Taking place in the month of May, Bealtaine is the annual nationwide festival celebrating the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as we get older.
Mayo County Council runs an extensive, interactive programme. The Bealtaine programme to date has included targeted supports, workshops and masterclasses with artists, arts centres, choirs and care settings; engaging older people as makers and audiences for the arts.
The Arts Service has worked with Active Retirement Associations and other organisations for older people. All art forms have been covered over the various Bealtaine Programmes: dance, drama, storytelling, creative writing and music.
To learn more about the Bealtaine Festival go to: www.bealtaine.ie.
This programme is strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council.