Events

‘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…

Shannon Region Heritage Tour – Slieve Bloom Association Annual Outing 2014

Shannon Region Heritage Tour – Slieve Bloom Association Annual Outing 2014

The Shannon Region Heritage Tour hosted by the Slieve Bloom Association will take place on Saturday, 30th August. This day trip heritage tour will include guided tours of Portumna Castle, Clonmacnoise, Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and a Viking Ship Tour of the…

Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival 2014

Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival 2014

The Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival is back again this year and takes place the last weekend of July, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. The Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival is an ancient pre-harvest festival which was revived 4…

Bealtaine Festival Revival

Bealtaine Festival Revival

The Bealtaine Festival Revival will take place on Sunday April 27th 2014 in the grounds of Kinnitty Castle, starting at 2pm. A May bush will be erected on the front lawn. It will be decorated as was the custom in the…

Dancing in April 2014

Dancing events in the Slieve Bloom area for April 2014 Thursday 3rd April in Carrig with Twice Shy Friday 4th April in Cloghan with Evergreens Friday 4th April in Drombane with Michael Collins Tuesday 8th April in Cloughjordan with Michael…

Dancing in March 2014

Dancing events in the Slieve Bloom area for March 2014 Saturday 1st March in Camross with Checkers Thursday 6th March in Carrig with Sam O’Doherty Friday 7th March in Cloghan with Catherine & Images Friday 7th March in Drombane with…