Féile Na Bealtaine April 27th - May 1st 2017
Date: Thursday - Monday April, May 2017 Destination: Dingle Author: Mary Walsh
Féile na Bealtaine is an arts and politics festival that takes place on the Dingle Peninsula every May bank holiday weekend.
The festival 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 19th anniversary. The festival will kick off on the 27th April 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 the 1st May 2017 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.