21st - 28th July 2019

The Wild  Rose Festival is back, this year, from the 21st to the 28th of July 2019, with a week full of music, family fun, community events and of course the Wild Roses – this is a week not to be missed!

he International Wild Rose Festival was an annual (and legendary) week that came to fruition in Manorhamilton in 1970. In an area plighted by emigration, it was traditionally a week of homecoming and family reunions for thousands of emigrants from the North-West.

The festival was based on the exploits and travels of the original Rose of Lough Gill, Kaitlin Ni Chuirnin from Patrick G. Symth’s novel The Wild Rose of Lough Gill (published in the 19th century). The Wild Rose contestants come from her home areas, her places of refuge, romance, marriage and imprisonment.

Supported by Leitrim County Council, Leitrim Tourism, W8 and Castle Dargan.

Tickets for events can be bought at The Wild Rose Office in McKenna’s, Main Street, Manorhamilton, by emailing us at or contacting our Facebook page Manorhamilton International Wild Rose Festival 2019


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