- Events Calendar
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Achill International Harp Festival
- Achill Yawl Festival
- Battle for the Lake
- Féile Cill Damhnait / Kildavnet Festival
- Currane Challenge
- Féile Na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea
- Give It A Go
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Scoil Acla
- Sheep Show
- St Patrick’s Day
- Tour de Achill
Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland
27th – 29th September: Battle for the Lake
Annual kitesurfing and music festival. See Battle for the Lake Achill Island for more details.
25th – 28th October: Achill International Harp Festival
Annual festival celebrating the harp. See Achill International Harp Festival for more details.
27th October: Flavours of Achill
A showcase of Achill Island’s food and drink. Further details from 085 773 8799 or Flavours of Achill facebook page.
17th November: Achill Lifeboat RNLI Fish Supper
Fundraiser for Achill RNLI, to be held at Óstán Oileán Acla. Music on the night with raffle prize of a painting by Alexander Van Tuyll. Tickets €15. Contact Mary on 087 622 9104.
For a full calendar of major events happening on Achill Island see our Events Calendar.
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
Achill offers a busy, varied and exciting range of festivals and events throughout the year. Our events diary provides a calendar of the major and most popular events.
The annual Scoil Acla summer school is hugely popular, offering tuition in traditional music to students of all levels as well as writer’s workshops, a painters school, readings, exhibitions, concerts and more.
Use the navigation links on the left to find out more about Achill’s festivals and events. Further details can also be obtained from the Achill Tourism office, which is open all year round.
For information on travelling to Achill, including a map of Ireland, please consult our Getting Here & Getting Around section. These pages include a detailed map of Achill Island, allowing you to see the exact location of events and festival activities on Achill Island.