Smithwicks 10° West Alternative New Year’s Celebration

The Smithwicks 10° West event takes place on Achill on 31st December 2017 and 1st January 2018. This alternative celebration features live music and outdoor activities, including hiking, yoga and Greenway cycling. Artists involved include Daithí, Talos, Lumo Club DJs, Stomptown Brass and Singalong Social. This is a ticketed event, please see Eventbrite for details and booking. Further details and updates available from Smithwicks. Scroll down for a skeleton timetable (full timetable available to ticket holders, from Smithwicks).

Food Options – For cafes, bar food and restaurants open in Achill during the festival see Eating Out in Achill – Christmas & New Year Opening Hours.

Staying Longer? – If you are arriving early for the festival, see our Entertainment Listings for local music and craic.


Sunday 31st December (New Year’s Eve):

9.00am – Check In for daytime activities. Venue: The Annexe Inn, Keel.

11.15am – Bus transfers to activities. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.

12.45pm – Check In for afternoon activities. Venue: The Annexe Inn, Keel.

3pm – Music to commence, with Graham Sweeney at The Annexe Inn, Keel.

4pm – Robert Delaney

5pm – The Silken Game

5.45pm – Lilla Vargen

6.30pm – Let’s Set Sail

7.30pm – Singalong Social

8.30pm – Stomptown Brass

9.45pm – Daithi

11.00pm – Talos

11.45pm – LUMO

1.30am – Smithwick’s tent to close


Monday 1st January (New Year’s Day)

10.00am – Check In for daytime activities.

10.30am – Bus transfer to yoga. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.

11.00am – Bus transfer to Greenway cycle A. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.

1.00pm – Bus transfer to Greenway cycle B. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.