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

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


Arts Events Listings

This website also hosts Age & Opportunity’s Arts Events Listings.

The listing shows cultural events taking place throughout the year, outside the month of May, which are particularly welcoming to older people.

Search by date or location to find an event near you! 

Thank you for another fantastic festival this year!

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.

Art Events Listings 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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