Over one hundred events set to feature in the 2015 Bealtaine Festival this May

Over one hundred arts events will take place in County Tipperary during the month of May to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival.

Over one hundred arts events will take place in County Tipperary during the month of May to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival.

The Bealtaine Festival is a national arts festival run throughout May each year in association with Age and Opportunity. All over the country older persons groups and individuals are actively involved in arts events, workshops and activities.

For instance, the Tipperary Bealtaine Festival 2015 and Poetry Ireland present award-winning poet Paul Durcan and Tipperary hurling manager and poetry lover Eamon O’Shea in conversation as part of this year’s festival.  Professor of Economics at NUI Galway, with a special research interest in gerontology, Eamon O’Shea will explore themes of sport, literature and creativity in life with Paul Durcan who will read some of his much loved GAA poems, together with startling new work from his latest collection ‘The Days of Surprise’. 

Join Paul and Eamon for what promises to be an inspiring event to kickoff the 2015 festival which re-inforces the aims of Bealtaine in encouraging enquiry, creativity and expression at all stages of life, at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles on Thursday, May 7th at 7.30pm. You can contact the box office on 0504 90204.

The Arts Service of Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Libraries have co-ordinated a county wide festival with highlights across the artforms.

Programmes are available from your local library or arts venue or by contacting:- the Tipperary Arts Office on 0761 06 5000 (email mary.quigley@tipperarycoco.ie or visit www.tipperarycoco.ie/arts), the Tipperary Library Headquarters on 0504 21555 (email eobrien@tipperarylibraries.ie or visit www.tipperarylibraries.ie).