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04/05/2022 - Donegal County Council’s Culture Division launches Bealtaine Arts Festival 2022

Ciara Cunnane, Donegal Bealtaine Co-ordinator; Fiona Truelove, Donegal County Library; Chief Executive Donegal County Council, John G McLaughlin; Cllr Jack Murray, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council; Caroline Carr, Donegal County Museum; Marty McIntyre, Regional Cultural Centre; Natasha Costello, Donegal County Library.

Launch Group: Ciara Cunnane, Donegal Bealtaine Co-ordinator; Fiona Truelove, Donegal County Library; Chief Executive Donegal County Council, John G McLaughlin; Cllr Jack Murray, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council; Caroline Carr, Donegal County Museum; Marty McIntyre, Regional Cultural Centre; Natasha Costello, Donegal County Library.  

 

BEALTAINE 2022- RETURN TO LIVE EVENTS!

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.   The festival, now in its 25th Year, was officially launched on Sunday 1st May by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Jack Murray at the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC).

 

Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, John G McLaughlin, praised the Council’s Culture Division for producing ‘…a varied and interesting arts programme…and is one of the key components that fits into the county’s vision for itself, fostering a culturally rich and excellent quality of life for all.’

 

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Jack Murray welcomed the return of live in-person events as well as acknowledging the added advantage of having available online recordings of events that can be viewed at any time.  In particular the recent outstanding performance of country music legend Brendan Quinn & Band and supported by Dean Maywood at the launch concert of Donegal Bealtaine which can be watched on www.regionalculturalcentre.com.  The concert was streamed live on Sunday from the Regional Cultural Centre and received wide praise including a special well done from music legend Sharon Shannon!    

 

When speaking about Donegal Bealtaine 2022, Cllr Murray said “Donegal County Council’s Culture Division have planned various events throughout the month ranging from crafts, cookery, music, theatre, talks and walks!   Highlights include The 1921 Treaty exhibition presented by the National Archives of Ireland at Donegal County Museum, Willow Craft Workshops in libraries and Taobh Tíre centres and an evening with RTE’s Carole Coleman in Bundoran and Letterkenny libraries.’    

Donegal Bealtaine Festival 2022 Brochure can be downloaded from donegallibrary.ie, regionalculturalcentre.com or pick one up from your local library.  For further details contact Central Library at 074 91 24950 or email [email protected]

 

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