Creativity celebrated

Louth County Libraries is hosting a series of events as part of the annual Bealtaine Festival which is running from May 1-31.

Louth County Libraries is hosting a series of events as part of the annual Bealtaine Festival which is running from May 1-31.

This year’s Bealtaine Festival is celebrating creativity in older age and its organisers are encouraging people to “push the boat out” and try out new and challenging opportunities.

Events will be held in Dundalk Library, Roden Place throughout the month of May. The first event will interest people who would like to trace their roots.

‘The Tree of Life’- A Beginners Guide to Local Genealogy with Reference Librarian Alan Hand will take place on Wednesday, May 4 at 11am.

Mobile phone classes are being held on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 at 10am-11.30am and 11.30am-1pm.

Numbers for the mobile phone classes are strictly limited so anyone who is interested in advised to book a place at the library’s issue desk. Participants will attend two classes, Thursday and Friday.

A ‘Know-How’ Introduction to Digital Photography Classes will take place on Tuesday, May 10 and Friday, May 13 at 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm. Participants will attend four classes in total, Tuesday - Friday, morning or afternoon.

An Art/Watercolour Masterclass with Andrew Whitson, the Irish artist and illustrator, who has been shortlisted for the 2011 CBI Bisto Book of the Year Awards for his work on “Mac Rí Éireann” is being held on Friday, May 20 at 11am. For more details about this year’s Bealtaine Festival contact Dundalk Branch Library on 042-9353190 or visit www.louthcoco.ie.