The Ard Eireann Festival 2017 is upon us again this weekend, with two days of celebrating the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Traditionally the festival was an ancient pre-harvest festival and was revived seven years ago by The Slieve Bloom Association. The Association will host a bus tour of the Slieve Blooms on Saturday, July 29, and a walk to Arderin on Sunday, July 30.
Richard Jack will give a forester’s view on a tour of the mountains including Lacca Church, the largest Sitka Spruce in the area. Lunch will be in Kinnity Village. The cost of this unique tour is €20.
For further information and to book a seat call Kathleen on 085 737 6745.
On Sunday July 30 there is a walk to Ard Eireann (Arderin) the highest point in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The meeting point is The Poets Cottage in Camross, leaving at 2pm. www.slievebloomassociation.com
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