There’s lots of things to do in Roscommon throughout Easter Weekend and something to suit everybody.
Below is our day by day guide of some of the events taking place and we have a separate comprehensive Roscommon Sport Preview here
The Annual Carrick Golf Club Poker Classic gets under way in the Clubhouse at 7pm.
Bright Spark Table Quiz in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle at 8pm. Table of 4 -€40 and all proceeds raised go to Boyle Christmas Lights. If you want to reserve a table in advance, contact any of the following: Stephen Bohan, Patricia Golden, Deirdre Purcell, Siobhan Gallagher, Dara Callaghan, Cecil Draper or Brian Kelly.
Elphin Set Dancing Club are hosting a Table Quiz in the Community Centre at 8pm. Very special entertainment will be provided by All Ireland bound Senior Scór items. Teams of four. Adults €10, Child /Student €5. Special category prizes on the night.
Easter Bingo in Drum Community Centre, commencing at 8:30pm. Easter Eggs galore and a Raffle on the night.
Kilglass Gaels Table Quiz starting 9pm sharp! Valuable Prizes. Table of 4 -€40. Prizes include a 1st prize of a €200 voucher for Cox’s Steakhouse. Special Prize for the Best Under 16 Team. Refreshments will be served! Raffle with great prizes.
Michael Glaveys annual fundraising 25 card game takes place in Granlahan Community Centre at 9:30 pm. Admission €10 and prizes include 1st €120, 2nd €80, 3rd €40. Raffle and prizes on the night. All welcome.
Boyle and District Angling Club host their Pike Angling Festival in Lough Key today from 11am to 6pm and tomorrow from 10am to 5pm. €5,000 Prize fund on offer including top prize of €2,500, full details here
“Decade of Centenaries” an Exhibition of artefacts from 1916 and the surrounding period takes place in the Old Courthouse, Elphin on Saturday and Easter Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. It features items on the locals who fought in the First World War.
“For the Record” is a commemorative exhibition of photographs, archival documents and memorabilia of Boyle Old IRA Members 1914 – 1922. The exhibition will be opened by Matt Molloy in King House, Boyle at 3pm and will run until Saturday April 2nd.
A weekend of 1916 Commemoration Events, featuring Talks, Exhibitions, Traditional Music and more, will be officially opened in Ballinlough at 4pm. Click here for full details
“Material Witness” is an exhibition of new works by Roscommon artist Nollaig Molloy. The exhibition opens at Roscommon Arts Centre at 7pm and runs until June 3rd.
As part of the Boyle 1916 Commemoration, a ceremonial gathering will be observed as volunteers’ relatives attend 11.30am Mass wearing their family member’s Old IRA medal.
The Annual Easter Parade in Roscommon town gets under way at the earlier than usual time of 12pm and promises to be the biggest in many years. Those still interested in taking part are not too late – email [email protected] or call 086-849 5751 or 086-314 7318. The Parade begins from Abbey Street and continuing into Church Street, on to Main Street, past the reviewing stand on The Square and concluding in Castle Street. See full details here
Strokestown’s 17th Annual Easter Parade will also be at the earlier than usual time of 2pm. The parade will have a 1916 theme and there is free entry for all Community Group Floats.
The Roscommon County Fleadh takes place in Elphin and will be officially opened at 4:30pm with the Dancing Competitions taking place in Elphin Community Centre from 6pm.
The Roscommon County Fleadh Competitions will get under way in Elphin Community College at 10am.
An exhibition entitled “8 Independent Objects” will be formally launched at Strokestown House with the reading of the Proclamation at 12:30pm. An original Proclamation of the Irish Republic, one of only fifty surviving examples in the world, will be on display. In addition, there are other rare items including a letter from Michael Collins to Thomas Ashe, written in 1917, Lena Sharkey’s Cumman na mBan jacket, as well as items used for a local IRA ambush.
The opening of the 1916 Garden of Remembrance in Ballyleague Riverside Park takes place at 1.30pm. Music from the Castlerea Brass Band, a colour party from the Ballyboro Scouts & Venturers, a reading of the Proclamation, laying of a wreath and the raising of the tricoluor – followed by the National Anthem.
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