Bealtaine is the national arts festival celebrating creativity as we age.
Join over 120,000 people all over Ireland, taking part in events involving music, art, dance, cinema, writing, theatre, heritage and more
May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age coordinated by Age & Opportunity.
Thousands of older people now take part in the Bealtaine festival, with 2018 being its 23rd year.
From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.
It is a chance for people to make new and challenging work, a chance 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 in older age.
Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity initiative part-funded by the Arts Council and delivered by hundreds of organisations around the country.