Bealtaine Festival 2020 cancelled


Friends of Bealtaine,

In light of the continuously evolving situation surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic in Ireland, as well as recent government recommendations, it is with great regret that Age & Opportunity announces the cancellation of the Bealtaine Festival 2020.

2020 marked our 25th Bealtaine and we had huge plans to celebrate it with incredible projects, artists and experiences all over Ireland. However, the timing of the festival in May is simply too soon and thus too risky for all of us, but most especially our participants, loyal audiences and artists.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our valued organisational partners across Ireland and the artists who we have imagined with and planned together with over the last year. Thanks also to our curators, interns and volunteers for their work. We will be in touch directly with event organisers around the country in the immediate future with some additional information.

Notwithstanding this situation, Age & Opportunity Arts is committed to rescheduling where we can and hope that we can present some of our great projects in the Autumn. We hope that these smaller events will interest, entertain and provoke, and give a flavour of what Bealtaine 2020 would have been.

In the meantime, we hope you will stay in touch and that we can celebrate together when we have gotten through this strange time in our collective lives.

Please stay safe and keep an eye out on our social media accounts for other activities or events you can get involved in over the coming weeks and months.


The Age & Opportunity team