Family fun lined up for 2024 Roscommon Easter Festival

This year’s Roscommon Easter Festival will take place over two days in Roscommon Town, starting on Saturday, March 30th and running until Sunday, March 31st (inclusive).

There will be a range of family-friendly activities and attractions, including Roscommon’s renowned annual Easter Parade. Live music at The Square will be a feature of the event.

Saturday (March 30)

The 2024 Roscommon Festival will begin on Saturday, March 30th at 4.30 pm in The Square with music by the wonderful Roscommon Men’s Choir who were a big hit with the public during the Christmas Festival last year.

Following the Men’s Choir, Vinegar Bill will take to the stage at 5.30 pm. After their performance, the evening’s very special attraction will perform, namely the world renowned County Roscommon-born flautist Matt Molloy (and friends). They will entertain the crowds from 7 pm until 9 pm.

Face-painting and hair braiding will be available during the evening, ensuring that all ages are catered for on a family-friendly evening.

Sunday (March 31)

On Sunday, March 31st, proceedings will begin early, with Lady Betty providing music at the Square from 11.15 am.

The Roscommon Easter Parade will commence at 12.30 pm, starting in Abbeytown and finishing at The Square (in front of the reviewing stand).

There is no entry fee for floats in this year’s parade. Entries are currently being accepted. The overall winner will receive €500, with the runner-up receiving €250.

There will be a sensory section in this year’s parade, beginning in front of the Sacred Heart Church on Abbey Street and continuing to the roundabout at the top of Church Street.

Amusements will be available in the Square all day, and a display of fire-eating by the Fire and Circus act

will take place immediately after the parade (at the Square).