Roscommon County

Roscommon Lamb Festival:

An annual event in springtime that celebrates the county’s great agricultural heritage, particularly the key role the lamb-producing industry has played in sustaining many rural areas, and the county’s reputation as producers of top-class lamb. The 10-day event includes displays like sheep shearing, cooking competitions for lamb, and stalls with all possible delicacies from locally grown food. The event is designed for the whole family and features crafts, music, and activities for children.

O’Carolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival:

One of the major traditional musical events, the festival is held in the historical town of Keadue. One of the most famous early harpers and composers of the 17th century is Turlough O’Car. The festival will offer a program of concerts, workshops, and competitions featuring at their core the great instrument of Ireland.

Boyle Arts Festival:

One of the leading Irish art festivals, it occurs every year in July in a Boyle ambiance.

The festival will be comprised of a program of visual arts exhibitions, live music performances, and poetry readings that will embrace the whole range of its artistic expression. The festival is set to draw in artists and participants from across Ireland and abroad, and therefore afterwards should constitute one of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Roscommon.

Strokestown International Poetry Festival:

Takes place at Strokestown Park House in Roscommon. It features a range of events such as competitions, readings, discussions, workshops, and much more, all under the roof of poetry. It sets a pedestal for established writers and even new ones, since it receives participation from all over the world.

Roscommon Drama Festival:

This festival is part of the national drama festival circuit and presents some of the best amateur drama groups in Ireland. Staged with a week-long festival of theatrical performances, running from March 20, it is indeed a paradise of theaters, where some of the best productions throughout Ireland have competed in a festival setting.

The Rossie Way:

A summer festival built around a suite of outdoor concerts with venues across the county, coupled with an array of community events. Many of the events of this kind will also host some of the county’s most popular bands and performers, showcasing the current, vibrant local music environment, appealing to all age groups.

Heritage Week in Roscommon:

National Heritage Week is hugely welcomed in Roscommon, where the heritage of the county is all set to be enlivened by numerous events and activities for one and all. Events planned include guided tours of historical sites, nature walks, lectures, and exhibitions enlivening the county’s rich history and its natural environment.

Lough Key Triathlon:

A top-class sporting event, this truly does entice athletes to Roscommon from all over Ireland and further afield. Swimmers, cyclists, and runners tested their athletic ability around the breathtaking and scenic Lough Key Forest Park, amidst the stunning beauty of the Roscommon landscape. Those should include not only action to underline the richness of culture but also community spirit and gaining memories of visitors reflecting the best from Irish heritage to contemporary culture.