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

August 2018

27th July – 4th August: Scoil Acla
Annual Scoil Acla summer school, with tuition in music, writing, drama and art. Full details and booking at

4th – 6th August: Féile Dú Éige ***CANCELLED***
This event has been cancelled.

5th – 11th August: Féile Tóin An tSean Bhaile
Festival in The Valley. See Féile Tóin An tSean Bhaile page for full details.

5th August: Colour Run Achill
Annual colour run at Achill Rovers PC pitch, The Valley. In aid of St. John’s Ward, Crumlin Children’s Hospital. See Colour Run Achill facebook page for details.

Monday 6th August: August Bank Holiday

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.

13th – 17th August: Outdoor Activities Summer Camp
Achill Outdoor Activities Centre offers a summer camp with activities including Surfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Coasteering, Rockclimbing, Archery, Mountain Boarding and Team Games. 10am – 15.00pm each day, €80 for the week or €20 per day.

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

18th August: Pop-up Exhibition – A History of Achill in 25 Objects
Achill Archaeological Field School hosts this one-day pop-up exhibition. 11am – 6pm.

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

1st 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

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

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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