2014 Bealtaine Festival


Sligo Arts Service and HSE West Programme of Events

Bealtaine Festival Sligo Programme 2014 (PDF) - 1,221 kbs ‌ 

Bealtaine Sligo 2014 - Songs from Home Poster (PDF) - 441 kbs ‌ 

Bealtaine Sligo 2014 - Fine Tune Poster (PDF) - 529 kbs


‘Fine – Tune’

Mixed Media Exhibition

Opening Thursday 1st May, 5.30pm

Hawks Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo

Over a number of months artists Marcella Ferguson, Dorothee Kolle, Marilyn Reilly and Sherrie Scott were involved in a visual arts residency project with a selection of Sligo Health Centres. The four artists have created their own artwork as a direct response to working with the older groups. It is a selection of this work that is the exhibition ‘Fine – Tune’.

The exhibition runs untill June 9th.



Mixed Media Exhibition

Opening from Thursday 1st – 31st May

Primary Care Unit, Markievicz House, Sligo

The exhibition is a display of artwork celebrating the creativity of older people attending Health Centres; Carrigans, Cliffoney, Collooney and Skreen.


Easkey Intergenerational Arts Project

Wednesday 7th May, 2pm- 3pm

Easkey Health Centre, Sligo

An intergenerational arts afternoon celebrating the closing of a two year long arts project between Easkey Health Centre and Easkey Secondary School, Colaiste Iascaigh.


‘Evening Session’

Music Evening

Thursday 8th May, 6 pm – 8 pm

Rathcormac Hall, Drumcliffe, Sligo

The Cos Cos Sean Nós Festival links with Bealtaine Sligo to celebrate older musicians with a session of music, dance and song. Special guest performance by singer and musician Colm O Donnell. Admission is free: for more information contact Catherine 086 8424969


Craft Workshop

Saturday 10th May

Rathcormac Craft Village, Drumcliffe, Sligo

Create your own wild flower painted pot.

Workshop Times:
Time: Workshop One 12-1pm,
Time: Workshop Two 1.15 -2.15pm
Time: Workshop Three 2.30 -3.30pm
Admission is free: booking is required,
open to adults and children over 10 years.
Contact Catherine 086 8424969


‘The Garden’

Friday 16th May, 1- 3 pm

St John’s Community Hospital, Sligo

An intergenerational visual arts display to celebrate work created by older St John’s residents and the 4th & 6th class students from St Edwards National School. The project is based in the newly opened indoor garden room.


The Iona Connection

Intergenerational Workshop

Friday 16th May

Hawks Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo

Music Generation Sligo in collaboration with Music Network and Age and Opportunity are offering a free Intergenerational Workshop. Young and older musicians are invited to book in pairs for this musical sharing between the generations and between amateur and professional musicians.

Workshop 4-5.30pm Young Person (age 8 -18) and Adult both must sing or play fiddle/violin/cello

Concert 8pm, Workshop free and Concert €24 for both participants.

Bookings: Hawks Well Theatre 071 916 1518

Enquiries 071 913 8306

Email: MusicGenerationSligo@msletb.ie




Bealtaine Sligo 2014 Feature
‘Songs from Home’
A music performance by Colm O’Donnell and friends

Bealtaine Festival Sligo is delighted to introduce a new music performance ‘Songs from Home’ commissioned for 2014 by Sligo Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre with funding from Sligo Borough Council, Sligo County Council, HSE West and the Arts Council of Ireland. Singer and musician Colm O’Donnell engaged with a number of older community groups in Sligo, through song based workshops and conversations. From the information gathered the content of the performance ‘Songs from Home’ was created.

Performace Dates and Venues

  • Rathcormac Hall, Drumcliffe, Thursday 8th May 6-8pm
  • Nazareth House Care Village, Wednesday 21st May 2pm
  • Hawk’s Well Theatre, Wednesday 28th May 7.30pm   
    Closing the Bealtaine Festival Sligo.




© Sligo County Council Arts Department, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland tel: +353 (0) 71 911 4465 arts@sligococo.ie