May 1st – May 31st

The Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, will be celebrated throughout the month of May in Donegal.  Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine 2022 festival, will celebrate In(ter)dependence as its theme and a welcome return to live in-person events.

The festival, now in its 25th Year, will be officially launched on Sunday 1st May at 5pm by Councillor Jack Murray, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council at the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC).  And following the official launch the Donegal Bealtaine festival will be kicked off at 6pm with a special free concert featuring Irish country music legend Brendan Quinn & Band and supported by Americana songsmith Dean Maywood.  The concert will be streamed live on to mark the beginning of the month-long festivities.

Donegal Bealtaine Festival 2022 Brochure can be downloaded below or pick one up from your local library.  For further details contact Central Library at 074 91 24950 or email

Donegal Bealtaine Festival Programme 2022