Sword Fighting, A Circus, Concerts & A Huge Ceilí, All To Feature At Roscrea Festival

The final preparations are now taking place for the Roscrea Beo festival which will take place on Sunday week the 26th of August at 2pm in the majestic surrounds of Roscrea Castle.

The final preparations are now taking place for the Roscrea Beo festival which will take place on Sunday week the 26th of August at 2pm in the majestic surrounds of Roscrea Castle.

The festival which is sponsored by Roscrea Credit Union & Roscrea Super Valu with generous support from Roscrea Lions Club, North Tipperary County Council and Shannon Development is expected to draw hundreds of people with lots of activates on offer for both young and old.

Some of the highlights on Sunday will include historical enactments, a free circus, a free concert in St Cronan’s Church, the Roscrea Miscellany, and a Ceilí that will run late into the night.

It is hoped that the people of Roscrea will come out in force on August to celebrate the festival. Historical enactments featuring the outlaws of Sherwood forest taking on the might of the Sheriff of Nottingham will be a huge attraction as will ‘The Tallest Smallest Circus In The World’ This is one act not to be missed! Bring the whole family...it’s free. There will be plenty of music entertainment provided by buskers and Roscrea Comhaltas throughout the day and lots of other attractions including walking tours and craft displays to help keep everyone happy. Also featuring as part of the festival will be craft demonstrations, a mock heritage dig, face painting, hurling skills and a heritage quiz. There will be a picture exhibition, musical instrument and display talks, and much much more.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.