Programme of Events 2018

Friday Aug 4th

10:00 pm
Ceili in St. Ronan's Hall - Music by Rise The Dust

Saturday Aug 5th

10:30 am
Harp competitions commence. (See special brochure for details)
9:00 pm
Harp &Trad Concert in St. Ronan's Hall - featuring local & visiting artistes including Emma Benson, Fiachra Guihen, Mossie Martin, Sean Carroll, Bryan Ryan & Fionnuala Maxwell.  We also hope to feature the winner of our Senior Harp Competition from earlier in the day.

Sunday Aug 6th

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.

3:30 pm
Official Opening of Festival by Minister of State Sean Kyne TD
4:30 pm
Street Entertainment featuring local renowned flute player Tommy Guihen - performance supporting launch of Tommy's new CD "The Torn Jacket". Tommy is joined by other members of Shebeen. 
9:00 pm
In Concert - Cherish The Ladies travel from the USA for a not-to-be-missed night. Tickets available online

Monday Aug 7th

11:00 am
Visit and laying of wreath at O'Carolan's grave - Kilronan Cemetery
12:00 pm
Lecture in Kilronan Castle by Fr Tomas Flynn : On the centenary of the event, a lecture on the 1917 by-election in North Roscommon culminating in the election of George Plunkett - known as the Election of the Snows. Fr Flynn published a book in late 2016 researching these events and the many local angles of interest. The election latterly proved to be a pivotal one in the future of politics in Ireland. 
3:00 pm
Music ,Song & Dance with youth members of Keadue CCE 
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Internationally Renowned Door Dancing Competition - music by Liam Purcell & friends. A great evenings entertainment to close our festival.
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