What are you looking for?

Open Today : 9am-5pm
028 9096 4180

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 30 Jun 2023


Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich launches Bealtaine programme 2023

Here at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich we welcome the season of Bealtaine: the days are getting longer and we’re delighted to launch an exciting range of new events and programmes for the coming months as we move from spring to summer.
This year’s Bealtaine programme gets off to a brilliant start with the launch of ‘Béal na Péiste’ for which Professor Fionntán de Brún was awarded the prestigious Gradam Úrscéalaíochta an Oireachtais in 2022.
For young people there will be Na Bopóga, Cumann Óige na bhFál Youth Club, the musical workshops Airneál na nÓg and Cultúrlann drama school, Aisling Óg - not to mention our much-anticipated new wellness and creative writing programme for young people, ‘Focail Fhiáine’ (Wild Words). It is fitting, at this time of year that we welcome in the fairies as Gráinne Holland and friends spread the magic of nature and the elements which surround us. For others, there will be a mixture of new Irish languages classes, yoga and music sessions. The Jeremiahs will also be in concert, and we look forward to beautiful new exhibitions and much, much more! However this is only a taster of what we have to offer. Be sure to have a look at the full programme of events!
Róisín McDonough, Chief Executive of The Arts Council of Northern Ireland states:
The Bealtaine programme has lots for everyone to enjoy, whatever your age or interests – new exhibitions, including the first professional show by the Dillon Award winner, Tomas Monteiro; traditional music at its best with The Jeremiahs, one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years; and Bruiser Theatre’s revival of a that modern-day Belfast classic, Mojo Mickybo, in an outstanding production which picked up ‘Best Ensemble’ at the 2022 Irish Times Theatre Awards.
As principal funder through our Exchequer and National Lottery funds, the Arts Council is proud to support the Cultúrlann as it continues to lift, inspire and entertain everyone through the art
Gráinne Ní Ghilín, Director of The Cultúrlann MacAdam Ó Fiaich says:
Praise the young and they will flourish! Here in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich we have always striven to give young people in particular opportunities to thrive creatively and in their careers. With every year that passes, the fruits of the hard work over the last 30 years become clear for all to see.
Our Visual Arts Assistant, Caoimhe Ní Ruanaidh, was a pupil of Coláiste Feirste whose own work featured in the school’s annual art exhibition here. Today she runs all our exhibitions in the Dillon and Ballaí Bána galleries.
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is an Irish language and arts centre situated on Falls Road, Belfast. We have a lively programme of events each season, which includes drama, music, youth and community and family events. 
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is funded by Foras na Gaeilge, the Department for Communities, Belfast City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Ciste Infheistíochta na Gaeilge and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.