Festivals

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…

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…

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…