Late Nite Radio

We welcome the Late Nite Radio band, returning to the Rooskey Heritage Festival, headlining a night of music from local artists.
A brilliant live act, this will be a great way to end the festival.  We can’t wait.

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).

Somewhere Under Oceans – Added to the Sunday Big Red Barn lineup

We are super excited by this,Somewhere Under Oceans (Felicity Moran and friends) are making their debut in Rooskey at the Red Barn on Sunday 29th of July and we can’t wait to hear them. 😎

Always a thrill, and a stated aim of the festival, to promote local talent.

Robert Mizzell at the Big Red Barn

About Robert

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.

From 6 t0 8 in the Big Red Barn, we are having a  BBQ supper.  Tickets for the event cover both the supper and entrance to the bands in the barn later, headlined by Late Nite Radio.Andrew Reynolds

Thanks to Andrew Reynolds for leading the organising to this.

 

 

A full range of fun for the kids

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Captain Sparrow, Pirate Sally & Bubbles the fish heading to Rooskey for the festival….

We hope Molly & Johnny don’t mind. 😂.

They are putting on a spectacular show on Sunday 29th. A touch of magic and a lot of class. Bring the children, they are bound to enjoy it. 👌

 

There will be juggling, a magic show, stilt walking and lots of bits and pieces.  Should be fun for the kids.

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. 😎

 

Part 2 of the Bridie Clyne events

Join us as we join Proinsias O’Rahilly  unveiling a plaque honouring his mother.

These heritage events prove very popular and we have no doubt that this will craw a bit crowd.

There will be the unveiling at the bridge, and there will then be a question and answers session afterward in The Weir Lodge.  This will be of keen interest to anyone history buffs, all are welcome.

This has been organised by Proinsias and Aidan Dockery, and we are delighted that they coordinated the event with the Rooskey Heritage Festival. We thank you.

Thanks to Cox - Main Sponsors of the Festival

Cox's Steakhouse and Bar

Dromod Village
Dromod
Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Leitrim
T:  353 (0) 71 9638 234

Main Sponsor of the Festival

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

Many, thanks to Cox's Steakhouse Bar & Restaurant who are the Main Sponsor for the Rooskey Heritage Festival in 2018. This continues the brilliant support they have given us since the Festivals inception.

Cox's will also be in charge of the bar at the Big Red Barn during the Rooskey Heritage Festival, and always do a great job.

Make sure you check them out in Dromod, a great place to relax.

 

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