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

October 2018

6th October: Keel Sheep Show
HQ Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh. Starts 1pm sharp. Open & Confined categories.

13th – 21st October: 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.

13th October: Currane Challenge
Annual duathlon event in Currane involving cycle and hill climb. Details and booking on

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

14th October: Achill Sheep Show

14th October: Concert at St. Thomas’ Church
Fundraiser concert for Achill RNLI and St. Thomas’ Church. Free entry but donations welcome. 3pm start.

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

28th October: Halloween 5K & Fun Run Fancy Dress
Starts Saula N.S. Registration 12 noon, run starts 1pm. Fundraiser for Saula, Cashel & Bunnacurry senior citizens Xmas Party.

29th October: October Bank Holiday


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