Friday 29th of July 2022
Registration 7pm. (Insurance covered by Keadue Development Association)
Set Dancing Céilí with music by Rise the Dust, St. Ronan’s Hall. Admission €10
Saturday 30th of July 2022
Brilliant day out for all the family…with sports events, football in the all weather pitch, bouncy castles and loads of other surprises. (Insurance covered by Keadue Sportsfield Committee.)
Hugh Spotten is the local Handyman. He is about to receive an award for his contribution to the community… but all is not what it seems in a small town, falling in on itself. Seamus O’Rourke explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day. The Handyman is hilariously funny, yet a poignant poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland.
Sunday 31st of July 2022
Festival Parade led by Raheen Pipe Band from Elphin – Assembly in Church car park. A sample of the cultural, business, voluntary and plain daft life of the region will pass by the viewing stand.
The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.
Goitse has released five critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France and the United States. Their latests CD, ‘Úr, was named ‘traditional album of the year’ in the ASLR celtic music awards. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine Mc Geeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can. Áine was named female musician of of the year in the ASLR awards in 2020 and the composer of the year in 2021.
Together, the quintet Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”
Monday 1st of August 2022
Visit and laying of wreath at O’Carolan’s grave – Kilronan Cemetery.
Speaker Mary B. Timoney, MA, MIAI.
The fully illustrated lecture will be on the memorials of the 18th and early 19th centuries in Roscommon graveyards and churches. The focus will be on the stone masons, the designs of the memorials and the motifs carved on them. Many of these are illustrated and discussed in Ballintober Old Graveyard and the Grave Memorials of Co. Roscommon.
Music, Song and Dance with youth members of Keadue CCE.
Live from the Heritage Park. Free outdoor event.
Internationally renowned Door Dancing Compeition – music by members of Keadue CCE.