Programme of Events 2017



Friday Aug 4th

7:30 pm
Fun Run & Walk - Registration at 7:00 - Event leaves from St Ronan's Hall at 7:30 pm around picturesque Keadue.
 
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. 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. 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
Music at the Heritage Park with local four piece band Rakish - always a lively session 
 
7:00 pm
Internationally Renowned Door Dancing Competition - music by Liam Purcell & friends. A great evenings entertainment to close our festival.