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

September 2016

3rd September: Quest Achill
Quest Achill formerly Achill Roar Adventure Race. Full details at

Saturday 10th September: Tour de Achill
Achill Wheelers Cycling Club will host a ‘Tour de Achill’ leisure cycling event on Saturday 10th Sept 2016 starting in Achill Sound at 10am. There will be three distances 40km; 60km and 110km. Register Online.

30th September – 2nd October: Pure Magic “Battle for the Lake”
Kitesurfing & Music Festival. Full details at

October 2016

8th October: Currane Challenge
Cycling and hiking adventure race. Full details at

8th October: Keel Sheep Show
Venue: Keel

9th October: Achill Sheep Show
Venue: Dereens

28th – 31st October: Achill International Harp Festival
Inaugural event featuring some of the finest international exponents of the harp and the premiere of an exciting new commission, Sraith Oileán Acla, for harp, pipes & traditional ensemble, embracing the rich historical and cultural connections between Achill and western Scotland. Full details at:

Monday 31st October
Public (Bank) Holiday


Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
Níos mó eolas ó Turasóireacht Acla Teo