Bealtaine National Programmes

The Bealtaine Festival is made from thousands of events run by hundreds of partner organisations. Click on the images below to view local county programmes:


VOLTage at glór 

Bealtaine Festival and glór in association with Clare County of Culture, a hosting a three day event, VOLTage in glór, Ennis from Thursday, 5th May to Saturday 7th May, which will platform many extraordinary projects and activities that bring generations together in Clare and throughout Ireland. For more information and bookings go to: or call 065 684 3103


Carlow Older Persons Network 

The Carlow Older Persons Network Sub Committee have developed an extensive Bealtaine progamme of Carlow-based events for the month of May including a mix of art exhibitions, mindfulness workshops, pottery classes, felt flower workshops, theatrical performances, Go for Life physical activities and much more. For more information please contact, Jannette O Brien, Staff Officer at Carlow Library Service | T: 0599129705 | E:


Donegal Regional Cultural Centre 

The pages of this brochure contain information on the large number of Bealtaine events taking place in County Donegal. It features a wide range of events in libraries, arts and community venues and day care centres throughout the county and should include something to suit everyone. Highlights of this year’s packed programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions, films, concerts and plays include three original dramas, ‘The Lad from Laghey’, ‘Across the Water’ and ‘I Would Walk These Fields Again’ and the Donegal Master Fiddlers concert, the embodiment of creativity in older age. For more information contact: T: 074 91 29186 | E: | W:


Galway County Council 

Once again Galway County Council has produced a Galway City & County Bealtaine Booklet to highlight and create awareness of the many wonderful events taking place throughout Galway. A record 90 events are taking place this year across the County! Bealtaine in Galway will be launched by the renowned Film Maker Lelia Doolan on Wednesday 27th April at 2:00 pm in the House Hotel, Spanish Parade, Galway City. There will be Afternoon Tea and sandwiches, jazz music and maybe some dancing afterwards! All are very welcome. For more information: T: 091 536400 | E: c& | W:


Tipperary County Council 

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. In Tipperary the County Arts service works in partnership with Tipperary Libraries to present and showcase the creativity found in abundance throughout the county.For more information contact: T: 0761 06 5000 | E: | W:


Each year local organisers across the country invest their time and skills in creating and hosting events that make the Bealtaine Festival special. A big thank from us to the Bealtaine organisers 2016:

Access Cinema, Access IT Ltd, Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, The Ark, Arts & Disability Ireland, BLC Developments Active Age Ballinteer ARA, Ballymoe and District Active Retirement Group, Banagher ARA, BLC Developments Active Age Group, BAI, Bunclody Library, Callan Workhouse Union, Cappoquin Day Care Centre, Carlow County Library, Carrigallen Day Care Centre, Castlepollard Library, Cavan County Library, Chester Beatty Library, Cine Café, Civic Theatre, Clare Arts Office, Clare County Library, Clare County of Culture, Clare Older People’s Council, Clifden District Hospital, Clonskeagh Nursing Home & Unit, Clúid, Clúid Housing Galway, Clúid Mill Court Residents, Cobh Library, Cois Tine Heritage Centre, Cork Printmakers, Cow House Studios, Crawford Art Gallery, Create, Create Louth Arts Service of Louth County Council, Crooked Sixpence, Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee, Cumann Lufara Iaroibrithe ARA, Damer House Gallery, DeafHear Sligo, Dean Maxwell Nursing Home, The Dock, Donegal County Council’s Cultural Services, Drumsna Annaduff Golden Age Group, Dublin City Arts Office, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin City Public Libraries, Dublinia, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Library Services, Dunboyne Nursing Home, Dunmanway Older People Services, East Meath ARA, Everyman Palace Theatre, Fighting Words, Fingal County Libraries, Friars’ Gate Theatre, Gaiety School of Acting, Galway County Libraries, glór, Greystones Nursing Home, Gweedore Day Centre, Horgans Buildings Senior Citizens Centre, IFI, IMMA, International Literature Festival Dublin, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Irish Theatre Institute, Kildare Library Service, KCAT, Laois Sports Partnership, Laois County Libraries, Laragh / Glendalough District ARA, Leitrim County Library, Letterkenny Central Library, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Limerick Writers Centre, Lismore Castle Arts, Longford Library, Meath Libraries, Mill Theatre Dundrum, Millstreet Day Care /Gramophone Circle, Moate Community Development Association, Mount Tabor Care Centre, Music Alive, Music Generation Cork City, National Concert Hall, National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, National Print Museum, Nenagh County Library, Noggin Theatre Company, Oriel Lodge Social Group, Orwell Health Care, Peamount Health Day Care Services, Poetry Ireland, Pop-Up Productions, Portumna and District ARA, RAMS, Rathfarnham Castle OPW, Respond! Housing Association, Riverbank Arts Centre, Roscommon Disability Support Group, Rosslare Set Dancing/Ceilí Group Sean Nós Dance, Silvertones Choir, Skreen Dromard Community ARA, Sligo County Council Arts Service, St Brendan’s Community Unit, St Joseph’s Court Resident’s Association, St Joseph’s Hospital Ennis, St Mary’s ARA Athlone, St Peter’s Parish Centre ARA, Visual Artists Ireland, Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), West Cork Mental Health Services, Wexford Arts Centre, Willfredd Theatre Company.