With over 100 events taking place in Tipperary during the month of May, just some of the highlights this week include: 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 in 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 7th May, 7.30pm. Box Office: 0504 90204; Clonmel Library - Author Catherine Dunne, talks about the social history of Irish immigrants in London on Wednesday, 6th May 7pm. Catherine Dunne will also facilitate workshops at other venues, please seebrochure for details. Bealtaine Films –The Quiet Man and The Hundred-Foot Journey screening at Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, Cloughjordan, Sunday 10th and 24th May at 8pm.A Concert by Tonos who specialise in a unique blend of Irish and European music from the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries’ mixing Irish music with works by English and Continental masters at Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary Town, Tuesday 12th May, 1pm and Cashel Library at 7pm. Full programme is available at www.tipperarycoco.ie