Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland

Upcoming Events:

6th – 9th June: Give It A Go!
Local activities providers in Achill offer cut-price taster sessions of various activities. More details.

9th June: Currane Coastal Challenge
10K & 5K run/walk. More Details.

15th June: Sandcastle Festival
Silver Strand, Dugort from 1-5pm on Saturday June 15th. Sand castles, sculptors, beach games, music, crafts and food. Mighty craic! See Facebook event Achill Island Sand Castle Festival 2019 for more info.

15th – 16th June: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a weekend art workshop with lessons in painting.

21st – 23rd June: Global Health Humanitarian and Development Workshop
Venue: Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Cashel. Booking required, Book Tickets at EventBrite.

24th – 28th June: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a five day art workshop with lessons in painting.

1st – 5th July: GAA Cúl Camp
Annual summer training camp for children aged 6 to 13 years, at Achill GAA pitch in Polranny. Details and online booking at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

4th – 8th July: Toolis Family Reunion
Four days of events including a gala dinner on Sunday 7th. Full Details.

6th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Annual Half Marathon & 10K Run takes place on Saturday 6th July 2019.


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-island-tourism-01Achill 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.

Always a favourite destination for Bank Holidays, long weekends and short breaks, Achill also provides a unique and memorable experience for St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

achill-island-tourism-02The 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.