Bealtaine ‘May Bush’ Festival 2016

The 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 it’s 3rd year, the 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 'May Bush' Festival 2016
General admission is free and the Slieve Bloom Association invites all to take part in this festival revival. The Association has extended an invitation especially to National Schools in the area to make decorations for the May Bush.
This family friendly afternoon begins at 2:30pm with a talk on the history and customs surrounding the May Bush. The May Bush will then be decorated. There will be face-painting and Slieve Bloom Bouncy Castles for children. With entertainment and music by Simon Buckley and refreshments in the Community Centre.
To get your school involved or for further information contact Carole on 087 1350555.
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