The Rooskey Heritage Festival committee are launching a calendar from the Festival on the 2nd of December.  This will included a selection of photos taken during the 2016 event, along with some heritage photos from around the area.

In the calendar there will be photos taken over the course of the three days. If anyone does not want their picture included can they please contact us as soon as possible to make sure everyones happy

Fun pub quiz on Friday 2nd of December

Do you know who was in the Alternative ABBA at our variety show?How many songs did Sean Mahon sing? What colour was our piano?
Come along and take part, sure it’s only a bit of craic.

Calendar Launch

On the same night we are launching our calendar. This is a big one for us!!
We are delighted with it and hope you all are too.
It is a fun calendar with images from our festival in 2016. We hope you all like it as a lot of hard work has gone in to putting it together.
We have included some photos from our heritage wall during the Festival, and hopefully you will all know someone featured.
We want to thank Lisa McGowan and Margaret Goff for some great photos.

We want to acknowledge the support we have received from the local businesses and the committee want to extend our gratitude to Cox’s Pub and Steak House Dromod who have once again come on board with us.

Thanks to the wonderful community in which we live for the continued support, without you all we wouldn’t have a festival let alone a calendar.

A few people were asking who was at the Food & Craft Village this year, so here is a list as of now.  Usual disclaimer, there maybe last minute changes etc, but you’ll get the idea.

1. Coole swan
2. Happy duck ceramics
3. Jason O”Brien sweets
4. Banda woodcraft
5. Handcraft handmade
6. Angels love and light
7. Home bake
8. Handcraft fairy
9. Knitting crafts
10. Crepes and pancakes
11. Pixieboo dream catchers
12. Roy humpherys wood turning
13. Boxty. Com
14. Anne Devlin quilts etc.
15. Sterling silver jewellery
16. Mister coffee
17. Treasa McMorrow chocolate
18. Man of Aaron fudge
19. Master food
20. Viking Toys
21. Ursula Connolly personalised baby wear
22. Aloe vera
23. Geraldine Monaghan, garden centre drumsna
24. Eileen Kilkenny (boxty)
25. Vintage fashion
26. Ice cream Van


This is BIG BIG news!!!

Up and coming singer ⭐️Keelan ⭐️will be on stage at the Big Red Barn on Saturday 23rd of July for the Rooskey Heritage Festival.

Keelan has recently won best newcomer at Sky TV Hot country awards and can be seen on Sky TV 389 On Wednesdays and Thursday’s @ 7pm.

Check him out guys and girls because he’ll soon be at the Rooskey Heritage Festival 2016.

The Busking Competition is returning to the 2016 Rooskey Heritage Festival. Big shout out to Shannon Quay Developments for sponsoring.


It was great fun last year, was a big draw for the crowds.

There is a nominal fee but we do have a super prize (we’ll confirm later on our Facebook Page).

Please feel free to download the form (its a pdf) to complete.



Please note the entry date and T&Cs.

Best of luck everyone 😀

Heres a picture of the form if you want to check it out before download.

Busking competition 2016


The Junior & Senior Rose (and Escorts) pose before the fun begins.

We are delighted to say the the ‘First Annual Rooskey Rose’ competition was a huge success.

Congratulations to the winners of the Junior and Senior competitions and a really big thanks to all who were brave enough to take part.  Big shout out to the escorts too.  They all took part in the best spirit and the community thanks you.

Junior Rose – Shauna Rogan / Senior Rose – Katie King with escorts

Katie King was sponsored by Ambience Beauty Salon

Shauna Rogan sponsord by Harkins Bistro

We really did not know how exactly this would go as it was the first year and something quite different from other fundraisers.  Although we are raising funds for the Rooskey Heritage Festival, we always like to give good value and try to ensure that people enjoy themselves.  This was definitely one of these evenings 🙂 .

We have a huge amount of people to thanks, we had asked for your support and we got it in abundance.


Thank you –

  •  To our judges; Daniel Beck, Elaine Hanley and Sile O’ Dowd. Hope you enjoyed the craic.
  • To Brendan Farrell Shannon Side, it was a pleasure to work alongside you. Thanks for your help and guidance throughout this process and of course thanks to Gerard Antony for that wonderful tuxedo.
  • To Pamela Hoey, Beautician & Make Up Artist,,who did make up for some of the Roses, thank you.
  • To people who helped out on the night, especially Terry Clews, Karen and Darren.
  • To Margaret Goff for the photography on the night and Ep Keenan for our background slides and support.
  • To P.S. Red for your kindness and support, thank you.
  • To Cox’s Pub and Steak House Dromod, our festival main sponsors, a huge thanks again guys. As usual you came up trumps.

But especially we want to thank…………….

  • All our Roses and Escorts. They entered into the spirit of the event with great attitude, they entertained us with song, dance, music, poetry ,hairdressing and even hoola hooping 🙂 What a great bunch you all are. Take a bow guys!
  • To everyone who took time our of the busy lives to come and support the event.  The buzz on the night was excellent and even a few of the ‘lads’ admitted it was a great night.  Thanks for the continued support.  With it we can bring success to the area.






Colleen Bohan Weir Lodge
Shannon Boyle Bornacoola Youth Club
Orla Cox Funkey Fringes
Katie King Ambience Beauty Salon
Karan Conboy Rooskey Kitchens
Cora McCauley Cox’s SteakHouse
Ciara Compton Tully’s Undertakers
Micheala McHugh Ward Brothers
Shauna Rogan Harkins Bistrow
Megan Nugent S.Croghan Groundworks Ltd
Becky Rogers Rooskey Medical Centre
Megan Hughes Coyles Bus Hire

Big thanks to all the ESCORTS who will also be part of the craic, including:

James McGlynn, Patrick Feeney, Darragh Reynolds, Alan Bohan, Gavin Tully, Damien Moran, Nathan Beirne, Ross Eimes, Michael McCormack

Rooskey Heritage Festival committee are running a Rose Competition on the 24th of June in Cox’s Pub and Steak House Dromod.  We are delighted to be hosting this event in Cox’s Pub and Steak House Dromod as this year they have come on board as our main sponsor for the festival.Big thanks to them.
The winner of the competition will be opening our festival in The Big Red Barn on the 22nd of July.

Some businesses are sponsoring our lovely ladies {a list of which will follow} and music on the night will be with Alan Farry.

This will be our big fundraiser for the festival, tickets will be €10 and it promises to be a great occasion.
The Rose co-ordinator is Sinead Compton.

Here come the Quack !! Duck Race Sunday 1st May

rubber-duck[1]Remember this guy?

Well he and 499 of his friends have landed in Rooskey in preparation for the 2nd Annual Rubber Duck Race, in aid of the Rooskey Heritage Festival.

1st May  is the date, please join in the fun. Turn up and watch the swarm of ducks racing.  Join in with the activities beside the river.  We will have music, games, and loads of activity at the river side to keep everyone happy.

We are hoping people will support the Duck Race again, as it was a fantastic success last year!

You can manage a duck in the race for €2. (quacken’ value)  

The first three past the post will get a prize.

1st      €75

2nd   €50

3rd   €30


We are also re running a separate competition for all those who want to take part but are not around to buy a line locally. We did it last year, and we got great support.

How it works:

1. Donate €2.00 to the Rooskey Heritage Festival using the button below.

2.  You will get a receipt from Paypal about your donation.

3. We will RANDOMLY SELECT a duck for you, and let you know the number.

4. The Duck Race will take place on Sunday May 1 around 2:00 (ish!)

5. The first three (3) ducks over the line will get a prize. €75 for 1st, €50 for 2nd, and €30 for third. Same as local competition.

All profits go towards the Rooskey Heritage Festival.

There will be cards available all around the village, and with committee members, so please support us and give yourself a chance to win.

Last year we ran short of ducks(!), so if you want to support us, get in early.



Manage a Duck !!

ONLY €2.00!

Buy your DUCKS here
Please let us know your email ans we will forward your duck numbers to you :):

All profits go to the Rooskey Heritage Festival.

Buy your DUCKS here
Please let us know your email ans we will forward your duck numbers to you :):

Last Years Race

We are delighted to announce that the McFaddens Funfair is coming to Rooskey Heritage Festival.

Check out the McFaddens website to get an idea of their operation.

The funfair will be open from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  Should be fun.

More about McFaddens Entertainments

McFaddens Entertainments is an Irish company, that has been in the entertainment business for many generations. The company has varied in form from drama and variety to circus and finally to funfair bringing many fond memories to the people of Ireland for many years.

The experience of the company management is unmatched in the industry as the company has participated in many different events in its life time. The aim of the company has always been to provide a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all its customers and to bring success to any events that it takes part in.

The company has been a member of the showmans guild of Ireland since its establishment.





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

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Waterways Ireland


Carrick-on-Shannon (071) 962 7621

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