The Bealtaine Festival 2012 Events In Tipperary

Celebrating Creativity As We Age

Organisers of Bealtaine are delighted to announce the line-up for May 2012, which will see hundreds of theatrical, cinematic, craft, photographic, choral, dance and other events taking place across Ireland, giving people a chance to celebrate creativity as we age.

Here are details of some of the events taking place in Tipperary.

North & South Tipperary Arts Services and Tipperary Libraries are organising their own Tipperary Bealtaine Festival, featuring over 60 arts events throughout the county across art forms, offering a wide-ranging opportunity for participation and enjoyment of the arts during May.  For details contact Melanie Scott/Sally O’Leary/Emer O’Brien Tel: +353 (067) 44 860.  The libraries will be home to everything from Spanish classes to classical music programmes to story-telling.  For example, on 18th May in Cashel Library there will be a telling of The Three Fat Women of Antibes – a story about three best friends who diet.  Julie Sharkey returns with this hilarious one woman show, an adaptation of the short story by W. Somerset Maugham.  For details on this particular event contact Suzanne Brosnan Tel: +353 (062) 63 825.

Translunar Paradise, an award-winning show told in music and mime about life, death and enduring love, presented by Theatre Ad Infinitum, will be performed at White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel on 23rd May.  For details contact the venue Tel: +353 (052) 23 333.

Active Retirement and Community Groups are organising various events.  Rathkeevin ICA will be having drama classes 1st–31st May in Rathkeevin Hall, and on 16th May, also at the hall, Deirbhile Dromey is giving a talk on creative writing and will read extracts from, and sign copies of her book The Pink Cage.

Lower Ormond Active Retirement will be holding an afternoon tea dance, a social occasion for the group to enjoy on 14th May at Borrisokane Church of Ireland Hall.  For details contact Patricia O’Donnell Tel: + 353 (086) 854 8770.

Amongst events at day care centres, St Vincent’s Day Care Centre at St Vincent’s Health Centre, Tipperary Town, will be having an African drumming event, a magic show, traditional music and dance.

County libraries and the Arts Office have organised large Bealtaine programmes – for more information contact your local library or Arts Officer.

To get involved or for more information on Bealtaine:
Web:   – for full, up-to-date event listings
Telephone:    +353 (1) 805 7709

Post:      Bealtaine at Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education,Griffith Avenue,Dublin9

The Bealtaine Newspaper, giving an overview and details of all festival activities is available to pick up for free from Centra stores nationwide.  Also check out Bealtaine on Facebook and Twitter – and ‘Mary’s Bealtaine blog’ on

Age & Opportunity wishes to acknowledge the support of the HSE and The Arts Council of Ireland.

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