Roscommon Lamb Festival 2012 is in it’s fifth year – celebrating all aspects of County Roscommon’s food, farming, heritage, craft and most importantly – family, in a range of events designed to suit everyone’s tastes.
|Irish Lamb Cutlets – simply delicious! Pic: Bordbia|
Roscommon Lamb Festival started in 2008 organized by a committee of local farmers, restaurant owners and community groups. The vision for the festival was to “highlight the quality of locally-produced food and to attract additional tourists to Roscommon thus boosting the local economy and benefitting primary producers and suppliers”.
This is still the case with the added vision of creating an internationally recognised festival in the Northwest of Ireland and an annual celebration for the people of Roscommon and its visitors.
Based on the fact that Roscommon has the highest lamb output in the country, the festival celebrates lamb in a diverse range of food and farming events over the course of the weekend. They are organising this event to increase awareness of the festival and promote lamb as a dish.
As part of this year’s Roscommon Lamb Festival we are launching the Roscommon Alternative Money (RAM). The RAM will be in the form of tokens embossed with the Lamb Festival logo. 1 RAM token will be equivalent to 3 euros and will be exchangeable at participating Restaurants, Pubs and Businesses and events throughout the weekend. For example 1 RAM will pay for 1 tasting at the Global Village event.
On Saturday a Kids Can Cook workshop will take place in the festival marquee with a “Crafternoon” tea event running simultaneously.
For more details see http://www.roscommonlambfestival.com/