Festivals

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…

‘Rosie’ Crowned at Slieve Bloom Imbolc Festival 2017

‘Rosie’ Crowned at Slieve Bloom Imbolc Festival 2017

Imbolc Festival 2017 was celebrated on Sunday the 5th February in Cadamstown, County Offaly. It is the 5th year the Slieve Bloom Association has hosted this revived festival. Imbolc Festival marks the beginning of Spring. It is one of the…

Imbolc Festival 2017 – ‘Milking of the Goat’ Festival

Imbolc Festival 2017 – ‘Milking of the Goat’ Festival

Imbolc Festival 2017 or ‘Milking of the Goat’ Festival is organised by the Slieve Bloom Association. Now in its 5th year, this years Festival will take place on Sunday 5th February. The meeting point is Cadamstown Car Park, County Offaly,…

Ard Eireann Festival 2016

Ard Eireann Festival 2016

The Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival returns this year on the last weekend of July, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st. The Festival was an ancient pre-harvest festival and was revived 6 years ago by The Slieve Bloom Association. See details of this year’s itinerary…

May Bush Decorated in Rosenallis for Bealtaine Festival

May Bush Decorated in Rosenallis for Bealtaine Festival

A large group gathered in Rosenallis on Sunday the 1st May for Bealtaine May Bush Festival. The festival, hosted by the Slieve Bloom Association, celebrates and revives an ancient Irish custom; the May Bush. Traditionally the May Bush was erected…

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…

Imbolc Festival crowns Nelly for 2015

Imbolc Festival crowns Nelly for 2015

Imbolc Festival marks the beginning of Spring. In times gone by, there were approximately 22 festivals on the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The Slieve Bloom Association aims to revive 4 of the Celtic seasonal festivals. The others are Bealtane, Lughnasadh and…

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…