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41st O’Carolan Festival in Keadue

August 2 - August 5

Location: Roscommon - Ireland

Friday Aug 2nd

10:00 pm
Ceili in St. Ronan’s Hall –  Music by Rise the Dust
Saturday Aug 3rd
10:30 am
Harp competitions commence (see special brochure for details). Sponsored by Ariana Fuels.
2:00 pm
Family Fun Day – Brilliant day out for all the family…with sports events, football in the all weather pitch, bouncy castles and loads of other surprises (Insurance covered by Keadue Sportsfield Committee)
2:30 pm
15-18 & Senior Harp Competitions commence
9:00 pm
Play – Beezneez Theatre Company – An Ordinary Man – this performance by Gerry Farrell of John Mc Dwyer’s master piece is an unmissable piece of theatre

Sunday Aug 4th

2:30 pm
Opening of Crafts, Foods & Arts Displays in O’Carolan Heritage Park. (Exhibitors must book in advance).
3:00 pm
Festival Parade led by Raheen Pipe Band from Elphin – Assembly in Church Car Park. A sample of the Cultural, Business, Voluntary & Plain Daft life of the region will pass by towards St. Ronan’s Hall.
4:30 pm
Music & Song from the GigRig at St. Ronan’s Hall with Men of the West featuring Stephen Doherty, David Doocey and Pat Coyne
9:00 pm


Téada  with Séamus Begley in concert in St. Ronan’s Hall. An Irish traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia.  Read More….

Monday Aug 5th

11:00 am
Visit and laying of wreath at O’Carolan’s grave – Kilronan Cemetery
12:00 pm
Lecture in Kilronan Castle entitled ‘Roderic O’Conor’ – a Roscommon born artist of international fame. Speaker Jody Moylan
3:00 pm
Music, Song & Dance with youth members of Keadue CCE
4:00 pm
Live from the Heritage Park: Rakish – local traditional Irish, Folk & Country music group (Free Event)
7:00 pm
Internationally Renowned Door Dancing Competition – music by Liam Purcell & friends.


August 2
August 5
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Roscommon, Roscommon Ireland
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County Roscommon