Events

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…

Imbolc Festival 2014

Imbolc Festival 2014

Imbolc Festival milking of the goat. Meet at 2pm on Sunday 2nd February 2014 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 the four Celtic…

Dancing in February 2014

Dancing events in the Slieve Bloom area for February 2014 Saturday 1st February in Camross with The Kelly Family Tuesday 4th February in Birr County Arms with Catherine & Images Thursday 6th February in Carrig with Pat & Ritchie Friday…

Ard Éireann Festival – The Gathering 27th-28th July

Ard Éireann Festival – The Gathering 27th-28th July

As part of The Gathering, The Slieve Bloom Association wish to invite locals and visitors to The Ard Éireann Festival 2013. In ancient times, at the end of July an ancient Celtic mid-summer traditional feast was celebrated by going up to the…

Imbolc Festival 2013

Imbolc Festival 2013 was held on February 3rd 2013. The Offaly Express reports: As part of the Slieve Bloom Association’s drive to revive the ancient tradition of the mountains, on Sunday February 3, some members of the association headed up…