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Age & Opportunity

Age & Opportunity is the national not-for-profit organisation that promotes opportunities for greater participation by older people in society through partnerships and collaborative programmes.

Mission / Aims

Encouraging greater participation in the arts by older people, including those in care settings, something which in turn challenges stereotypical notions about older people and their capacities.

Areas of activities

Bealtaine Festival  

The Bealtaine festival celebrates creativity as we age every May. Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, active retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, and associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events that celebrate creativity as we age.

Creative Exchanges

Creative Exchanges is a course for anyone leading creative activities with older people in care settings. Participants develop the skills needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in either residential or day care settings. The course brings together practitioners from different arts disciplines and others with related expertise to discuss different approaches and to lead participants in arts activity.


Dance, Film, Literature, Multidisciplinary, Music, Theatre, Visual Art


Tara Byrne
Arts Programme Manager


Age & Opportunity
St. Patricks Hall
Marino Institute of Education
Griffith Avenue
Dublin 9
D09 KP46


01-805 7709



Web Address


Dublin North East

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