Slieve Bloom

Culture Night – ‘Life Stories’

Culture Night – ‘Life Stories’

For Culture Night, the Slieve Bloom Association – presents ‘Life Stories’ a recording of life stories at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Culture Night, 7pm Friday 20th September at the MDA, Irishtown, Mountmellick. This four-part documentary of conversations…

Fraughan Sunday – Ard Eireann Festival 2019

Fraughan Sunday – Ard Eireann Festival 2019

Fraughan Sunday is on Sunday 28th of July also the Ard Eireann Festival. Traditionally the festival was an ancient pre-harvest festival and was revived by The Slieve Bloom Association. The Slieve Bloom Association will host a guided walk to Ard Eireann (Arderin)…

Imbolc Festival 2019 – “Milking of the Goat” Festival

Imbolc Festival 2019 – “Milking of the Goat” Festival

Imbolc Festival 2019 or ‘Milking of the Goat’ Festival is organised by the Slieve Bloom Association. Now in its 7th year, this years Festival will take place on Sunday 3rd February. The meeting point is Cadamstown Car Park, County Offaly…

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,…

Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival 2016

Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival 2016

The Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival 2016 was held on the last weekend of July, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st. The Festival originally an ancient pre-harvest festival was revived 6 years ago by The Slieve Bloom Association. On Saturday 30th there was a…

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…