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One of the most eventful months of the year with two of Roscommon most loved festivals - the Roscommon Drama Festival (1st -9th) and the Siarscéal Festival (7th -9th) giving the month a cultural kickstart. There will be festivities galore across the county to celebrate St. Patricks Day and Easter, while other things to enjoy towards the end of the month are the Easter Pike Angling Festival and The Roscommon County Fleadh Ceoil!

1st - 9th Roscommon Drama Festival      

Where/When: Roscommon Arts Centre @8.00pm
Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group present The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

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2nd Ronan McCormack Charity Cycle Challenge

Where/When: Charity cycle from Roscommon- Mountbellew- Roscommon

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2nd - 3rd  Dive Ireland International 2013 

Where/When: Hodson Bay Hotel, Co. Roscommon
Hosted by Athlone Sub Aqua Club it’s a must for all divers and snorkelers         

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7th Opening of Siarceal Festival

Where/When: Various Locations around Roscommon Town

The Siarscéal Festival is a historical, literary, bilingual and rambling festival hosted annually in different venues inspired by the culture and heritage of Roscommon's River Basins       

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8th Film Screening - Kanata

Where/When: Roscommon County Library @2pm
Screening of ‘Kanata’ an Irish Story’ School followed by talk with Canadian Author/Film Director, Eleanor Mc Grath       

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9th Siarsceal Formal Launch

Where/When: Roscommon County Library @7pm
Keynote address from Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency, Loyola Hearn followed by a presentation of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards and the Ger Hanily Memorial Cup         

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9th Siarsceal Roscommon Samba

Where/When: Roscommon Town @2pm
A lively session of open mic readings, music and dance        

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9th Canadian-Irish Collaborative Concert

Where/When: Gleeson's Townhouse, Roscommon @7pm
The Siarscéal International Gathering with a Canadian-Irish Production         

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9th The Gathering Concert and International Event

Where/When: Gleeson's Townhouse, Roscommon @7pm
Canadian film followed by music and dance from at home and abroad         

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14th Education Screenings for Schools

Where/When: Roscommon Arts Centre @11.00am
German educational film screening in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute to compliment the secondary school curriculum         

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16th Gathering Event Lough Harps FC Reunion

Where/When: Ballinlough
Lough Harps F.C. is holding a grand reunion of former players and members in celebration both of The Gathering and 40 years of Club's existence

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16th Curlieu Wheelers/Connaught Gold Audax 

Where/When: Boyle @ 6.30am-10am (sign in)
Curlieu Wheelers invite you to their inaugural Audax with three distances 60km, 140kn, 200km Cycle         

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St Patrick Day Parades

Where: Boyle, Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea, Elphin, Athlone and Carrick on Shannon.
Roscommon welcomes you to celebrate Lá Féile Pádraig Roscommon style with lively parades in the area.       

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22nd Drum Heritage Group Table Quiz

Where/When: Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone
Test your knowledge at one of Ireland’s most well loved nights out – the local table quiz          

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22nd-23th Evolution Stage School 

Where/When: Roscommon Arts Centre @7.30pm

With very special guests, comedian June Rodgers and Tenor Paul Henessey, this show will be packed full with a lively mixture of song, dance and comedy for all the family         

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23rd Gathering Event Convent of Mercy 1981 School

Where/When: Percy French Hotel, Strokestown
A gathering of classmates from the 1981 leaving cert year, in the Convent of Mercy Strokestown.          

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28th Rathcroghan Lecture Series

Where/When: Rathcroghan Visitor Centre @ 7pm
Second in series of lectures        

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29th-1st Roscommon County Fleadh Ceoil

Where/When: Strokestown       
Traditional Music and dance competitions with traditional music sessions throughout the        

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30th-31st Boyle Easter Pike Angling Festival

Where/When: Lough Key, Boyle
Two day pike fishing festival with great prizes - 1st Prize 3000, 2nd Prize 2000, 3rd Prize 1250. Also Club member prize, Ladies prize & Junior prizes. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for both days if not in the running for one of the major prizes.


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31st Easter Parade

Where/When: Roscommon Town and Strokestown
Easter Parades, Roscommon style with lively parades featuring voluntary and commercial floats as well as bands, dancers, street entertainment and much more         

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Supported By

This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.