Bealtaine Festival 2018

Date: 1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Where: Letterkenny
Venue: Various locations across the county
Tel: +353 (0)74 9129186

It is a chance for people to communicate traditions between the generations. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long-dormant skill to find a new outlet.Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, active retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events that celebrate creativity as we age.

Age & Opportunity instigates or supports a number of events each year that are trying something new. Examples in the past have been bringing Liz Lerman Dance Exchange to Ireland for workshops and performances, nurturing the performance piece Silver Stars to a full production (which has gone on to sell-out performances in the Dublin Theatre Festival and featured off-Broadway in the ‘Under the Radar’ festival in New York) or EnvisAge, a creative project that attempts to re-imagine care settings for older people in a whole new way.

Bealtaine is an age & opportunity initiative part-funded by the Arts Council and delivered by hundreds of organisations around the country.