Achill Island Calendar of Events

Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas.


For this week’s entertainment guide, please see the Achill Weekly Entertainment Guide.

For details of activities currently available, please see the Daily Activities Guide.

To keep updated with all Achill events direct to your mobile device, download the What’s On in Achill app


July 2017

Tuesday 25th July:

Sea Safety Talk, Keel Beach 3pm

Community Bingo, Gieltys Clew Bay, Dooagh. 8pm

 


Wednesday 26th July:

Shore Explorers Beach Walk, Keel Beach. See Notice at Caravan Park for times

Boat Trip: To Clare Island. 9.30am Departing Kildownet. Tel. 09820400

Deserted Village Guided Walk 11am €10 per person €25 per family

Keem Heritage Walk, 2pm €15 booking essential 0868439683

Family Fun Party Night, Gieltys Clew Bay, Dooagh 7-9pm €3

Summer Drop in Yoga Classes, Achill Sound. 7pm call Rosaleen 0879621581

Story Telling with Jane McDaniel , the Top Drawer and Pantry, Keel, 7-8pm. €4 or 2 for €7

Music With Cian and Gordo in The Cross Bar, Dookinella

Family Quiz night, Masterson’s Bar, Dugort

 


Thursday 27th July:

Acoustic Fun, Teds Bar, Cashel, 9.30pm

 


Friday 28th July:

Achill Country Market, Halla Acla, Achill Sound, 11am – 1pm

Music With Cian and Gordo in The Cross Bar, Dookinella

Traditional Music Session, Lynott’s Bar, Cashel.

Music – Classic and Modern Hits with Resident DJ, The Amethyst Bar, Keel

Launching of the Lanterns, The Silver Strand Dugort, 11pm

 


Saturday 29th July:

Keel Market, Keel, 11am – 1pm.

Music – Classic and Modern Hits with Resident DJ, The Amethyst Bar, Keel

Live Music with the Evergreens Followed by Nightclub, The Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh.

 


Sunday 30th July:

St Colmans Garden Fete, Pollagh. Fun for all the family from 2pm.

Sunday Music Session: McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound

Music – Classic and Modern Hits with Resident DJ, The Amethyst Bar, Keel

Bingo – Halla Acla, Achill Sound. 8pm.

 


Monday 31sth July:

Pony Camp, Mon – Thurs, 9.30 – 1pm. Calveys Equestrian Centre, Keel 0879881093

Keem Heritage Loop Walk, 2pm €15 booking essential 0868439683

Deserted Village Guided Walk 11am €10 per person / €25 family

Traditional Music, Lynott’s Bar, Cashel.

Holistic Therapy Morning, Keel Hall 11 – 1pm

 


August 2017

Tuesday 1st August:

Lecture: Building knowledge through Experimental Archaeology: Thinking about and reconstructing prehistoric and medieval houses, by Prof. Aidan O’Sullivan, UCD. Achill Folklife Centre, Dooagh. 8pm. Entry €5.

 


Friday 4th August:

Achill Country Market, Halla Acla, Achill Sound, 11am – 1pm

 


Saturday 5th August:

Féile Du Eige – Community festival in Dooega.

Féile Inis Bigil – Community festival on Inishbiggle Island.

Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh – Crazy Corner followed by Night club

 


Sunday 6th August:

Féile Du Eige – Community festival in Dooega.

Féile Inis Bigil – Community festival on Inishbiggle Island.

Achill Colour Run. 5k charity fun run … with powder! 1pm, Achill Rovers pitch, Valley. Application forms from Achill Tourism office. Colour Run Achill facebook page.

Music With Cian and Gordo in Teds Bar, Cashel, 5pm

Achill Celtic Supporter’s Club hosts ‘Charlie & The Bhoys’ at The Wavecrest, Dooagh.

Live music – Seamus Moore & the JCB Crew, Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh

 


Monday 7th August

August Bank Holiday.

Féile Du Eige – Community festival in Dooega.

Féile Inis Bigil – Community festival on Inishbiggle Island.

FAI Summer camp, Achill Rovers FC, Fr. O’Brien Park, Valley. Details & Booking

 


Tuesday 8th August

Pony Camp, Mon – Thurs, 9.30 – 1pm. Calveys Equestrian Centre, Keel 0879881093

Holistic Therapy morning.

 


Wednesday 9th August

Story Telling with Jane McDaniel , the Top Drawer and Pantry, Keel, 7-8pm. €4 or 2 for €7

 


Thursday 10th August

Drive-In Movie, Keel Beach.

 


Friday 11th August

Achill Country Market, Halla Acla, Achill Sound, 11am – 1pm

Féile Chill Damhnait – community festival in Kildavnet. 11th – 20th August.

 


Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th August:

Achill Ultra – Half, Full & Ultra Marathon. Full Details & Booking


September 2017

2nd September: Achill Wheelers Leisure Cycle

2nd September: Achill Bridge Festival
Celebrating 130 years of the Michael Davitt Bridge at Achill Sound.

9th September: QUEST Achill

23rd – 24th September: Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif
Welcome cyclists on the Leenane to Achill leg on Sat 23rd, and send-off for those cycling Achill to Ballina on Sun 24th. See ridewild.ie

29th September – 1st October: Pure Magic ‘Battle for the Lake’


October 2017

29th September – 1st October: Pure Magic ‘Battle for the Lake’

8th – 15th October: Talking Walls Festival
A festival of discovery to Achill Island,
through buildings, walks, talks, art, drama and much, much more!!

8th October: Achill Sheep Show

14th October: Currane Challenge

27th – 30th October: Achill International Harp Festival

30th October
October Bank Holiday.


January 2018

1st January: New Year’s Day Swim
Annual New Year’s Day dip at the Silver Strand, Dugort. 1pm. All welcome! Collection for RNLI.

March 2018

17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
A weekend of festivities (17th falls on a Saturday) for Ireland’s National Day. Follow Achill’s famous pipe bands on their traditional parades.

30th March: Good Friday

April 2018

1st April: Easter Sunday

2nd April: Easter Monday
Bank Holiday.

July 2018

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

 


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