Friday

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    Official Opening & Duck Race 8:00 with Eimear Reynolds

    Delighted to announce that Eimear Reynolds will open the Rooskey Heritage Festival this year. Eimear Reynolds is from the beautiful picturesque village of Rooskey in Co. Roscommon. Eimear was brought up in an extended family of musicians and singers so it was no surprise when she began to have a keen interest herself. Having trained [...]
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    8:30 to late Music Madness – The Looney Hoppers and Lip Sync Event

    Back to entertain us, the fabulous Looney Hoppers - everyone loves them and they'll really get the party started  🙂 After this we have the best that music has to offer. Superstars from all around the world.  Who will turn up? Bono, Lady Gaga, One Direction  ????????????????? Who knows, we don't, its all being kept hush hush. A great night [...]
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    Coyle’s Bus Hire available RHF weekend

    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....... 🙂

Saturday

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    Kiltimagh Pet Farm

    We are delighted to announce the return of Kiltimagh Pet Farm  to the Rooskey Heritage Festival. They will visit us on Saturday with a variety of exotic and domestic animals for you to come and meet. Hugely popular with kids of all ages 🙂  we are really happy that we can bring this popular attraction back in 2018. Please note that it is [...]
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    The ever popular Kayak and Canoe and Climbing Wall activities return

    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 [...]
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    Dessies Ices is back (Yum!)

    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 .  
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    2 to 4 at the Big Red Barn – Manic Ukes (ukulele supergroup!)

    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.
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    Coyle’s Bus Hire available RHF weekend

    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....... 🙂
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    Buskers Welcome at 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 [...]
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    2 to 3 – Face Painting

    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. 😎  
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    Honouring Bridie Clyne – Documentary from 4 o’clock at the Community Centre

    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 [...]
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    Robert Mizzell 10 to late 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”. [...]
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    Food & Craft Fair

    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 [...]
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    from 8 – Line Dancing at the Barn

    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.  

Sunday

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    Dog Show – 3 o’clock Sunday Afternoon

    The Rooskey Heritage Festival committee are having a RUFF time denying that one of the hits of the 2017 festival was the  DOG SHOW. Theres no need to HOUND us, its back on Sunday afternoon. We'll see if the 2018 dog show will be better? Will it be a MASTIFF success once again? Be part of the PACK, join in the fun. The full schedule and [...]
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    The ever popular Kayak and Canoe and Climbing Wall activities return

    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 [...]
  • rhf dessies ices

    Dessies Ices is back (Yum!)

    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 .  
  • 37043831_1943799758972401_4051437273017745408_n[1]

    Coyle’s Bus Hire available RHF weekend

    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....... 🙂
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    2 o’clock Bridie Clyne Plaque Unveiling

    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 [...]
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    Buskers Welcome at 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 [...]
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    2 to 3 – Face Painting

    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. 😎  
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    Kids Activities (Various) from 3 o’clock

    We have a wide variety of vendors who will provide goods and foods during the Rooskey Heritage Festival. 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, [...]
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    6 to 8: Whole Hog Supper (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. Thanks to Andrew Reynolds for leading the organising to this.    
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    Somewhere Under Oceans – Sunday Evening 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.
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    Food & Craft Fair

    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 [...]
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    from 8: Late Nite Radio Band

    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.