Ard Eireann Festival 2017 is upon us again. Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July, two days of celebrating the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Traditionally the festival was an ancient pre-harvest festival and was revived 6 years ago by The Slieve Bloom Association. As part of the Ard Eireann Festival 2017, The Slieve Bloom Association will host a bus tour of the Slieve Blooms on Saturday, 29th July and a walk to Arderin on Sunday, 30th July.
Richard Jack will give a foresters view, as he brings you on a tour of the mountains including Lacca Church, the largest Sitka Spruce in the area, Monicknew, The Cut, Kinnitty, Knockbarron Woods, Cadamstown and Clonaslee. Lunch will be in Kinnity Village. The cost of this unique tour is €20. For further information and to book your seat call Kathleen on 085 737 6745.
On Sunday 30th July is the walk to Ard Eireann (Arderin) the highest point in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Meeting point is The Poets Cottage in Camross, leaving at 2pm. The walk to Ard Eireann takes approximately 3hrs. Refreshments afterwards in The Poets Cottage.