Adult Learners Festival, March 2018

adult learners festival

The Adult Learners’ Festival is a nationwide celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

Over the past twelve years the Festival has become a firm fixture on the adult learning calendar with thousands of events taking place nationwide, including: information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures and small gatherings of people who love to learn.

The 2018 Festival takes place from the 5th – 9th March 2018. It aims to encourage Irish adults to explore the local learning options available to them through a week-long programme of events and workshops throughout the country.

This year AONTAS is collaborating with the Belfast Festival of Learning to highlight their programme of events and to ensure an all island approach. Love Lifelong Learning The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Love Lifelong Learning’ – #LoveLifelongLearning. As national coordinating body for the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL), AONTAS’ work is focused on increasing, and widening particpation in lifelong learning. 

The Aim of the Adult Learners’ Festival:

  • To celebrate adult learning and the achievements of adult learners
  • To promote the work of further, adult and community education
  • To showcase the important work of adult learning providers
  • To ensure that the adult learner is at the centre of adult learning policy

Attend an Event
Adult learners can attend a wide variety of events listed on the Adult Learners Festival website at

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