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2pm, Saturday 24th April, 2021, All ages

Bealtaine Festival: Celebrate the start of summer

Free

May Queens, National Folklife Collection

Learn more about the history of May Day and how to craft your own May garland with this special 'Museum at Home' online event.

Bealtaine on 1 May is an ancient festival that marks the start of summer in Ireland. Join Keeper of the Irish Folklife Division, Clodagh Doyle, and Museum educator Brendan McDonnell, to find out more about Irish May traditions and how you can contribute to our May customs survey.

Then watch artist Carmel Balfe as she demonstrates how to make your very own May Day garland to welcome in the summer.

WATCH BACK: Clodagh Doyle, Keeper, Irish Folklife Division, speaking about Bealtaine customs


WATCH BACK: Carmel Balfe, Wandering Lighthouse Artworks, on how to make your own May garland


This event will be premiered on the Museum's Youtube channel at 2pm on Saturday, 24 April. Subscribe to the Museum's channel to receive a notification for this premiere.

Learn more about the our May customs survey on the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) website OurIrishHeritage.org.

Location:


Bealtaine Festival: Celebrate the start of summer is located at:
Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31


Learn more about May customs and craft your own May garland with this special 'Museum at Home' online event.

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Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755