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

March 2017

Sat 11th / Sun 12th: Mayo Stages Rally 2017
Sat 3pm – 8pm: Scrutiny @ Ted’s Bar, Cashel
Sat from 6pm: Family Fun Evening. Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound.
Sat 8pm: Ceremonial Start in Achill Sound.
Sun 9am: Rally starts, covering the following areas: Atlantic Drive, Bunnacurry, The Valley and Dugort. Road closures locally.
Sun 4.45pm: Rally concludes @ Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound.
Sun 7pm: Prizegiving, Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound.

Friday 17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday 17th March 2017. Celebrate in traditional style with Achill’s famous pipe bands. Why not stay for a long weekend and savour the atmosphere? Traditional Achill marches on Friday 17th, plus Achill Sound Parade on Sun 19th. More Details

17th – 20th March: St. Patrick’s Day Hill Walking Festival
Two free guided walks on Saturday (to Annagh) and Sunday (Sli Grainne Mhaol). Booking essential. Full Details & Booking Info.

Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April: Achill Walking Festival
Achill GAA in association with Achill Tourism are hosting a walks weekend with two guided walks, as part of the National Walking Weekend. Full Details & Booking.

April 2017

14th April
Good Friday

Saturday 15th April: Coda + Graham Sweeney
Venue: Ted’s Bar, Cashel. Tickets available from Achill Tourism and Ted’s.

16th April
Easter Sunday

17th April
Easter Monday
Public holiday. Also Achill EXPO

28th April – 1st May: Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend 2017
Böll100 arts festival. Full details to follow. See Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend

May 2017

Monday 1st May
May Day public holiday. Also Mayo Day. Achill Sports Festival.

June 2017

5th June
June Bank Holiday.

July 2017

1st – 31st July: Feile na Mara

1st July
Achill Half Marathon & 10K.

22nd – 29th July
Scoil Acla.

August 2017

4th – 6th August: Feile Du Eige
Community festival in Dooega.

4th – 6th August: Feile Inis Bigil
Community festival on Inishbiggle Island.

7th August
August Bank Holiday.

11th – 20th August: Feile Chill Damhnait
Community festival in Kildavnet.

26th – 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

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

October 2017

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

8th October: Achill Sheep Show

14th October: Currane Challenge

30th October
October Bank Holiday.


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