Last-ditch effort to save RosFest

A make-or-break last-ditch effort to salvage RosFest 2007 will be made this weekend.    An emergency meeting will be held in Harlow’s, The Square, Roscommon on Friday night (9.30 pm) at which would-be organisers intend to make a final decision on whether or not it is realistic to try and organise a summer festival in the county town this year.      Two weeks ago the People exclusively revealed that the 2007 summer festival was in jeopardy, and in fact highly unlikely to take place at all.    Publican and former organiser Morgan Feehily has now asserted that the festival can still be rescued, but only if businesses and business people are prepared to financially support the event. He has pledged €1,000 towards a festival fund.     Following our story a meeting of would-be organisers was held last week but the turn-out was disappointing. A new deadline for a decision has now been set for this Friday, July 6 th . Morgan Feehily says: ‘If we get pledges of financial support which indicate that we can raise the €12,000-€15,000 needed to organise a festival, then it can still be done at this late stage.’    If rescued, the festival would have to take place later in the year than usual. The weekend beginning Friday, August 10 th has been provisionally set aside for the event.    All are welcome to Friday night’s meeting.