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 ‌Bealtaine Festival 2022 - Return to Live Events 

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 www.regionalculturalcentre.com to mark the beginning of the month-long festivities.


When speaking about Bealtaine, festival co-ordinator Ciara Cunnane said “We are delighted to be able to welcome back everyone to live in-person events.  Donegal County Council’s Cultural Division have planned various events throughout the month ranging from crafts, cookery, music, theatre, talks and walks! ‘.  Featured events planned include The Eat Well To Live Well cookery demo with Pauline Sugrue, author visits from RTE’s Carole Coleman & Sally Hanan, The National Archives of Ireland 1921 Treaty Exhibition at Donegal County Museum and theatre featuring Conal Gallen in My Wife, Her Cat and Other Stuff to name but a few!


Download the Bealtaine Festival 2022 Programme ‌ here, on regionalculturalcentre.com or pick one up from your local library. 


For further details contact Central Library at 074 91 24950 or email [email protected]