Laois Community Forum Community and Voluntary Awards 2013

The Slieve Bloom Association attended the Laois Community Forum – Community and Voluntary Awards 2013 and received the runner-up award in the Environment Section where there was a very large entry.

The Association was presented with a framed certificate and €200 prize money in recognition of voluntary work carried out by our members over the last year.

The revival of ancient festivals

  • Imbolc: Milking Ceremony held at Spink Hill, Cadamstown, in February
  • Bealtaine May Festival: Erection of May bush believed to prevent milk and cream being stolen
  • Ard Eireann Mid-Summer Festival which incorporated The Gathering

Other projects undertaken included

  • The Giant’s Grave: Clearance of vegetation and rushes around the site and cleaning of the information board
  • Ridge of Capard: Replacement of picnic furniture and litter bins
  • Annual Tour: 2013 was a trip to County Clare taking in The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Catherconnel Fort and The Burren

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