- 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 Island Calendar of Events
Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas.
For daily entertainment listings this week, 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
1st January: New Year’s Day
Welcome 2019 with a bracing dip in Achill Atlantic waters at the New Year’s Day swim in Dugort. See New Year 2019 for full details.
6th January: Nollaig na mBan / Women’s Little Christmas
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society hosts a celebration with High Tea and Social Dancing at Ted’s Bar, Cashel, 4pm – 8pm.
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.
21st April: Easter Sunday
Enjoy a long weekend in Achill this Easter. Good Friday is 19th April, Easter Monday (a Bank Holiday) is 22nd April.
6th May: May Day
May Day public (Bank) holiday on Monday 6th May 2019.
3rd – 5th May: Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
A weekend of arts events for the annual Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend.
3rd June: June Bank Holiday
June Bank Holiday on Monday 3rd June 2019.
6th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Annual Half Marathon & 10K Run takes place on Saturday 6th July 2019.
12th – 14th July: Dooagh Day Festival
Family fun at this village festival. See Dooagh Day for more details.
21st July: Mayo Kite Festival
3rd year of this very popular kite festival on Keel beach.
27th July – 3rd August: Scoil Acla
Annual Irish music & arts summer school. See Scoil Acla for more details.
5th August: Bank Holiday
Public (Bank) Holiday on Monday 5th August 2019.
9th – 11th August: Tarry Fest
Annual community festival in Dookinella village. Details to follow.
27th July – 3rd August: Scoil Acla
Annual Irish music & arts summer school.
7th September: Tour de Achill
Achill Wheelers hosts its annual tour of Achill cycle ride. Details to follow.
27th – 29th September: Battle for the Lake
Battle for the Lake kitesurfing and music festival takes place Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September 2019. Early bird tickets available. Full details to be announced.
28th October: Bank Holiday
October Bank Holiday on Monday 28th October 2019.
Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
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