Beosach is a new online journal of the Arts & Culture Programme of Age & Opportunity. Beosach is an Irish word meaning ‘vibrant’ or ‘lively’. The journal aims to provide a forum for those interested in the arts and ageing. Beosach will facilitate the sharing of ideas and experience, propose new practices in the arts for older people, comment on existing ones and become part of a wider arts and ageing community.

The first edition features:

  • Knitted Together,  a project by the ‘Stitch and Bitch’ group in Rialto. The project included a series of textile sculptures of imagined or remembered buildings and a personal documentation of the women’s lives and their environment.
  • Swan Songs for the Lifeworld: A review by James Merrigan of the Catch the He(art) travelling residency, curated by artist Michelle Browne as part of Bealtaine 2014.
  • Colouring a Greying World, an essay by Catherine Marshall.
  • Fortune Favours the Brave, an interview with Joe Lee, Director of Fortune’s Wheel, winner of the Critics Award for best documentary film at the 2015 Dublin Film Festival.
  • An article on Bealtaine Festival 2015.

To access the first edition of Beosach visit

Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that inspires everyone to reach their full potential as they age. Age & Opportunity leads the annual Bealtaine Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival designed with older people in mind, the Creative Exchanges programme for those involved with leading creative activities with older people in care settings and is a partner on the Azure cultural programme for people with dementia.


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