Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland

Upcoming for Autumn 2017:

Battle for the Lake watersports & music festival: 29th September – 1st October

Achill Sheep Show: 8th October

Talking Wall Festival: 8th – 15th October

Currane Challenge: 14th October

Achill International Harp Festival: 27th – 30th October


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.