There will be line dancing in the Big Red Barn before the big gig with Robert Mizzell.
We will have plenty of music, demonstrations, etc. Come early and join the craic.
Something for all our visitors
We have a wide variety of vendors who will provide goods and foods during the Rooskey Heritage Festival.
We have decided this year to separate out the vendors to spread them a bot around the village.
Please support them if you see something you like.
The marques are mostly owned by the Rooskey Heritage Festival committee, so feel free to let us know of they work or not. (Please be kind).
Robert Mizzell at the Big Red Barn
Robert has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here, and is now a top Country Artist in Ireland and the UK. He has released 12 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVD’s to date, and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band “The Country Kings”. Robert was voted “Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer” in a poll conducted by RSVP Magazine.
Robert was born in Louisiana, the Bayou State and raised on the shores of Lake Bistineau near Shreveport. Robert’s early musical influences came from his parents – both performed in a Church Gospel group. At the age of 17, Robert moved to Connecticut where he worked with his father in the painting & decorating business. He then joined the US army where he served for a number of years. After his military service he moved to Ireland with dreams of a career in country music.
“Kick Ass Country” was Robert’s first major hit, but it was “Say You Love Me” that made him a household name in Ireland. Other hits include “Gone, Gone, Gone”, “She’s My Baby”, “”, “Mama Courtney” and “Two Rooms And A Kitchen”.
Robert has recorded many songs in his career, but two highlights where in 2010 when he released the hit single “Mama Courtney” (an original written by Henry McMahon), and also “Murder On Music Row” (a cover duet with top American Country Artist, Collin Raye). Both singles reached the Number 1 position on the European Country Music Chart during 2010 and remained in the chart for twenty weeks.
Bride Clyne Documentary
We are delighted to have Proinsias O Rahilly attending our festival and
will present a documentary about Bridie Clyne in the Community Centre.
Proinsias Ó Rathaille mother, Bridie Clyne, was involved in republican activities from about the 1916-1926 and was on the republican side of the Civil War. She was with the republican garrison in the Four Courts when it was shelled by the Free State in June 1922.
In 1923 while in Kilmainham under the alias Annie Hardwicke, she went on hunger strike along with her two friends.
She also married Niall O’Rahilly in 1940, son of The O’Rahilly.
This will be a double celebration with the second part being a plaque unveiling on Sunday.
Face Painting for all ages …………….. !
Every Year People Ask – Yes, we have facepainting.
Saturday & Sunday 2-3 we have the ever popular face painting 🤡.
Bring the kids, be a butterfly, superhero etc. 😎
Buskers – Are you Coming to RHF??
Buskers – see you over the Rooskey Heritage Festival 🙂
In a MINOR change to the Rooskey Heritage Festival, we decided not to have a busking competition this year.
That DOES NOT MEAN that buskers will not be around, we have a few already promised, and all are welcome.
Come, enjoy the craic, stick out your hat, and fill the village with your sounds.
Hopefully, we will see you guys during July.
Bus Hire Available over the Rooskey Heritage Festival
Coyle’s Bus Hire will be available all over the festival weekend. Ring and book in advance.
If you wish to avail of service, the number is (086) 315 3410.
Probably best to book in advance……. 🙂
Manic Ukes & Guests – Saturday 2 to 4 at the Big Red Barn
The Rooskey Heritage Festival committee presents a ‘super group’ of ukulele players from all round the country.
We had great fun last year an it’ll be bigger AND better this year. Great fun, a great way to pass the afternoon.
Dessies Ices is back………….
The Rooskey Heritage Festival is supported by a lot of local businesses, many of which come back year after year to add to the whole event.
Des Hamilton….aka……DESSIES ICES……………. a friend of the festival …… is back this year .
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 they are bringing the little bit scary Climbing Wall. 🙂 People love it (rather them than me!).