Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland

Upcoming Events:

10th February: Pedal Pushers Cycle
Achill Wheelers Cycling Club in association with Pedal Pushers holds a cycle at 10am, along the Atlantic Drive from Achill Sound to Keel via Ashleam, Dooega, Cashel, Valley, Dugort and Keel. Registration (& refreshments afterwards) at Óstán Oileán Acla.

14th February: Valentine’s Day
Book a romantic meal in an Achill’s restaurant or book a winter weekend break to enjoy beach walks, cycle rides, and Achill’s spectacular scenery.

15th / 16th February: Sister Act – The Musical
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society presents Sister Act – The Musical at Colaiste Acla, Dooega. Performances on Fri night, Sat afternoon matinee, Sat night. Tickets from Keel & Achill Sound Post Offices.

17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
Come to Achill for a weekend of festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday 17th March 2019). Follow Achill’s famous pipe bands on their traditional parades. St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Achill.


For a full 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.