The first Rossinver Heritage and Cultural Festival took place recently over a sunny as well as a warm weekend at Strad Connolly Rossinver and it proved to be a great success with a large community turnout for all events.
The weekend was blessed with beautiful warm weather which brought out the communities of Rossinver, Garrison, Cashel, Kiltyclogher and beyond, who gave great support and participated in all the activities with great fervour and community spirit.
There was a large attendance at the Heritage and Cultural Day events with visitors able to experience the way we lived in times gone by thanks to the very good demonstrations of traditional crafts, heritage dress, traditional cooking, vintage bicycles and loads more.
Along with that there was a successful sports day for children where all who took part received a medal as they were all winners. The weekend also hosted historical talks on the bygone age of steam trains and cross border smuggling; and the Fowley’s Falls Walk was officially launched.
Music and dance played a great part over the three nights with country music provided by Patrick Feeney, dance music by DJ Shortie and the grand finale community party and old time dance with music provided by the Lakelanders, along with contributions from Ben Lennon and many other local musicians, singers and dancers.