Chairperson: Catriona Crowe
As in most western countries, the population of Ireland is changing and more people living longer which means that quality of life for all of us as we age is more important than ever. Since 1989 Age & Opportunity has been inspiring everyone to reach our full potential as we age. Central to Age and Opportunity’s work is the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity, and this year, the festival joins forces with Dublin Writers Festival to take a close look at the past 25 years, the changes that we’ve seen and our hopes for the next 25 years. Chaired by Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives, this special event brings together leading artists, musician and writers (including Paddy Moloney, founder and leader of The Chieftains, actor Eamon Morrissey and travel writer Mary Russell) to explore the different ways in which they view the past 25 years as well as looking at their hopes for how Ireland will shape up over the next 25. Presented by Bealtaine Festival & Age & Opportunity in association with Dublin Writers Festival.