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 Bloom Association celebrates and revives an ancient Irish custom. Traditionally the May Bush was erected and decorated with colourful material, ribbons, flowers and garlands made from painted egg shells.
Bealtaine 2017 – Creative Fun for Kids
Admission is free and the Slieve Bloom Association invites all to take part in this festival revival. This year the Slieve Bloom Association will provide art and craft materials for children to create their own decorations for the May Bush. This family friendly afternoon begins at 2:00pm in Rosenallis Community Centre. The May Bush will then be decorated followed by a talk on the history and customs surrounding the May Bush at 3pm. There will be refreshments available and face-painting. This event is part funded by Laois County Council. For further information or to express your interest in attending email firstname.lastname@example.org