- Events Calendar
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Achill International Harp Festival
- Achill Yawl Festival
- Achill Back-to-Back
- Battle for the Lake
- Féile Cill Damhnait / Kildavnet Festival
- Currane Challenge
- Féile Na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea
- Give It A Go
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Quest Achill
- Scoil Acla
- Sheep Show
- St Patrick’s Day
- Tour de Achill
Achill Sheep Show 2018
The 2018 Achill Sheep Show will take place in October. Final dates TBC.
For latest news and full details please see www.achillsheepshow.com
Note, Achill Island will host the Irish National Sheepdog Trials from 19th – 21st July 2018.
First held in 1986, the Achill Sheep Show has been an annual institution every year since then – with the exception of 2001, the year of the Foot and Mouth alert. It has evolved along the way to feature nineteen sheep categories. Cups, rosettes and generous cash prizes are awarded to the winners. In addition, all entrants have the opportunity to win valuable spot prizes on the day. A ladies committee has worked diligently to stage many other events such as local crafts, best vegetables, floral arrangements and home baking. Country markets set up their stalls and children are catered for by way of art competitions and fun events.
Achill Tourism provides a comprehensive directory of all types of accommodation providers in Achill on this Web site, along with detailed information on travel to Achill Island.