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Bealtaine Arts Festival 2024 25.04.24

THE Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, will be bursting onto the scene in Donegal this May, offering a month-long exploration of the arts for older people. The festival, now in its 27th Year, was officially launched on Monday 15th April by Councillor Martin Harley, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council at a lively launch event at Kilbarron House, Ballyshannon.
Pictured at the launch of the Bealtaine Festival 2024 at Kilbarron House in Ballyshannon are front row (l-r) Fiona Truelove (Central Library Letterkenny), Una Mathewson (Central Library Letterkenny), Cllr. Martin Harley Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Sinead Noonan (Donegal Bealtaine Coordinator). Back Row (l-r) Cllr. Mickey McMahon, Caroline Carr, (Donegal County Museum) , Loretta Mauerhofer (Donegal Town Library), Anna Kujawa (Bundoran Library) and Cllr.Barry Sweeney. Photo by Gerard McHugh Photography.
Officially launching the festival, Councillor Harley emphasized the importance of embracing the festival's theme, "Lust for Life," stating, "I hope everyone will seize each moment of this festival with enthusiasm and vigor." He went on to praise the Bealtaine Festival as "a testament to the fact that age is no barrier to creativity, curiosity and joy."

“We have a wonderful variety of events planned for Donegal this year,” said Sinead Noonan, Donegal Bealtaine coordinator. "There will be something for everyone, from gentle activities like chair pilates and willow weaving to acrylic painting classes and a fascinating talk about native garden birds throughout the seasons. There will be visual art exhibitions and film screenings to music performances and dance workshops, the festival promises a diverse and enriching program for all. We're also delighted to welcome Maura Logue, who will be bringing her one-woman show to day centres and care homes across the county in May. Events in a festival such as Bealtaine, only take place because of funding from initiatives such as Healthy Ireland and Creative Ireland funding and we are grateful for their continued invaluable support."
Bealtaine Festival 2024 Brochure
Donegal Bealtaine Festival 2024 Brochure can be downloaded at www.donegallibrary.ie , or pick one up from your local library. For further details contact 074 917 5384 or email bealtaine@donegallibrary.ie .
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