Bealtaine has always been a co-operative festival, with organisers all over Ireland running their own unique events to celebrate the festival. Alongside our curated in-house programme, each year we are delighted to see hundreds of events take place in communities nationwide.
Part of our goal for Bealtaine is to bring people together, no matter where they are in the country, to celebrate, foster, and inspire creativity among older people, and in the last year we have seen this become more important than ever. It’s why our theme for the next three years is In(ter)dependence.
We’d like to highlight some of the rich, diverse, and impressive festival programmes put together by local authorities in South County Dublin, Mayo, Tipperary, Donegal, Laois, Meath, Roscommon, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
We are thankful to all our partners across the country for taking on the Bealtaine spirit every year, especially now with the difficulties of online programming. These partners include artists, arts centres, libraries, theatres, galleries, arts officers, national arts and cultural institutions, orchestras, community groups, local authorities, care homes, and supported living venues. At the centre of the festival, are the hundreds of artists and partners that help us create Bealtaine and it is this unique collaboration that makes the festival special year on year. We hope that you can join them, and us, wherever you are, and feel inspired to take part – maybe even organise your own Bealtaine event!
If you’d like to find Bealtaine events organised by your local community, you can search by county on our Events page.