Events

Ard Eireann Festival 2017

Ard Eireann Festival 2017

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…

Bealtaine May Bush Festival 2017

Bealtaine May Bush Festival 2017

Bealtaine May Bush Festival 2017 will take place on Sunday 30th April at 2:00pm on The Green and at the Community Centre in Rosenallis, Co. Laois. Now in its 4th year, the Bealtaine May Bush Festival hosted by the Slieve…

Slieve Bloom Christmas Dinner Party 2016

The Slieve Bloom Association are holding their annual Christmas Dinner Party on Friday 9th December in the Community Hall, Rosenallis at 7pm. The cost is €20pp for a 3 course meal. Raffle tickets available on the night for a chance…

1916 Exhibitions Tour – Saturday 17th September

1916 Exhibitions Tour – Saturday 17th September

The 1916 Exhibitions Tour is a day tour visiting numerous 1916 exhibitions in Dublin. Every year the Slieve Bloom Association hosts an Annual Tour. As this year marks the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, the Slieve Bloom Association are hosting a…

Bealtaine May Bush Festival 2016

Bealtaine May Bush Festival 2016

Bealtaine May Bush Festival 2016 will take place on Sunday 1st May at 2:30pm on The Green and at the Community Centre in Rosenallis, Co. Laois. Now in its 3rd year, the Bealtaine May Bush Festival hosted by the Slieve…

‘Susie’ Crowned at Imbolc Festival 2016

‘Susie’ Crowned at Imbolc Festival 2016

Imbolc Festival 2016 was celebrated on the 7th February in Cadamstown, County Offaly. Hosted by the Slieve Bloom Association, the revived festival is now in its 4th year. A brave crowd faced the elements on Sunday afternoon as Storm Imogen warmed…

Christmas Party 2015

Christmas Party 2015

Our annual Christmas Party will be held this year in Rosenallis Community Centre on 29th November at 3pm. Music by Martin Delaney. Dinner, Music and Dancing €20 pp. All are welcome to join in a fun-filled evening of food and…

Mountmellick Heritage Society Heritage Week Talk on Laois Placenames by Padraig O’ Cearbhaill

Mountmellick Heritage Society as part of Heritage Week 2015 present a talk by Padraig O’ Cearbhaill on Laois placenames. Padraig O’ Cearbhaill is the Chief Placenames Officer in the Placenames Office and has just completed researching 1100 Laois placenames. He will…

Celebrating 40 Years of Community Endeavour

Celebrating 40 Years of Community Endeavour

Slieve Bloom Association Celebrating 40 Years! Paddy Lowry Memorial, 40th Celebration Meal, Music & Dance and Book Launch. On 12th April 2015 the Slieve Bloom Assocation is celebrating 40 years in existence and we invite you to celebrate with us. The…

Imbolc Festival 2015

Imbolc Festival 2015

Imbolc Festival 2015 or ‘milking of the goat’ festival. Meet at 2pm on Sunday 1st February 2015 in Dempsey’s Pub Car Park, Cadamstown, County Offaly. Imbolc Festival marks the beginning of Spring. It is most commonly held on 31 January–1 February. It is one of…