Get ready for an unforgettable summer in Roscommon, as this vibrant county is gearing up to host a diverse range of events that will leave you enthralled. From captivating music festivals to enriching cultural and heritage celebrations, Roscommon has something to offer everyone. Read all about the essential dates and information to plan your trip and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Roscommon.
Boyle Arts Festival July 20th – 29th
One event that should be at the top of your list is the Boyle Arts Festival, taking place from July 20th to 29th. This highly anticipated festival promises ten days brimming with incredible music, mesmerizing art exhibitions, captivating performances, and engaging workshops. Immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression and cultural enrichment as you indulge in live music performances, attend inspiring poetry readings, and explore a plethora of artistic displays. To discover the full range of events and activities offered during the festival, be sure to visit www.boylearts.com for the comprehensive festival catalogue. Get ready to embrace the arts and create lasting memories this summer at the Boyle Arts Festival.
The O’Carolan Festival of Harp and Traditional Music (Jul 31st – Aug 7th )
Held in the small village of Keadue Roscommon every August Bank Holiday since 1978, is The O’Carolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival. Celebrating the famous Harper Turlough O’Carolan who lived in the area and is buried beside Keadue. The Festival includes Concerts, Ceili, Tuition on the Harp, Set Dancing, Harp Recitals and a Harp Competition. To find out more click HERE
Heritage Week (August 12th – 20th )
Celebrate all things heritage in Roscommon this August during Heritage week. Events and planning are still taking place with new events being added in the upcoming weeks, we are looking forward to more in person events to celebrate and bring together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. Keep an eye on upcoming listings for Heritage week here www.heritageweek.ie
Roscommon Industrial & Agricultural Show (August 19th)
Mark your calendars for August 19th, as the Roscommon Industrial & Agricultural Show promises a fantastic day out for the whole family. This eagerly anticipated event showcases a wide array of classes where participants can enter their farm and garden produce, arts and crafts, photography, and more. Enjoy spectating the livestock competitions featuring magnificent horses, impressive cattle, graceful goats, adorable ponies, and woolly sheep. Don’t forget to bring your furry friend along, as the dog show adds an extra dose of excitement to the festivities. Whether you’re keen to participate or simply enjoy the spectacle, you can find more information about the Roscommon Industrial & Agricultural Show by visiting www.roscommonagriculturalshow.ie