The Bealtaine Festival Sligo was launched on Wednesday 2nd May at the Hawk’s Well Theatre by the Mayor, Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady. The Bealtaine festival celebrates creativity as we age. Throughout May hundreds of older Sligo people take part in a wide range of creative pursuits from dance to cinema, painting to theatre, song to storytelling. Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. It is a chance for people to make new and challenging work, a chance to communicate traditions between the generations. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long-dormant skill to find a new outlet. The programme is funded and supported by Sligo County Council’s Art Service and the HSE West.
- Attending the launch of Sligo’s Bealtaine Festival were Catherine Fanning, Maura Gilligan, Mary McDonagh, Mayor, Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady, James Fraher