(English) Roscommon Lamb Festival

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Roscommon is the place to be from Wednesday 30th April to Monday 5th May 2008 for the first ever Roscommon Lamb Festival. Come and join us to enjoy the best of local food, our naturally reared Roscommon lamb.

Download the brochure here (PDF, 50kb)

A Word from Laurence Fallon, Chairperson:
Running from Wednesday 30th April to Monday 5th May, this festival promises to appeal to both town and country, young and not so young. Events include a gala dinner with our celebrity chef Rachel Allen, a wool fashion show, a global cooking event, wool spinning, lamb barbeques and farming events. The festival will also have a street carnival of music, song, pavement art and theatre events.

Festival Programme

Wednesday 30th April
11am Special Sale – Roscommon Mart
8pm Wool Alone Fashion Show with Catwalk Model Agency

Thursday 1st May
11am National I.F.A. Sheep Committee Meeting
6.30pm Sheep Pageant – Roscommon Square (a show not to be missed!)
7pm Launch of An Bord Bia Spring Lamb Promotion
8.30pm Sheep Seminar on World Sheep production – Abbey Hotel

Friday 2nd May
Farmers Market – Roscommon Town
10am Butchery Demonstration
11am Cookery Demonstration – Farmers Market
2pm Local schools rugby tournament – Creggs Rugby Club
4pm Festival Official Opening – Farmers Market
6pm GAA Football Blitz – Roscommon Gaels G.A.A. Club
8pm The Festival Highlight – Celebrity Chef Event – Abbey Hotel

Saturday 3rd May
All Day Family Fun Day
2pm Pet Lamb Competition – Square, Roscommon
5pm Tractor Re-assembly Speed Event – The Square
8pm Brazilian & Irish Barbeque – Behind Gleesons Townhouse
10pm Music on the Square with local & national musical groups

Sunday 4th May
All Day Family Fun Day
1pm Vintage Drive
2pm A Wool Day Out! – Roscommon Square
8pm Global Kitchen – International culinary extravaganza

Monday 5th May
3pm Carers Association Mini Marathon – Hannons Hotel Car Park

Full details in brochure available to download here (PDF, 50kb)

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