Roscommon Lamb Festival April 29th - 4th May 2020

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

The Lamb Festival marquee will host handcraft demonstrations and workshops along with spinners, weavers and knitters from Roscommon and other places in Ireland. Other hand craft demonstrations will include tinsmith, woodwork, basket-making, wool hand crafts 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

TBC Loop Walk




Pallet Upcycling Competition

Between 11am - 1pm - 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

Upcycled Wooden Pallets

Historical talk on Noelle Ffrench Davies


This presentation will examine the extraordinary life of Dr. Noelle Davies, nee Ffrench, of Bushy Park House, Mount Talbot. An intellectual, educationist, nationalist, litterateur and political activist of international importance.This talk will look at her poetry and literary output, including three very personal hand written poems written at the grave of Michael Collins at Glasnevin after his death in 1922. The history of the Ffrench family and their arrival at Bushy Park House are examined together with Noelle's great love for the countryside around Bushy Park and the people that lived there.

Upcycled Wooden Pallets

Historical Tour of the Town

3pm: Roscommon County Museum in the Town Square

Tour of historical sites around Roscommon town with Gerry Shannon.

Meet at County Museum/Tourist Office in the Town Square.

Workshop: Leather Design Workshop

Interconnections 3

1pm: Roscommon Arts Centre

Artists tour and talk. This exhibition of woven tapestries is a collaboration between Irish and Scottish artists. The exhibition runs as a biennial event with invited artists. Scottish artists: Joan Baxter, John Brennan, Elizabeth Radcliffe, Clare Coyle. Irish artists: Frances Crowe Fibre Artist, Terry Dunne, Angela Forte, Mary Cuthbert.

1.00pm Guided tour of the exhibition facilitated by Frances Crowe, Joan Baxter and Terry Dunne.
1.30 Presentation by Vawn Corrigan Title: "The history of Irish textiles".
2.15 Presentation by Terry Dunne and Pascale de Coninck . Title: "Creating Timelines on the edge".
3.00pm Presentation by Joan Baxter titled: "Weaving Water".
3.30 Presentation by Frances Crowe. Premier launch of the film "Making Torn Apart".
Workshop space

For more information please see the facebook page International Contemporary Tapestry Tapestries will be on display until the 16th of May at the Roscommon Arts Centre.


Workshop: Leather Design Workshop

Celebrating 50 years of Thin Lizzy - The Eric Bell Trio

8pm: Roscommon Arts Centre

2020 is the 50th anniversary of Thin Lizzy and founding Band member Eric Bell will celebrate this landmark the way he likes best, playing live in as many towns and cities as possible. He brings with him two musicians who are also no slouches when it comes to recording and touring: Dave Wintour on bass and Romek Parol on drums, who, between them, have a client list that looks like a who's who of the rock'n'roll world. Eric will work his way through a playlist of songs that takes him from early days and influences, through his "Lizzy" days, through his back catalogue and right up to the present day.

Booking through the Arts Centre.

Workshop: Leather Design Workshop

Roscommon Lamb BBQ

9pm: Lamb Festival Marquee

Massive BBQ of delicious spring lamb cooked Brazialian style. The Festival committee wishes to acknowledge the sponsorship and assistance from Madden Meats, Rogue and Co, Gleesons Restaurant and Rooms, Molloys Bakery, Harrisons Café and Sisters Kitchen.

Tickets:€15 available from Gleesons' Townhouse, County Museum/Tourist Office and Molloys Bakery, Abbeytown.

Street Party