Saturday 27th July

Food & Craft Village

12pm-6pm, Old Factory Grounds

This year’s Food & Craft Village will be at the heart of the village in the old factory grounds, featuring a wide selection of hand made artisan goods and crafts and delicious home made foods.

More info and application form

Kids Zone

12pm-6pm, Rooskey Community Centre

All-Day Access Entry Fee €6 per child for one day, €10 per child for the full weekend

This year there will be a dedicated kids zone behind the Community Centre, with one entry fee to pay for all-day come-and-go access to lots of fun activities which will keep the kids entertained for the whole afternoon, including all of this!

  • Bouncy castles with Little People Parties
  • Face painting
  • Scéalta Beo Storytelling – a theatre group acting out various stories from Irish mythology. Performing a new story every hour, kids and parents can even join in and be part of the show!
  • 2pm-6pm Bird of Prey display and talk with Sligo Falconry

Fun At The River

12pm-6pm, The River Shannon

Our beautiful riverbank is our best asset, and as always, there will be lots of fun activities for all the family enjoy beside and on the water.

Our local adventure specialists Shannon River Adventure are on board (pun intended) once again to provide activities for the whole weekend. There will be Kayaking Trips on the water, as well as the Climbing Wall to test your strength!

The Heritage Boat Association are also returning to our shores with an amazing display of 10 heritage boats for you to explore and learn about their fascinating history on the Irish waterways.

Early Evening Entertainment

4pm-8pm, Rooskey Post Office

As the evening sets in, we will have street-side entertainment in the heart of the village.

You can try to dunk your friends in our Unlucky Dip, and we will have local bands and performers keeping the festival atmosphere going on our Bandstand!

(If you’d like to showcase your talents on the bandstand stage, please email

Evening Headline Act: Jimmy Buckley

9pm, The Marquee, Rooskey Community Centre


We are absolutely thrilled to welcome country music superstar Jimmy Buckley to Rooskey to headline our 2019 Rooskey Heritage Festival!

Jimmy has been performing on stages all around Ireland and the UK since 1991. One of the top entertainers in Ireland and winner of the 2016 RTE ICMA “Best Male Artist Of The Year” Award, Jimmy will have you shakin’ and groovin’ around the dance floor all night long.

Jimmy will be supported by lively young band 4Degrees West, the perfect act to get you on your feet and kick off a night of fantastic music and fun.