The ever popular Kayak and Canoe and Climbing Wall activities return.

We can now confirm that the water based activities that are so popular will return.

We will have the incredibly popular canoe and kayak activities under control of the Shannon River Adventure  crew, and 11811482_984604794894278_6998518101056470734_n[1]they are bringing the little bit scary Climbing Wall.  🙂 People love it (rather them than me!).

The Big Blue Play Bus from Roscommon have agreed to return to the Rooskey Heritage Festival.  We are delighted that they will be back in the village on Saturday afternoon as the feedback from the kids last year was fantastic.

The Roscommon Family Play Bus mission is to provide a safe, healthy, happy learning environment for the children so that they may reach their full potential in all areas of personal and intellectual development through this multi-disciplinary project.

The vision for the play bus is that it will offer a high quality early years service for the children and provide a space for parents to access training or support.

The RHF committee is delighted to support and highlight this service and hope that the people in the village take this opportunity to check it out, and the kids take the opportunity to have some fun


We are absolutely delighted to announce Patrick Feeney as our headline act on Saturday 29 July in the Big Red Barn, as part of the Rooskey Heritage Festival.

Patrick returns to the Rooskey Heritage Festival and headlines our Saturday night for the second time.  A great live act, we had many requests for his return and we listened.

Support will be the excellent  4Degrees West, who are very popular and getting better and better. We really like this group, they’ve supported the Rooskey Heritage Festival from the start, and we love to support them.





Big thanks to everyone who turned out and supported the 3rd annual Rooskey Duck Race.
For once the rain held off, but it was a bit chilly, so thanks for spending the time with us. The kids seemed to have a blast.
Last year the ducks took their time, this year they raced down the Shannon, and to be fair to everyone, we ran a second bonus race…..
The winners were Niamh Clancy, Eamonn Kelly, Aidan Nally, and Vincent Tighe in the first race. Prizes were €100, €75, €50, and NUGENTS ELECTRICS sponsored a bottle of whiskey for 4th place.

The winner of the bonus race were Gerard McHugh, Sarah Deehan, Michael Diffley, and Sandra Conroy (online), all winning €50.
All winners will hear from us shortly (if not already!)

It was great quack, thanks everyone

A HUGE thanks to everyone in and around the village for the St Patricks Day parade.  The turnout of floats and visitors was incredible, especially sine it was one of the worst day of the year weatherwise.  Incredible spirit and support was evident and it is heartening to see the village can achieve such great things.

Don’t forget to checkout our facebook page which has a enormus amount of photos taken by lots of visitors. 🙂

We are……. wait for it…. wait…..Holding the First…..Ever…..St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rooskey. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
Our Parade will take place at 5pm sharp on March 17th.

We invite all our local businesses, clubs, associations, groups, musicians, in fact if you want to walk the dog to come along. 🐕🐩

In the spirit of the Day, there will be a prize for the best turned out St. Patrick and the best float. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀


We hope that the whole community will get behind us with this one. The more floats, music, flags and banter we have the better. 🍀🍀

More details will follow….. so get your thinking caps on and let’s do a little bit of celebrating Rooskey Style on our own turf.


The RHF Committee is delighted to announce that the 2017 calendar is SOLD OUT.  Once more we wish to thank everyone for your continued support.

Rooskey Heritage Festival – Pub Quiz – A Great Night



Congratulations to the winning from our quiz last night, Mick Quinn, Gabriel Mc Hugh, Christopher Tighe and Jackie Cox.

Thanks again to everyone who missed the toy show last night and made their way to the quiz.
We really appreciated it.

We also Launched our Calendar for 2017 and it’s now available for sale for €5.  There are a limited amount available so get your copy before they run out.

Also they are the ideal gift for family and friends abroad, so buy one, pop it in the post and give you loved ones a taste of the RHF.

All funds raised we go towards the costs of running the Rooskey Heritage Festival 2017.

Thanks to Cox - Main Sponsors of the Festival

Cox's Steakhouse and Bar

Dromod Village
Co. Leitrim
T:  353 (0) 71 9638 234

Main Sponsor of the Festival

Cox's Steakhouse, Dromod, Co. Leitrim Tel: 353 (0) 71 9638234

Other Sponsors of the Festival

Waterways Ireland Logo

Waterways Ireland


Carrick-on-Shannon (071) 962 7621

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