Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland

For a full calendar of major events happening on Achill Island see our Events Calendar.

For this week’s entertainment listings, please see the What’s On in Achill This Week guide.

To keep updated with all Achill events direct to your mobile device, download the What’s On in Achill app

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Please note that events may be subject to postponement or cancellation during this COVID-19 emergency. For people living in Achill who need help due to the crisis, Achill Tourism is co-ordinating the Community Response. Contact us on 098 20400.

Community response information for Achill residents.

More information for prospective visitors.

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.