Bealtaine

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age and runs for the month of May. The festival is an initiative of Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as we get older.

In partnership with Tipperary County Council Arts Office, an extensive, interactive programme is put on throughout the county, with libraries hosting a wide variety of events each year. 

The Festival brings together people to foster and inspire creativity among older people and to promote the skills, experiences and exposure that can lead to a rich creative life for all older people.

The aim is to:

  • Encourage more older people to participate in the arts and to increase the quality and
    opportunities of existing participants;
  • Support the careers of older professional artists and offer them more opportunities to
    develop and show work;
  • Support arts organisations who priorities (or wish to prioritise) older people;
  • Provide opportunities for intergenerational exchange;
  • Generate debate and disclosure around key cultural issues impacting on older people and other opportunities to influence national and international policy.

Every year for the month of May we run events in libraries and online to celebrate Bealtaine. Check back here for a full listing of events from the middle of April on.

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Bealtaine Events 2024

19Apr

Silk Painting @ Carrick-on-Suir Library – Bealtaine Event

11:00 am - 12:30 pmCarrick-On-Suir Library
26Apr

Silk Painting @ Carrick-on-Suir Library – Bealtaine Event

11:00 am - 12:30 pmCarrick-On-Suir Library
01May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Brain Games

11:00 am - 1:00 pmTipperary Town
02May

Needle Felting with Sandra Coote

10:30 am - 12:30 pmNenagh Library
03May
03May

Silk Painting @ Carrick-on-Suir Library – Bealtaine Event

11:00 am - 12:30 pmCarrick-On-Suir Library
03May

Line Dancing with Bernie Corbett

11:30 am - 12:30 pmCashel Library
06May

Bealtaine Festival Tipperary Town Library 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 pmTipperary Town
07May

Ceramics with Geraldine Wisdom

10:00 am - 12:00 pmNenagh Library
07May

Wellness Course in Cashel Library

1:15 pm - 2:45 pmCashel Library
07May

Bealtaine Festival Tipperary Town Library 2024

7:00 pm - 8:30 pmTipperary Town
09May
09May
09May
10May

Silk Painting @ Carrick-on-Suir Library – Bealtaine Event

11:00 am - 12:30 pmCarrick-On-Suir Library
10May

Line Dancing with Bernie Corbett

11:30 am - 12:30 pmCashel Library
13May

Bealtaine Festival Tipperary Town Library 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 pmTipperary Town
14May

Wellness Course in Cashel Library

1:15 pm - 2:45 pmCashel Library
15May

Thurles Library Author Visit

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
15May
16May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

10:30 am - 12:00 pmTipperary Town
16May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

11:30 am - 12:30 pmTipperary Town
16May
17May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

10:00 am - 12:00 pmTipperary Town
17May

Silk Painting @ Carrick-on-Suir Library – Bealtaine Event

11:00 am - 12:30 pmCarrick-On-Suir Library
17May
18May

Upcycling Workshop with Mairead Kennedy

11:00 am - 12:00 pmCashel Library
20May

Bealtaine Festival Tipperary Town Library 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 pmTipperary Town
20May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

11:30 am - 12:30 pmTipperary Town
21May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmTipperary Town
21May

Wellness Course in Cashel library

1:15 pm - 2:45 pmCashel Library
21May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

7:00 pm - 7:00 pmTipperary Town
22May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

11:30 am - 12:30 pmTipperary Town
22May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

2:30 pm - 4:00 pmTipperary Town
23May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

11:30 am - 12:30 pmTipperary Town
23May
24May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

10:00 am - 12:00 pmTipperary Town
24May

Silk Painting @ Carrick-on-Suir Library – Bealtaine Event

11:00 am - 12:30 pmCarrick-On-Suir Library
24May
25May

Memoir Writing Workshop in Cashel Library

10:00 am - 12:30 pmCashel Library
27May

Bealtaine Festival Tipperary Town Library 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 pmTipperary Town
28May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmTipperary Town
28May

Wellness Course In Cashel Library

1:15 pm - 2:45 pmCashel Library
31May

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

10:00 am - 12:00 pmTipperary Town
31May
04Jun

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmTipperary Town
11Jun

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmTipperary Town
18Jun

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmTipperary Town
25Jun

Bealtaine Festival 2024 Tipperary Town Library

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmTipperary Town

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