(English) Roscommon Lamb Festival 2011

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Roscommon Lamb Festival 2011 is a celebration of family fun, great food, farming, heritage and community spirit in County Roscommon. Taking place on the May Bank Holiday from Wednesday 27th April to Monday 2nd of May 2011, including a world record attempt on Saturday in Dr. Hyde Park.

We are now in our fourth year and growing from strength to strength with a vision of creating a nationally recognised festival for the Roscommon and Shannonside regions. Based on the fact that Roscommon has the highest lamb output in the country, the festival celebrates lamb in a diverse range of events over the course of the weekend.

Our schedule for 2011 is the most comprehensive since the festival started, with over 30 events taking place over the course of the weekend! Majority of our events are free and the festival itself is a not for profit event.

This year’s highlights include:

  • World Record Attempt – Most Knitters in One Place – a fantastic occasion to put Roscommon on the map for using the wool of our most famous product!
  • Sheep Farm Walks, Walking & Heritage Tours – including St John’s Wood, Rathcroghan & the Dominican Abbey.
  • BBQ Brazilia & Irlanda – Family Brazilian BBQ with Irish Lamb and music from Defcon 5 from 9pm-12am.
  • Family Fun Sunday – in Loughnaneane Park and Market Square with a jam packed schedule…
  • Wool Craft Village – with sheep shearing, wool spinning, weaving, feltmaking, knitting, dyeing, interactive weaving project and more
  • Pet Lamb Competition
  • Little Bo Peep & Boy Blue Competition
  • International Sheepdog Trials with competitors from Ireland,Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and the UK.
  • RLF2011 Farmer’s Market with cooking and butchering demonstrations, fresh local produce, entertainment and more.
  • Teen Student Fashion Expo followed by a Youth Disco/Live Band.
  • Sporting events including cycling, kayaking and the Carer’s Marathon.

For more details or to download the 2011 festival brochure please visit the official Roscommon Lamb Festival website at www.roscommonlambfestival.com/ or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/roscommonlambfestival

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