The Bealtaine festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as we get older. 

Age & Opportunity is a national organisation that has charitable status (CHY 12365). We continually strive to ensure that we are operating in an open and transparent manner.  We have signed up to, and are fully compliant with, the Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. This is a voluntary code for the sector that provides all those non-profits who adhere to it with the roadmap they need to ensure the highest standards of governance for their organisation. Each year, we prepare fully audited accounts and annual report which we are happy to share with our partners, supporters and the general public.

If you would like to view our latest strategic plan, annual reports and financial statements you can view them on the Age & Opportunity website page on governance.



Bealtaine is managed by the Festival Team, but it would not be possible without the work of all Age & Opportunity staff who support the festival activities through their own work.  You can view the full list of staff and their roles here ( )

The festival team are supported by the Arts & Culture Programme Advisory Group, which is a voluntary group comprised of members with a broad range of experience in the arts and culture sector.  


Board of Age & Opportunity

Age & Opportunity is governed by a Constitution.  The Board of Trustees are committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. We are fully compliant with The Governance Code: a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland' and our various funders’ governance requirements.  All our trustees are non-executive and independent, and are drawn from diverse backgrounds bringing a broad range of experience and skills to the Board of Trustees deliberations.

There are clear distinctions between the roles of the Board of Trustees and the executive management team. The Board of Trustees are responsible for providing leadership, setting overall strategy and monitoring budgets and outcomes of the organisation. The Board of Trustees are also responsible for identifying the risks affecting the organisation and ensuring procedures are in place to reduce and manage the major risks identified. The Board of Trustees are committed to working effectively, behaving with integrity and being transparent and accountable. There are eleven Trustees. The Trustees bring to the Board of Trustees their significant business and decision making skills gained in their respective fields together with a broad range of experience and views.

The day to day management is delegated to the CEO. The CEO prepares and presents policies, business plans and annual financial budgets and management accounts for consideration and approval to the Board of Trustees. There is a schedule of matters reserved to the Board of Trustees for decision and a schedule of matters delegated to the CEO.

Age & Opportunity's board members are:

Ita Mangan (Chair)

Sarah Bowman

Mairead Egan

Fionnuala Hanrahan

Claire Kelly

Mary Kelly

Catherine Marshall

Tony McCarthy

Paul Murray

Helen O'Donoghue