CINEMA screenings, craft workshops, art exhibitions and tutorials are among the events being planned for the 2012 Bealtaine Festival which takes place in Kerry during the month of May.
This year's festival, which kicked off on Tuesday, is aimed at encouraging local authorities, arts centres, libraries, active retirement groups, community groups and clubs to celebrate creativity in older age.
In Kerry, organisers have met their brief perfectly, with a fantastic line up of events right across the county, from cinema screenings in Tralee and Cahersiveen to Tai Chai, jewellery making, drum dance and patchwork quilt workshops spanning Cahersiveen to Listowel to Killorglin.
Back by popular demand this year are the 'Young at Heart' Art workshops with Jean Usher which will run in Cahersiveen Library throughout the month of May. Kerry Library is also delighted to welcome back the Probus Art Group who will hold their annual art exhibition in Tralee Library from May 14 to 31.
Both Cahersiveen Library and Leabharlann an Daingin will host an 'Introduction to Computers and the Internet' class towards the end of the month.
Because 2012 is also the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the Generations, Killorglin Library will host an intergenerational Drum Circle with Drum Dance Ireland on Friday, May 11, at 3.30pm. Suitable for all ages, this interactive session will involve a range of activities with drums and other sound instruments.
For a detailed line-up of Bealtaine events in your area or to book your place at any of the workshops, simply contact your local library or visit www.kerrylibrary.ie.