‘Unique six-day celebration of sheep farming, food, and local heritage’ begins tomorrow.
Sligo News File Online.
This year’s Roscommon Lamb Festival is being flagged as “a great opportunity to strengthen the link between farmers, consumers, and tourism.”
The six-day event, which runs from April 27 to May 2, “will have widespread appeal and offers something for everyone, urban and rural,” says the chairman of the ICSA national sheep committee, John Brooks.
Urging public support for the event, he said the festival “is a unique celebration of sheep farming, food, and local heritage.”
The attractions this year include international sheepdog trials; heritage and farm walks, a local enterprise craft marquee, and farmers’ market as well as a variety of children’s activities – “in other words, something for all the family.”
Mr. Brooks said, “Irish lamb is known worldwide for its quality and taste, particularly at this time of year when lamb is at its prime. A festival like this unique event brings it right back to the heart of the local community.
“It’s also a great opportunity to strengthen the link between farmers, consumers and tourism,” he said.