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…

Cllr. Carol Nolan First Female Chairperson Of Slieve Bloom Association

Cllr. Carol Nolan First Female Chairperson Of Slieve Bloom Association

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Slieve Bloom Association was held in the ICA Hall, Mountmellick on Thursday 28th January at 8:30pm. The Slieve Bloom Association, who celebrated 40 years in existence in 2015, strives to preserve and promote…

Imbolc Festival 2016

Imbolc Festival 2016

Imbolc Festival 2016 or ‘milking of the goat’ festival organised by the Slieve Bloom Association is now in its 4th year. This years Imbolc Festival will take place on Sunday 7th February. Meeting at 1:30pm in Dempsey’s Pub Car Park, Cadamstown,…

Slieve Bloom Association AGM 2016

Slieve Bloom Association AGM 2016

The Slieve Bloom Association held it’s Christmas Dinner in the Community Hall, Rosenallis on November 29th 2015. A large crowd enjoyed the lovely meal, catered by Marie Egan and her team, who had the hall decorated beautifully in the spirit…

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…

Slieve Bloom Association 40th Celebrations

Slieve Bloom Association 40th Celebrations

On Sunday, April 2015, the Slieve Bloom Association reached yet another birthday and celebrated its 40th Anniversary in Kinnitty with a sit-down meal and the launching of a booklet. The members are rightly proud of achieving this milestone. It is…

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…