The organisers say it is Ireland's premier biodiversity festival - and who are we to argue? Last year, The Guardian chose Bealtaine as one of the top ten things to do for International Day for Biological Diversity.
This year, May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity and the Bealtaine festival will run up to the big day and include over 30 different events for schools and the general public.
"So many people learn about science and nature from books or documentaries on television. Bealtaine offers a chance to experience the practical side of science, to get out into the fresh air with leading experts in archaeology, zoology, ecology and other environmental sciences" says the Bealtaine website. I can't agree strongly enough! Get out there and get your hands dirty.
More details on the Bealtaine website.