
The 2019 Roscommon Lamb Festival will draw to a close on Monday (6th) with the Carer’s Mini Marathon at 12 pm from Hannon’s Hotel. The healthy way to end another eventful May Bank Holiday weekend in Roscommon Town!