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Welcome to Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age.

Registration for Bealtaine 2024 is now open!

Simply search by county to find an event near you. For arts organisations please register or log in to add events.

Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.

Press Release available to read here.

Artists! Pitch your event idea for Bealtaine 2025

Our online event pitch form is now live for submissions:


Submit your event for next year here

Hear from our Bealtaine Ambassadors Liz McManus and Mike Hanrahan!

This year, we are delighted to welcome writer and former T.D. Liz McManus and author, songwriter and Age-Friendly Ambassador for Clare, Mike Hanrahan (Stocktons Wing) as Festival Ambassadors. To mark the first day of Bealtaine, we asked them what they thought of being a Bealtaine Ambassador, the events they are most excited about and what conversations they think will be sparked by this year’s festival.

National Arts in Nursing Homes Day 2023

Bealtaine Events Highlights

Current Opportunities:

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    • Principal Funders:
    • Link to HSE website
    • Link to Arts Council website
    • Supported by:
    • Link to RTE website

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