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

September 2017

Friday 22nd September: Culture Night – Musical Mystery Tour
Call 085-8819-548 for more details.

23rd – 24th September: Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif
Welcome cyclists on the Leenane to Achill leg (Stage 11) on Sat 23rd, and send-off for those cycling Achill to Ballina (Stage 12) on Sun 24th. Stage 11 includes Achill’s Atlanic Drive around Ashleam and finishes in Keel. See or

29th September – 1st October: Pure Magic ‘Battle for the Lake’
Watersports and music festival at Keel Lake.

October 2017

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.

27th – 30th October: Achill International Harp Festival

30th October
October Bank Holiday.

January 2018

1st January: New Year’s Day Swim
Annual New Year’s Day dip at the Silver Strand, Dugort. 1pm. All welcome! Collection for RNLI.

March 2018

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

April 2018

1st April: Easter Sunday

2nd April: Easter Monday
Bank Holiday.

May 2018

7th May: May Day Bank Holiday

June 2018

4th June: June Bank Holiday

July 2018

7th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
See for full details.

August 2018

6th August: August Bank Holiday

October 2018

29th October: October Bank Holiday


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