- Events Calendar
- Achill Easter Festival
- Achill Holistic Festival
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Féile Na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea
- Give It A Go
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Quest Achill
- Relay for Life Achill
- Scoil Acla
- Sheep Show
- St Patrick’s Day
- Achill Yawl Festival
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
8th October: Currane Challenge
Cycling and hiking adventure race. Full details at www.curranechallenge.com
8th October: Keel Sheep Show
9th October: Achill Sheep Show
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: achillharpfestival.ie
Monday 31st October
Public (Bank) Holiday
New Year’s Eve
Watch Europe’s last sunset of 2016, then follow Achill’s famous pipe bands as they ring in 2017.
New Year’s Day Swim
Annual New Year’s Day dip in Achill’s Atlantic waters. Venue: Dugort Silver Strand beach, 1pm. Collection for charity.
Public holiday as New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday 17th March 2016. Celebrate in traditional style with Achill’s famous pipe bands.
May Day public holiday.
June Bank Holiday.
Achill Half Marathon & 10K.
22nd – 29th July
August Bank Holiday.
October Bank Holiday.
Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
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