Féile na Bealtaine aspires to build on the rich tradition of arts and culture that exists on the Dingle peninsula and to extend and broaden our artistic horizons – above all Féile hopes to entertain and to invigorate.
The festival’s aims are to highlight and promote Dingle’s traditions and bilingual culture and to introduce the arts and artists from other parts of Ireland and the world to the people of Corca Dhuibhne.
This year we are celebrating our 18th anniversary. The festival will kick off on Thursday 2nd May and, as always, there will be events for all tastes and age-groups. There will be street theatre, children’s events, music of all types, poetry recitals, art exhibitions, short films, long films, comedy acts, theatre, art exhibitions as well as a poetry trail. The festival will culminate on Bank Holiday Monday with a political symposium and of course the annual sheep-dog trials.
The Irish year was divided into two parts: Ó Samhain go Bealtaine is ó Bealtaine go Samhain. Bealtaine – Good Fire, connected with the sun’s warmth and the consequent fertility of crops and cattle. We hope you can join us this May Bank Holiday weekend in welcoming the summer to the Dingle Peninsula and in sampling the exquisite cultural events our festival has to offer.
Feidhmí / Director 2013: Mícheál Ó Coileáin,
Coiste Oibre: Claire Galvin, Ruth Ní Fionnáin, Fiona Morgan, Peadar O Fionnáin, Joan Ní Rócháin (Cisteoir), Aileen Ní Shé, Rachel Ní Fhionnáin, Liadain Slattery, Joan Maguire, Deirdre McKenna, Joan Lyne, Muintir Uí Ghrainbhéil, Risteard Mac Liam, Déirdre Ní Ghrifín, Maria Ní Mhurchú, Breandán Mac Gearailt, Ann-Marie Uí Chonchúir.
Oifig / Office: Áine Ní Conchobhair
Buíochas ar Leith
Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who works together to bring this festival alive in the community
Ticket Office :
Féile na Bealtaine
An Phríomh Sraid, / Main St.
An Daingean, / Dingle,
Co Chiarraí, / Co. Kerry,
Eire. / Ireland.
Ticket Sales: 087 799 4488
Féile na Bealtaine 2013