- Events Calendar
- Achill Easter Festival
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Achill International Harp Festival
- Achill Yawl Festival
- Battle for the Lake
- Féile na mBoillaí / Bill’s Rock Festival
- Féile Cill Damhnait / Kildavnet Festival
- Currane Challenge
- Féile Na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Quest Achill
- Scoil Acla
- Sheep Show
- St Patrick’s Day
- Tour de Achill
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.
To keep updated with all Achill events direct to your mobile device, download the What’s On in Achill app
29th September – 1st October: Pure Magic ‘Battle for the Lake’
Watersports and music festival at Keel 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
31km cycle around Currane Peninsula, 6.5km run / walk of Currane Hill.
25th October: Book Launch: ‘My Father’s Wake’ by Kevin Toolis
7.30pm at Ted’s Bar, Cashel. BAFTA winning film maker, playwright, director and writer Kevin Toolis launches his book ‘My Father’s Wake – How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die’.
27th – 30th October: Achill International Harp Festival
October Bank Holiday.
31st December: New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the last sundown in Europe and ring in 2018 with Achill’s famous Pipe Bands.
1st January: New Year’s Day Swim
Annual New Year’s Day dip at the Silver Strand, Dugort. 1pm. All welcome! Collection for RNLI.
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
1st April: Easter Sunday
2nd April: Easter Monday
7th May: May Day Bank Holiday
4th June: June Bank Holiday
7th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
See achillmarathon.com for full details.
6th August: August Bank Holiday
29th October: October Bank Holiday
Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
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