Bealtaine Festival Launch 2018

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Bealtaine is an annual festival which celebrates and promotes creativity in older age during the month of May and is one of the highlights of the Cultural Services calendar.  The theme of this year’s festival is Be Our Guest!

Bealtaine 2018 in County Donegal is part of a country wide celebration of creativity in older age.  Throughout Bealtaine, Cultural Services works to bring a wide range of cultural and art events to our older generation in venues throughout Donegal.  During 2018 events will range from exhibitions, sean nós dancing, plays, storytelling, yoga, reminiscences sessions, historical walks and talks, computer classes, indoor bowling competition, chairobics, and Colour Me Beautiful workshops.  Local talent will include Fergus Cleary, Patsy Cavanagh, Virgil Quinn and Aussie Bryson.

The 21st Annual Bealtaine Festival Launch will be held in The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on May 1st at 11.00am.  The festival will be launched by Councillor Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council.   Entertainment will be provided by Co. Donegal’s own Patsy Cavanagh.  This will be followed by an excerpt from the Play ‘The Barber of Moville’ by Mockingbird Theatre Group.  This play is on tour in barber shops throughout Co. Donegal during the 21st Bealtaine Festival.

The launch of the 21st Annual Bealtaine Festival is hosted by the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to this free event.

For more information about this event and other Bealtaine events in libraries, and Taobh Tíre centres, theatres, arts and community venues and in The Regional Cultural Centre contact your local library where you can collect a programme or download one at


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