Roscommon Lamb Festival May 02 - 07 May 2018

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Daily Guide


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

The Lamb Festival marquee will host handcraft demonstrations and workshops including Debbie Zawinski (The Feral Spinner), from Wales and Cathy Fulton, master lace knitter from USA, along with spinners, weavers and knitters from Roscommon and other places in Ireland. Other hand craft demomstrations will include tinsmith, woodwork, basket-making, blacksmith and more.

Farmers' Market: A Taste of Roscommon


10am - 6pm, Craft Marquee, Market Square

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

Local Enterprise Craft Marquee

Kilteevan Tidy Towns Ecology Walk

10:45am - Kilteevan Community Center

Kilteevan Tidy Towns invites you to a relaxing nature experience through 5km of the Cloonlarge Loop Walk. The terrain is flat and easy but comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes are recommended. Walk will be guided by Ecologist David Fallon

Traditional handcraft demos & workshops


2pm, Áras an Chontae

This 7 hour practical workshop with master weavers Joan Baxter and John Brennan will take place over two days and is aimed at those with some experience of tapestry. Weavers will explore the colour green drawing inspiration from nature and historic tapestries.

This event is fully booked.

Exhibition: Emerging Artists & Designers

Tapestry Symposium, Collaboration and Communication

10am - 2pm, Áras an Chontae

As part of International Fibre Art Festival 2018 we are delighted to offer an opportunity to meet with international textile artists during this Syposium titled Collaboration and Communication.

10.00 am Meet and Greet / Tea and Coffee.

Power point presentations and symposium with Joan Baxter, Internationally renowned Scottish artist. Anet Brusgaard, Director of the European Tapestry Forum, Denmark. Pascale De Coninck, owner of Dancing Threads studio Cork, and curator of the Timeline project. Line Dufour, founder and manager of FDSD. Other names to be confirmed. Q and A session.

1pm - 2pm light lunch of soup and sandwiches.

This project is funded and supported by Roscommon County Council. Click here to book tickets

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1pm - 5pm, Christian Brothers School, Abbeytown, Roscommon

Join the Christian Brothers School as they celebrate their 80th anniversary of educating young men in Roscommon. All are welcome for refreshments and to tour the school from 1pm to 5pm. Address at 3pm by former principal, Brother Heffernan. Followed by vigil mass at 7pm at Sacred Heart Church to celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice.

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Wolly's Quest

12pm and 2pm, Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon

A rip-roaring yarn with Woolly the Sheep to co-incide with Roscommon Lamb Festival!

Branar Teatar do PháistÍ in association with Riverbank arts Centre.

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool. Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, as she learns what life looms beyond the gate. A rip-roaring yarn, Branar weave together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!!

Tickets: €6

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Pallet Upcycling Competition

11am - Drop off Competition Entries at Lamb Festival Marquee

Sponsored by Murray's Timber, this competition has a prize fund of €500, so get out those old pallets and put your tools to work! No prior year entries please. Judging will take place at 3pm at the Lamb Festival Marquee.

To enter please call: 087 2352315 or 086 3726743

Upcycled Wooden Pallets

St Vincent Street Walk

3pm - The Square, Roscommon

Join local historian Gerry Shannon on a fascinating tour of St Vincent Street in Roscommon town. Meet at the Roscommon Town Museum.

Workshop: Leather Design Workshop


9pm - The Square, Roscommon

Delicious Roscommon Lamb served Brazilian- style! With live music.

Tickets:€15 Available at Roscommon tourist office, Gleesons Restaurant, online or on the door. Booking advised. Click here to book tickets

Street Party

South Roscommon Singers Circle

9pm - Murray’s pub Knockcroghery

Special guest the renowned singer song writer Brian O Rourke will perform the Roscommon launch of his new CD "A Loaf in the Post".

Street Party