This is a multi-faceted cultural project which combines history, literature, poetry, archaeology and community. It is a celebration of the great literary epic tale, the Táin Bó Cúailnge, which would usually start in Roscommon town on Thursday 13th of May, continue in Rathcroghan on Friday 14th of May and crosses Sliabh Bawn on Saturday 15th of May ending with a feast fit for the great Queen Medb before continuing on to Longford on Sunday 16th of May. The festival entails Primary Schools workshops, an Oenach celebration gathering / ceremonial event at Rathcroghan mound, re-enactments, talks and performances.
If COVID-19 Restrictions allow physical events may take place in May 2021.
Schools workshops will take place in Autumn 2021. These will be delivered online if required. This was successfully trialed in 2020.
This project ties in with Priority 2: Creative Communities - Key Action 1 - Develop a multi -faceted annual programme of events and activities in County Roscommon which encourage creativity and cultural participation in collaboration with library services, arts and heritage services, of the Roscommon Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018-2022.
More information available here
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.