Roscommon Lamb Festival May 01 - 06 May 2019

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Daily Guide


The Spirit of Trees

10.30am: Seminar Room, Roscommon Co. Library

Lecture by Prof. John Feehan exploring the many facets of the role trees and woods play in our lives. An introductory talk in the morning followed by a visit to St John's Wood, one of the jewels in the crown of Roscommon's natural heritage.
Lunch at 12pm followed by field trip to St John's Wood, Lecarrow. Limited numbers. Booking essential. Cost €30.00 including lunch.

Tel: Gerry Browne on 087 2808225

St Comán's Monastery, Where was it located?

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

Sheep Farm Walk

2pm: John Curley's farm, Carntleva, Four Roads

This will be a knowledge transfer [KT] event in association with Teagasc. Representatives of Kepak Athleague and Coffeys of Lecarrow to speak on the subjects of sheep meat and wool.
Farm will be signposted from Athleague and Four Roads.

Tel: Donal Mee on 086 3276061

Animal Farm

A Lone Furrow - A full-length play - 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 on 090 6625824

Animal Farm

Wool Seminar

7pm: Áras an Chontae

Discussion on the history of wool in Ireland, wool as a natural resource and the challenges of reviving the industry.
Darren Carty of the Irish farmers journal will chair the discussion.

Speakers include;
John Brooks, sheep farmer and former ICSA sheep committee chairman from Taughmaconnel.
Kevin Dooley, wool merchant, Roscrea.
Saoirse Mc Hugh, Green party candidate in the European elections representing the North West and an environmentalist from Achill.
Suzanne Crampton, novelist/wool blogger/sheep farmer from Kilkenny.

Information on the Roscommon Sheep Breed and the history of the wool industry in Ireland. Also featuring displays of wool products by local artists and exhibitors.

Tel: Donal Mee on 086 3276061

Animal Farm

South Roscommon Singers Circle

9pm: Murray's Pub, Knockcroghery

Singing session. Special guest on the night. Come along with your own song or story. As Spring passes and Summer approaches songs and stories relating to the time of year would be most welcome. Admission is free.

Street Party