Workshops To Be Held At Libraries During Bealtaine Festival

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A SERIES of workshops will take place around the county this May for the Bealtaine festival which celebrates creativity as we age.

This year, Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is bringing workshops in creative writing, visual arts and feltwork to libraries around Kerry.

Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, says; “These workshops are run by highly skilled, professional artists and will provide great learning opportunities to people over 55 interested in expressing themselves creatively.”

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Kerry County Council writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin will give creative writing workshops in Tralee (8 & 15 May 2pm), Castleisland (8 & 15 May 11am) and Killorglin (3 & 16 May 11am) Libraries.

Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Killarney Library (10 & 17 May 11am) and at Listowel Library Lisa Fingleton will give a workshop in drawing using nature as inspiration (3 & 10 May 6pm).

Sean Ó Laoghaire will give storytelling workshops in Caherciveen Library and is inviting people to come and share memories of old tools and ways of working (15 May 11.30am and 31 May 6.30pm).

Places are free to people over 55 but limited; please contact the libraries for further details.

Access Cinema will also screen ‘Sully’ at Caherciveen Library (24 May 6.30pm), ‘Ballymena Lullaby’ at Tralee Library ( 17 May 6.30pm) and ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ at Killarney Library (12 May 2pm).

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