Super Dad Winners & Thank Yous

We has a great turnout for our ‘Super Dad’ fundraiser.  Thank you everyone.

It was great fund and very informative ????   LOL

We had a last miunte entry, and would you believe it, they only went and won it, with no practice !!!!

And the winners are John and Eoin Gray.  Congrats to you, and thanks for taking part in the fun.


We want to thank:

Paul our MC who did a super job.

Frank for allowing us take over his pub,

all the Dads and sons who took part (no daughters!)

and of course …

Everyone who came out to support us. 😀😀😀

Event Sponsors of the Festival

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

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Waterways Ireland

Roscommon County Council

K & D Joinery 44 (0)20 8526 7020

rooskeyheritagefestival@gmail.com

© 2018 Rooskey Heritage Festival

RHF Sponsor 2018

As we head into our fourth festival we are looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor some of our events. If you think you would like to help out with any of our costs please contact Geraldine on 086/821 5492, Sinead on (086) 377 0218 or Martin on (086)8215053 😀

Posted by Rooskey Heritage Festival on Friday, May 11, 2018

 

As we head into our fourth festival we are looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor some of our events.
If you think you would like to help out with any of our costs please contact a member of the RHF Committee or contact us HERE

 

 

Towards the end of last year we where grant aided €2.500 from Boyle Municipal District funding. Thanks for the capital grant, we think we’ve made the besto f it.

With this money we purchased 10 gazebos in a variety of colours and 7 foldup tables.

These items will be used to facilitate our food and craft stalls this year and other events during the year.

Annual Rooskey Duck Race is back on 1st April (Easter Sunday 1:30).  A really popular event with young and old, come down and enjoy the quack,

Tickets available Tighe’s Centra Rooskey or from any committee member.
You can also buy on line.

 

Can you believe its out 4th????????

Remember the first? Here was a video we did…..

Thanks to all who took part in our St Patricks Day festivities, the parade was a great success, and we had a draw as a fundraiser.  Thanks everyone

Results from our draw;

4th place bottle of whiskey, scouts

3rd place coffee percolator; Tommy Gaffney

2nd place Hamper; Collette Kelly

1st place  Darragh Mc Guire; Voucher for a Day Boat sponsored by Manor House Marine.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Thanks everyone for your support. 

At our AGM it was suggested that the perception is has it that the festival committee has lots of money, well to be blunt about it, we don’t. 😕

Our festival cost nearly €30,000 to run last year and all of this money was received through sponsorship, donations, grant aid and fundraising events.

I can hear you asking how?

How does a small community festival cost so much and here briefly is the answer.

Barn €8000 / Insurance €1300 / Toilets €1500 / Kiddies events €4000 / Sound €1000 / Music €7000  / Advertising €2000

And sundries makes up the rest.

All these figures are available for anyone to see if your interested after all we are aware that everyone of you who buys a duck, a raffle ticket or pays into the Barn is supporting us in our endeavour to do something positive for Rooskey.

We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to do our bit for the community we live in and we feel that as a group of volunteers we are doing OK.

We ended last years festival with a small amount of funding ( approx €4,500) in our kitty and we have all ready paid our deposit of €2000 for the Barn.

The RHF was never about making profit, it was established to bring something positive to our community at large and to give us the residents a pride of place and we think we do a good job on this.

Positive things appear to be starting for our village with the development of a playground, the harbour getting some work done and maybe even the hotel reopening.

The RHF committee are delighted to play a small part in all this progress and long may it continue.

We also want to thank you guys for your support to date and hopefully your support into the future.

The committee for this year is as follows;

Hilda Kennedy

Sinead Compton

Maura Mc Cormack

Paddy Joe Nugent

Martin Murphy

Brenda Hayes

Geraldine Moran

Eunice Langley

Marie Russell

Orla Beirne

I apologise for this long winded post but I thought

(a) you are entitled to know where the money goes and

(b) it’s nice to know who is running the festival.😀

Again we are always on the look out for help so if ye have it in your mind to get involved either in a small way or big we would love to hear from you. Everyone is welcome.

So come on Ireland in the Rugby, Enjoy the parade after and finally rumour has it there is music in the local public houses on the night.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact some of the above.
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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

Event Sponsors of the Festival

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

Waterways Ireland Logo

Waterways Ireland

Roscommon County Council

K & D Joinery 44 (0)20 8526 7020

rooskeyheritagefestival@gmail.com

© 2018 Rooskey Heritage Festival