Goat Milking

‘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,…

‘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…

Oh no! Ginny’s gone dry!

Oh no! Ginny’s gone dry!

Poor auld Ginny is gone dry. Ginny (pictured) is a milking goat and pet to the Rigney family. She has been the leading star of the Slieve Bloom Association’s Imbolc Festival for the last number of years. Ginny, unfortunately cannot be milked…

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…