Achill Island Calendar of Events

Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas.


For daily entertainment listings this week, 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


15th December: Christmas Car Boot Sale & Indoor Craft Market
Ted’s Bar, Cashel, 11am – 4.00pm. To book a space contact Joe on 098 47234 or 087 648 4244. Fundraiser for helicopter pad.

15th December: Annual Card Game
In aid of Western Care. Venue: Lourdies ‘The Pub’, Dooagh.

29th December: Tractor Driving Competition
Ted’s Bar, Cashel. Contact 087 648 4244.

31st December: New Year’s Eve
Watch the last sunset of 2019 and welcome the New Year with Achill pipe bands marching at midnight in Dooagh, Pollagh and Keel.


January 2020

1st January: New Year’s Day Swim
Join hundreds of hardy bathers at Silver Strand beach in Dugort for the annual dip, in aid of RNLI Achill Lifeboat. 1pm.


February 2020

14th & 15th February: 9 to 5 The Musical
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society production of “9 to 5 The Musical”.


March 2020

17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
Follow Achill pipe bands on their traditional marches.


April 2020

13th April: Easter Monday
Bank Holiday.


May 2020

4th May: May Day
Bank Holiday.

1st – 4th May: Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend
Annual arts weekend. Details to follow.

9th – 10th May: Mayo Fleadh
Achill hosts the 2020 Mayo Fleadh Cheoil.


June 2020

1st June: June Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday.


July 2020

4th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Award-winning half marathon and 10K run on the most scenic route in Ireland. Registration is open. See Achill Half Marathon for more details.

26th July: Scoil Acla
Annual summer school for Irish music, dancing, arts & culture. See scoilacla.ie for details. Booking from March.

26th July: St. Colman’s Garden Fete
Annual garden fete at St. Colman’s, Pollagh. Family fun and entertainment, stalls, games, fresh seafood and boxty, plus monster Wheel of Fortune.


August 2020

3rd August: August Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday.


September 2020

Battle for the Lake
Kitesurfing & music festival at Keel lake. Details to follow. See battleforthelake.com.


October 2020

26th October: October Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday.

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