Rooskey Village rose

Rooskey Rose 2017 Natasha with her sponsor Cox’s Pub and Steak House Dromod

A hugely enjoyable night was had by all in Coxes Dromod, and a big thanks to all our Roses, their escorts, the sponsors, the judges, the wonderful Brendan Farrell, but especially the great support of the public who came and supported this event.

It was the final fundraiser before the actual Rooskey Heritage Festival, so we really appreciate the time and effort from all.

Each of the ladies were a joy and we had some craic for the evening with them.  Each showed themselves to talented, confident young ladies, each performing admirably in front of a large crowd. Brendan Farrell interviewed each, and each then did a ‘bit’, a poem, a song, a demonstration :D. The crowd loved it.

While nobody loses, the judges crowned Matasha Mahady the overall winner.  Congrats Natasha, we think your particular

Big thanks to the Kilmore Vintage Club who will hold a car run on Sunday at the Rooskey Heritage Festival.

The vintage run will finish about 1:00 on the day, and many of the cars will be parked up on display for the rest of the afternoon.


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The vintage club is a huge supporter of the Rooskey Heritage Festival  and had the award winning  float our recent St Patricks Day parade.

Fun in The Big Red Barn

We’re kicking of the Rooskey Heritage Festival with what we believe will be a really fun night.

There wil be a great mix of live musicDJ’ing, and ‘live music. We’re being posh and calling it ‘Music Madness‘ 🙂

We’re not saying ‘too’ much about it, but it will be compared by Mr Brendan Farrell and there will be plenty of surprise guests.

As well as our surprises, Ronan Nugent will do a DJ set, and we will have live music and craic from The Looney Hoppers.

It’ll be a great start to a great festival.


See you there…..

The Heritage Boat Association are bringing some of their vessels to Rooskey for the Rooskey Heritage Festival. This will give all of us a chance to see how goods where transported up and down the Shannon and other waterways.

For any boat enthusiast or people interested in our heritage this will a huge opportunity to see these wonderful vessels in the flesh.
We want to thank Tom Bailey and all the boat owners who are making their way to Rooskey in July.

They will be at the festival for two days.

More details will follow.

The Rooskey Heritage Festival committee are running the second annual Rose Competition on the 30th 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.  Coxes are for the second year our main sponsor for the festival and we really appreaciate their support.

The winner of the competition will be opening our festival in The Big Red Barn on the 28th of July.

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 Geraldine Moran.

Freda Beirne…… Centra
Jamie Fallon …….GB Motors
Shauna Cox………Happy Days
Rhiannon Cox……The Weir
Natasha Mahady…..Coxs Steakhouse
Claire McCormack….Noels Bar
Shannon Healy……Allans Barbers
Lauren Shanley….. Globe Metalworkers
Becky Kelly……Tully’s Undertakers
Ciara Hanley….Rooskey Kitchens
Becky Rogers…..Rooskey’s Medical centre
Ciara Summers…. Funky Fringes/Ambience Beauty Salon Tarmonbarry
Tara Washington …Ward Brothers
Caille O’Connor….Shannon River Adventure


The ladies and their escorts will be introduced by Brendan Farrell. There will be three independent judges on the night and music will be by Tom Moran.

Hope you can join us………………….

Now lads and lassies, last year we had a job getting sponsors for our Roses, this year we have lots of sponsorship but very few guys and girls so if ye want to be teamed up with a sponsor, don the suit or the dress and have the craic contact Karen on +353 (87) 294 6756, Ger on 00 353 (86) 821 5492 or pm us here for details.
Sure it’s going to be a great night. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

P.S. you can enter as a couple either!!!
So don’t be shy, come along and enjoy. 😀

We are NOT forgetting about the younger kids and we have some great bits lined up.

The return of the bouncy castles which are strictly for children (!) to get all that adrenaline out.

We’ll have a landtrain going around the village which looks like great craic.

On Sunday, we’re having a magic show.

Details for these activites are still being worked out, so make sure to keep up to speed by checking here, or Facebook.

The RHF committee want to wish Aidan Dockery, friend and supporter of our festival the very best of luck in the All Ireland Scor Competition this weekend in Belfast.

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

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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