Wednesday 26 April
Official Opening of Roscommon Lamb Festival 2017
11.30am, Roscommon Mart
Official opening ceremony and Special Sheep Sale in Roscommon Livestock Mart performed by Mr Joe Healy, President IFA. Presentation of Oliver Burke MemoriaL Trophy. Music by King St Bluegrass Band (Virginia USA).
10am, County Library
This exhibition is a visual exploration of the geological heritage of County Roscommon, celebrating the wealth of important sites identified as County Geological Sites. These sites were identified following a county geological audit which was carried out for Roscommon County Council with the support of the Heritage Council in 2012.
Thanksgiving for the flocks of the field
8pm, St. Comán’s Church of Ireland
An ecumenical service of thanksgiving for, and blessing on, the flocks of sheep of the county. On this first night of our Lamb Festival we will be acknowledging God as the creator and sustainer of all life and give thanks for all creatures - great and small. Gospel Music from USA.
Everyone welcome (about 1 hour)