Festivals and events on Achill Island, Ireland

Upcoming Events:

15th – 19th April: Easter Activity Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre hosts an Easter activity camp for children aged 7 years and upwards. Surfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, games and lots more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

21st April: Easter Sunday
Enjoy a long weekend in Achill this Easter. Good Friday is 19th April, Easter Monday (a Bank Holiday) is 22nd April.

22nd April: (Easter Monday) Achill EXPO
Local businesses, organisations and community groups showcase their work. Venue: Colaiste Acla, Dooega. 12 noon – 4pm. More Details

26th April: Currane Reunion Disco
Over 18s reunion disco in glor na dtonn with DJ Sean Molloy.

3rd – 6th May: To The Island Festival
Inaugural ‘To The Island’ festival of music and comedy at multiple venues and integrated with local landmarks, history and culture. More Details.

3rd – 5th May: Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend
Arts festival including talks, presentations, guides walks and more. More Details.


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.