Brideswell Pattern Festival launch

The launch of Brideswell Pattern Festival took place recently in O’Connell’s Bar, Brideswell. Guest speaker on the night was Mayor of Roscommon, Cllr. Paddy Kilduff. Also present were Cllr. Tony Ward and Deputy Denis Naughten and all three spoke of great admiration of the Pattern and what the festival committee is trying to achieve on a limited budget.

Chairperson Tomás Beades spoke of the highlights of the last few years and encouraged everyone to come out and continue to support “the only festival of our kind in South Roscommon.”

During the night the launch took place of a special Festival 50/50 Draw with all funds raised going to the Brideswell Pattern Festival Committee. The Draw takes place Monday 28th July.

Tickets will be on sale throughout the weekend. The Festival, which gets underway on Thursday 23th July, promises to be even more popular and enjoyable than last year, with an action-packed schedule on offer – with something for all tastes.

Dancing, music and ‘The Cube’ amongst highlights of Brideswell Pattern Festival

The annual Brideswell Pattern Festival will begin on Thursday, July 23rd next.

Events will get underway this year with an excuse to get your dancing shoes on in the form of a céilí with the Anally Céilí Band in the Festival Marquee and Traditional music session in O’Connell’s Bar.

This will be followed on Friday 24th when organisers host The Cube with MC Willie Hegarty in the Festival Marquee – so why not book a table now for the Traditional Gathering night for you and your family where you can eat a lovely choice of dish and enjoy local participants in The Cube afterwards. Groups of 10 or more are guaranteed a participant in The Cube. The group nominates one person. There will also be an open draw for all attendees. If you are interested in partaking in The Cube please state this when entering on the night.

Cost of meal and The Cube – tickets on the door €10 per person or €25 per family (2 adults + family under 16). Doors open 8.30 pm with dinner at 9 pm.

Saturday 25th is packed with entertainment for all age groups – young and old alike. Saturday’s schedule will involve a 6km walk in aid of the local Defibrillator group, Cycle trails around south Roscommon to choose from and a GAA blitz.

The entertainment will continue on Saturday night with ‘Ireland’s newest country sensation’ Shane Owens and his band in the Festival Marquee with Sean Brennan. Tickets on the door are €15.

Sunday 26th sees events get underway with the annual Pattern Mass at 12 noon in Brideswell Village followed by the family fun day which includes cake sale, wheel of fortune, local dancers, children’s entertainer and traditional Stations of the Cross.

This year we are hosting a Monster Bingo in the marquee in the afternoon with a prize fund of €2,500. Sunday evening also promises to be one of the highlights of the weekend with a special night of entertainment with the legendary Brendan Shine, supported by Sean Brennan and Andrew Kenny.

The Festival will draw to a close on Monday night with music and a BBQ in Hamrock’s bar. For more information contact us on, email or find the Festival on Facebook.