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Bealtaine Events at Offaly Libraries, May 2024

Start: 1 May 2024 - 12:00 AM
End: 31 May 2024 - 12:00 AM

Bealtaine theme for 2024 – 2026 is Lust for Life

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival, which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age.

Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful participation and representation for all older people in cultural and creative life and to demonstrate and celebrate how our creative potential can improve with age. 

At Offaly Libraries, we will be celebrating Bealtaine with the following events throughout May.

  • Air Fryer Cookery Demonstrations with Janice in Birr, Banagher, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane and Kilcormac and Tullamore Libraries Booking Essential.
  • Glass Painting Workshops with Pauline McNelis in Birr, Clara Edenderry and Tullamore Libraries More details below.
  • Resin Workshop in Edenderry Library on Friday, 10th May at 10am. Booking Essential
  • The Gramophone Society will join us in Tullamore Library for some beautiful music to celebrate our older patrons for their continued support and contribution to our libraries.
  • An Afternoon Session of Music & Song with musicians and singers will take place in Clara Library. Refreshments provided.
  • We will be hosting coffee mornings in various branches around the county in, Birr, Clara Edenderry, and Tullamore with more details below.
  • Tom Minnock will be joining us at our Coffee Morning in Clara Library on Friday 17th May at 11:00 to talk about his book Down the Decades. All are welcome.
  • Felting Display in Kilcormac Library depicting images of Charleville Castle
  • All events are free.
  • All branches will have a display featuring Age Friendly information for the public to peruse. 
LOETB Air Fryer Cookery Demonstrations available at:DateTime
Banagher Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 1st May18:00
Tullamore Library, Booking EssentialThurs, 2nd May14:00
Kilcormac Library, Booking EssentialThurs, 2nd May11:00
Birr Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 8th May17:30
Ferbane Library, Booking EssentialThurs, 9th May14:30
Clara Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 15th May11:00
Daingean Library, Booking EssentialThurs, 16th May14:00
Edenderry Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 22nd May17:30
LOETB Glass Making Workshops available at:DateTime
Edenderry Library, Booking EssentialFri, 17th May10:00
Tullamore Library, Booking EssentialMon, 20th May10:00
Clara Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 22nd May10:00
Birr Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 29th May10:00
Pop in for Tea / Coffee and a Chat at our Coffee Mornings:DateTime
Birr Library, Booking EssentialFri, 10th May10:45
Edenderry Library, Booking EssentialWed, 17th May10:00
Clara Library, Booking EssentialFri, 19th May10:00
Tullamore Library, Booking EssentialWeds, 29th May10:00

We look forward to welcoming all to our Bealtaine celebrations this May.