Féile na Tuaithe

Féile na Tuaithe festival, which celebrates rural life, attracts more than 20,000 people to the village of Turlough over two days each summer.

The free festival is now being run in partnership with Mayo County Council and takes place on May 24 and 25.

Tony Candon, manager at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, said the festival will include a refreshed and updated programme with a more diverse range of exhibitions and attractions than in previous years, including a sizeable craft food exhibition.

“We look forward to working with the National Museum of Ireland and all of the other stakeholders to make this a significant success, which will become an annual feature in the national calendar,” he said.

Féile na Tuaith is a celebration of traditional, rural, life. It showcases traditional crafts and skills as well as demonstrating how they continue to be used and adapted in contemporary times.

Exhibitions and events include beekeeping, working dog demonstrations, blacksmithing, wood turning, pottery making, a craft food producers’ area, and family entertainment.

FIBKA will be a headline exhibit and will be supported by Westport Beekeepers, Connemara Beekeepers, Ballyhaunis Beekeepers and Mayo Beekeepers

Here are some pictures form the 2014 festival!

IMAG0061IMAG0065IMG 5197IMG 5201IMG 5202IMG 5204IMG 5205IMG 5206IMG 5208IMG 5214IMG 5227IMG 5230IMG 5231IMG 5232IMG 5235IMG 5236IMG 5238IMG 5240IMG 5243IMG 5244IMG 5246IMG 5251IMG 5253IMG 5261IMG 5262IMG 5263IMG 5264IMG 5266IMG 5268IMG 5294IMG 5310IMG 5335






Disease Sampling Form

Teagasc offers a Honeybee disease diagnostic service to beekeepers, more information available here

Bee Research Project!

FIBKA are co operating with CIT to run a beehealth project to improve the genetic diversity of Irish honey bee stocks, funding needed either corporate or individual. Click here for more info!

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Great news! - The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is released this week. Click here for more info!

Got something to say!?

We are looking for people to submit articles on beekeeping or anything related to it, on a once off or a regular basis. If you think you could put pen to paper, then please email the Beachaire Manager, Dermot O'Flaherty at  manager.beachaire@irishbeekeeping.ie