Slieve Bloom

‘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 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 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…

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…

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…

Dancing in April 2014

Dancing events in the Slieve Bloom area for April 2014 Thursday 3rd April in Carrig with Twice Shy Friday 4th April in Cloghan with Evergreens Friday 4th April in Drombane with Michael Collins Tuesday 8th April in Cloughjordan with Michael…

Dancing in March 2014

Dancing events in the Slieve Bloom area for March 2014 Saturday 1st March in Camross with Checkers Thursday 6th March in Carrig with Sam O’Doherty Friday 7th March in Cloghan with Catherine & Images Friday 7th March in Drombane with…