Bealtaine at Cashel Library

Festival to foster and inspire creativity among older people

Bealtaine at Cashel Library

The Bealtaine festival brings together people from all over Ireland to foster and inspire creativity among older people and to promote the skills, experiences and exposure that can lead to a rich creative life for all older people.

Established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland’s largest co-operative festival and the world’s first national celebration of creativity in older age.

Tipperary Libraries will host numerous events throughout May.

The Six Marys on Tour

Written by Jean Farrell and directed by Joe McCarrick The Six Marys is a comical and poignant look at life, from childhood in the1950s to the present day. It follows the journey of the six Marys through the decades– delivering all kinds of sharp and comical observations. When our children grow up eventually and leave home, what lies ahead then—a big void or peace at last? This journey of self-discovery is interspersed with well known hit songs from the various eras, sung by Catherine Gallagher.

Cashel library Tuesday, May 8, 2.30pm; Clonmel library Wednesday, May 9, 7pm.

Line Dancing Taster Class

Thursday, May 3, at 2.30pm - Dust off your hats and boots with Ray Cahill! Booking essential.


Wednesday, May 9, at 11.15am - Come enjoy the beautiful voices of The Tipperary Singers and the Cashel Community School Choirs as they sing some well known songs.

Intergenerational Colouring

Saturday, May 12 at 3pm - Intergenerational Colouring. Despite being associated with children, colouring can be beneficial to adults as well. Not to mention lots of fun. So grab your grandkids and let's brighten Cashel Library!

Poetry from Yesteryear

Thursday, May 17 at 11am -Poetry from Yesteryear. Join Fethard poet, Mary Hanrahan and many others

Senior Travel

Tuesday, May 22, at 2.30pm - Talk by Michael Bowe from Bowe Travel on Senior Travel. Interested in cruising or adventure travel check out this talk for advice and travel options. Booking essential.

Writing Tips

Tuesday, May 22, at 7pm -Best selling author Roisin Meaney will talk about her start in writing as well as sharing tips and tricks on how she builds her stories.

Art Classes

May 28, 29 and 31 from 10:30am to 12:30pm – Drawing Classes with Thurles artist Mary Finn. Suitable for beginners and accomplished artists. Booking essential.

Monday, May 28: Drawing with pencil charcoal etc.; Tuesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 31: Painting with acrylics.

Throughout May

Display of art and craftwork from Lorica and Carrick Oir Cashel. Tutor Winnie Looby supported by Tipperary ETB.

Cashel Library: Contact 06263825.