- Events Calendar
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Achill International Harp Festival
- Achill Yawl Festival
- Battle for the Lake
- Féile Cill Damhnait / Kildavnet Festival
- Currane Challenge
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Scoil Acla
- Sheep Show
- St Patrick’s Day
- Tour de Achill
Achill Island Calendar of Events
Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas. Please note, due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled for this year. The items listed below may be subject to revision depending on circumstances closer to the event date.
Achill, along with the rest of Ireland, is now at Level 5 in the national framework for living with COVID-19. For details of how this affects visitors to Achill and local businesses, please see COVID-19 Visitor Information.
5th / 6th June: Anne Mooney 24 Hour Memorial Walk
In memory of Anne Mooney. Walk takes place on the Dooagh Loop. Fundraiser for Pieta House and The Family Centre, Castlebar. Full Details. Also GoFundMe page for donations.
7th June: June Bank Holiday
27th June: Sports Ability Week – Surfing For Adults and Children with Additional Needs
Blackfield Surf School, in association with Mayo Sports Partnership, offers free surfing for adults and children with additional needs. Booking online at EventBrite.
From 3rd July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Half marathon and 10K run event on a spectacular course on Achill Island. VIRTUAL EVENT IN 2021 – See achillmarathon.com.
5th – 9th / 12th – 16th / 19th – 23rd July: Campa Samhraidh
Outdoor summer camp for children aged 3-6 years and 7-10 years. Baking, sport, dancing, art and crafts. Based in Bunnacurry. Tel: 086 405 9460. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24th – 30th July: Scoil Acla (VIRTUAL EVENT IN 2021)
Traditional Irish summer school with music, dance, arts and culture tutorials and concerts. This will be online only in 2021. See scoilacla.ie
2nd August: Bank Holiday
August Bank holiday Monday.
4th: Tour de Achill
Cycling event on Achill. More Details.
4th: Achill to Westport Greenway Cycle
In aid of Focus Ireland. More Details.
10th – 12th September: Hearth & Community
New event exploring the anthropology of Irish food. See Hearth and Community 2021.
Battle for the Lake
Kitesurfing and music festival in Keel. Dates TBC.
Achill International Harp Festival
25th October: Bank Holiday
October Bank Holiday.
Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
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