Fingal Libraries annual Bealtaine Festival was officially launched by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Seána Ó Rodaigh. Also, in attendance was Fingal County Librarian Betty Boardman. The Festival itself forms part of Ireland’s national celebration of the arts & creativity as we age and runs throughout the month of May. The Festival returns to Fingal library branches for the first time in 2 years after taking place solely as on online festival during 2020 & 2021.
This year people are invited to take part in a chair yoga 4-week course, a computer course for adults focusing on Google and its many products, an art course with John Carpenter & a series of creative writing workshops using the five senses & precious memories. The Festival will also feature a mindfulness talk, biodiversity talks by the Irish Seal Sanctuary, first aid demonstrations by St John Ambulance, a presentation by a Mintel analyst on changing exercise & fitness trends plus a talk on preparing yourself in terms of fitness to walk the Camino. To see the full programme of events please click here.
Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Seána Ó Rodaigh said, “through a very varied Bealtaine programme of events, the citizens of Fingal are being given the opportunity to attend workshops and talks in their local library as part of this national celebration of creativity as we age.”
Fingal County Librarian Betty Boardman said, “we are delighted at Fingal Libraries to present this stimulating programme of events for Age and Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival. Yoga, technology, art, crafts, creative writing & health workshops are all covered in the programme to foster and inspire creativity and to promote the skills and experiences that can lead to a rich creative life.”
Source: Fingal County Council