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.


February 2021

14th February: Valentine’s Day


March 2021

17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
Bank Holiday for Ireland’s national day.


April 2021

2nd April: Good Friday
Public (but not Bank) holiday, start of the Easter Weekend.

5th April: Easter Monday
Bank Holiday in Ireland.


May 2021

3rd May: May Day
Bank holiday.


June 2021

7th June: June Bank Holiday
Bank holiday.


July 2021

3rd July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Half marathon and 10K run event on a spectacular course on Achill Island. See achillmarathon.com.

24th – 30th July: Scoil Acla (Virtual Event)
Traditional Irish summer school with music, dance, arts and culture tutorials and concerts. This will be online only in 2021. See scoilacla.ie


August 2021

2nd August: Bank Holiday
August Bank holiday Monday.


September 2021

Battle for the Lake
Kitesurfing and music festival in Keel. Dates TBC.

Tour de Achill
Cycling event on Achill. Dates TBC.


October 2021

Achill International Harp Festival
Dates TBC.

25th October: Bank Holiday
October Bank Holiday.

Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
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