Castlecoote House

Since 2009 The Percy French Festival has taken place annually at Castlecoote House, the home of the festival founder, Kevin Finnerty, whose father was a founder member of the Percy French Festivals of 1957 and 1958.

Originally built around 1690 in the grounds of a 16th century castle incorporating two of its four towers. It evolved into an elegant 18th century Palladian house, encircled by the beautiful River Suck and is surrounded by woodland and the pastoral countryside of County Roscommon, Ireland. In 1989 its interiors were destroyed by fire, but it has since been lovingly and authentically restored by some of Ireland’s finest craftsmen. The house enjoys the status of being scheduled under the National Monuments Acts and provides an idyllic, historical setting for a holistic engagement with the life and works of the remarkable, Percy French.


Early Booking Special Offer

Each whole day €50. Students €10

  • Three / Four Lectures
  • Afternoon Recital
  • Tea / Coffee / Homemade Cakes

Tickets to the talks taking place in the theatre room in Castlecoote House must be booked in advance, seating is strictly limited per event and we expect these to be fully booked well in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment

Ticket Office:

  • +353 (0)90 666 3794

Don’t miss out, Festival tickets sell out quickly!

We are very sorry to say that we can’t do refunds as they play havoc with the ticketing system. If you can’t make it, we’d rather you gave your tickets to a friend who can.

The 15th Percy French Festival

French Awakenings

19th, 20th, 21st July 2023

At Castlecoote House

Honorary President of the Festival, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

Informed Social & Cultural Discussion of Ireland Today.

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The Percy French Festival 2023 acknowledges the major support of Excel Industries, Dublin; Whyte’s; CastleAcre; C&F Quadrant Ltd; Davies Group; Hidden Ireland.

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