Roscommon Lamb Festival May 01 - 06 May 2019

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Daily Guide

FRIDAY 3rd May

10am - 4pm: Sunflower Garden, Antogher Road

Foraging for Spinning and Natural Dyeing; - spinning and dyeing the "Feral Spinner" way. A foraging workshop at Sunflower Garden from 10am - 4 pm gathering materials for spinning and natural dyeing and then learning stick- spinning, making one's own twiggy spindle, plying on a nostepinne and skeining using a niddy noddy, plus experimenting with the natural dyes we have gathered. Numbers limited. Cost €10.00.

Tel: Booking essential at 087 2808225

Farmers' Market: A Taste of Roscommon

10am - 6pm: Lamb Festival Marquee, The Square

Artisan food producers from around Co. Roscommon will display their produce with opportunities to sample and purchase. The Lamb Festival marquee (situated at back of Bank of Ireland) will also host handcraft demonstrations including tinsmith, woodwork, basket-making, wool hand crafts and more. Workshops for children will be available.

Farmers' Market: A Taste of Roscommon

10am - 6pm: Craft Marquee, The Square

Craft tent situated at the front of the Bank of Ireland is reserved for crafters from Co. Roscommon who are in business producing high quality craftwork of different kinds.

Local Enterprise Craft Marquee

Donamon Castle

11am: Donamon Castle

Guided Tour of Donamon Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. Limited numbers. Suggested donation €10, including tea/coffee and scones. Proceeds to Donamon Castle Maintenance Fund.

Tel: John Hanley on 086 8125211

Animal Farm

Roscommon Chartrettes 21st Anniversary Celebration

5pm: New walkway off The Square, Main Street

To mark the 21st anniversary of the twinning of Roscommon Town with Chartrette in France, the new walkway between the square and the new carpark will be named "Rue Chartrette". The 21st event will celebrate the friendship and cultural exchange over twenty one years and look forward to the coming years and new opportunities for Irish French relations from a cultural, social and economic perspective.

Ambassador H.E. Stéphane Crouzat will attend the alleyway naming. All welcome.

Cycle against Suicide


8pm: Lamb Festival Marquee, The Square

Come along to enjoy the wonderful talent of Roscommon's young people and maybe discover the next big star. Organised in association with Ros FM.

Tel: Jerry Jago on 087 6446019.

Cycle against Suicide

A Lone Furrow - The story of Aleen Cust

8pm: Roscommon Arts Centre

Athleague and Ballygar's famous veterinary surgeon, the first female veterinary surgeon in Ireland and Britain. A dramatized account of her life and times and her fight for recognition written by Tommy Murray and produced by Tom Costello and Brigeen Fitzmaurice with Roscommon Drama Group. Early booking advisable.

Tel: Roscommon Arts Centre at 090 6625824

Animal Farm

Ukephoric Music Session

9.30pm: Murray's Pub, Knockcroghery

A ukulele collective based in Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon.

Animal Farm