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 over the festive period, 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


May 2018

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

Friday 25th May: Talk: Sean Lysaght presents ‘Eagle Country’.
Landscape writer Seán Lysaght shares the story of his quest in the wild places of Mayo, for eagles past and present. This free talk will have a focus on the Achill area.
St. Thomas’s Church, Dugort. 20.00pm


June 2018

2nd June: Gearóid’s Smile / Three Peaks Challenge
Climb Achill Island’s three highest peaks in one day, in support of an inspirational cause.

7th – 10th June: Give It A Go
Local activities providers offer taster sessions at huge discounts – go on, give it a go!


July 2018

2nd – 6th July: GAA Cúl Camp at Achill Sound
For contact details and online booking, see kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

7th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
See achillmarathon.com for full details.

8th July: Keel Currach Races
Races using traditional west of Ireland wooden rowing boats. Venue: Purteen Harbour.

9th -13th July: FAI Summer Soccer School
At Fr. O’Brien Park, Valley (Achill Rovers F.C.). For further details and online booking, see Sports Direct FAI Summer Soccer Schools.

15th July: Dooagh Day
Annual family fun festival in the village of Dooagh. See Dooagh Day facebook page for details.

19th – 21st July: Irish National Sheepdog Trials
See International Sheep Dog Society’s facebook page for full details.

21st July: Purteen Day
Festival at Purteen Harbour celebrating the harvest of the sea.

21st – 22nd July: Kite Festival
Following last year’s inaugural Mayo International Kite Festival, Pure Magic is hosting another event – bigger and better – in Keel.

21st – 22nd July: Achill Back-to-Back Half, Full & Ultra Marathon
The Achill Ultra event returns with the first of two half, full and ultra marathon running events on Achill’s spectacular Atlantic Drive. More Details.

22nd July: RNLI Open Day
Open Day at the RNLI lifeboat station at Kildavnet.

28th July – 4th August: Scoil Acla
Annual Scoil Acla summer school, with tuition in music, writing, drama and art.

29th July: St. Colman’s Féte
Annual community and family fun day at St. Colmans, Keel. All welcome.


August 2018

28th July – 4th August: Scoil Acla
Annual Scoil Acla summer school, with tuition in music, writing, drama and art.

5th August: Achill Colour Run
Annual colour run. All welcome.

6th August: August Bank Holiday

4th – 6th August: Feile du Eige
Annual Feile du Eige family fun festival in Dooega.

4th – 6th August: Feile Inis Bigil
Annual community festival on Inishbiggle Island.

6th -10th August: FAI Summer Soccer School
At Fr. O’Brien Park, Valley (Achill Rovers F.C.). For further details and online booking, see Sports Direct FAI Summer Soccer Schools.

10th – 12th August: Tarry Fest
Festival celebrating the community of Dookinella.

10th – 19th August: Féile Chill Damhnait
Annual community festival in Kildavnet. See facebook page for full details.

25th – 26th August: Achill Back-to-Back Half, Full & Ultra Marathon
The Achill Ultra event returns with its second half, full and ultra marathon running event of the year. More Details.


September 2018

2nd September: Tour de Achill
Cycling event organised by Achill Wheelers cycling club, with choice of 38km, 65km or 110km routes.

8th September: QUEST Achill
Adventure racing (cycling / running / kayaking) with three levels of difficulty.

15th – 23rd September: Talking Walls Festival
A festival of discovery to Achill Island, through buildings, walks, talks, art, drama and much, much more!! See facebook page for full details.

28th – 30th September: Battle For The Lake
Annual kitesurfing competition and music festival.

September (exact dates TBC): Walking Weekend
Achill GAA Healthy Clubs Walking Weekend.


October 2018

14th October: Achill Sheep Show

12th – 14th October: Achill Dry Stone Wall Festival 2018
Music, food, guided walk and dry stone wall building. More details.

26th – 29th October: Achill International Harp Festival
Annual festival celebrating this iconic symbol of Irish culture. See website or facebook page for latest news.

29th October: October Bank Holiday

 


Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
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