Bealtaine Festival 2022 – Waterford Libraries Programme

Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s National Celebration of the Arts and Creativity
as we age.

The festival takes place each May and is coordinated by ‘Age & Opportunity’, the national organisation which promotes active and engaged living as we get older.

This year all our events are in person, online and hybrid, all our events are free.

View our exciting programme:

Details on how to book can be found in the Waterford Libraries  Bealtaine Festival Programme, Waterford Libraries Facebook page, or contact Waterford Libraries Bealtaine Coordinator, Jennifer Loughran on 051 879696 or








As Waterford Libraries Bealtaine celebrations continue we invite you to join us in Ardkeen Library for a morning of poetry, with tips for writing poetry and prose with local poet and writer Edward Denniston.

This event takes place on Tuesday 31st May from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

This is a free event but booking essential.

Contact or 051 879755.





Dymphna Nugent (Waterford News & Star) in conversation with Peter Cunningham and Eibhear Walshe. “ How Fiction Reveals the Truths of History” in Ardkeen Library on Tuesday 10th May at 11am.
This Bealtaine event will be recorded and recording will be available online on Friday the 13th May on Waterford In Your Pocket Facebook Page.
Book your tickets here to attend this event.







Join creative writing tutor Tom Mulllane for a Free four week online course for older adults. Amateur writers of all levels welcome

Contact Jennie 0877038800 or for any enquiries




Join Waterford Libraries Bealtaine Choir in the beautiful surround’s of Dunmore East library at Fisherman’s Hall over looking Dunmore East Harbour in song to greet the Dawn as we celebrate this years Bealtaine festival in person, we would love if people could join the choir in celebration and reflection, and it would not be a Waterford celebration without a cuppa and a sausage blaa after the song!

Contact Jennie 0877038800 or for any enquiries





Join Claire O’Sullivan, The Mystic Holistic in Dungarvan Library for gentle therapeutic chair yoga and meditations to feel well and good from the inside out as we celebrate the festival and month of Bealtaine.

Friday 20th May at 11:00 AM.

Contact Dungarvan Library on 058 21141 to book your free place.







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