Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland

Upcoming Events:

20th April: Achill Tourism Open Day

4th – 7th May: Heinrich Boll Memorial Arts Weekend
Weekend of cultural activities and events.

4th May: Book Launch: The Preacher and the Prelate by Patricia Byrne
At the Cyril Gray Memorial Hall, part of the opening of the Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend.

4th – 6th May: Soundwaves Summer Festival
Achill GAA celebrates the launch of its new clubhouse with a weekend of events in The Big Red Barn.

5th May: Mayo Day

5th – 7th May: Achill Weekender
A weekend of guided walks, archaeology and socialising. In association with Achill Archaeological Field School. More Details.

6th May: World Premiere of Wonders of the Wake
Writer and film maker Kevin Toolis premieres ‘Wonders of the Wake’.

7th May: May Day Bank Holiday

18th – 20th May: Achill Yoga Studios Yoga & Cycling Weekend.

For a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island see our Events Calendar.

For this week’s entertainment guide, please see the Achill Weekly Entertainment Guide.

To keep updated with all Achill events direct to your mobile device, download the What’s On in Achill app

achill-island-tourism-01Achill offers a busy, varied and exciting range of festivals and events throughout the year. Our events diary provides a calendar of the major and most popular events.

Always a favourite destination for Bank Holidays, long weekends and short breaks, Achill also provides a unique and memorable experience for St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

achill-island-tourism-02The annual Scoil Acla summer school is hugely popular, offering tuition in traditional music to students of all levels as well as writer’s workshops, a painters school, readings, exhibitions, concerts and more.

Use the navigation links on the left to find out more about Achill’s festivals and events. Further details can also be obtained from the Achill Tourism office, which is open all year round.

For information on travelling to Achill, including a map of Ireland, please consult our Getting Here & Getting Around section. These pages include a detailed map of Achill Island, allowing you to see the exact location of events and festival activities on Achill Island.