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.


October 2021

22nd – 25th October: Féile Chruite Acla | Achill International Harp Festival
Virtual event. On line Classes, Concerts, Workshops, Talks & more. More Details & Booking Link.

25th October: Bank Holiday
October Bank Holiday.


December 2021

25th December: Christmas Day (Bank Holiday)

26th December: St. Stephen’s Day (Bank Holiday)
‘Wren Boys’ visiting locally.

31st December: New Year’s Eve
Traditionally, Achill’s village pipe bands would countdown to midnight and march to Pollagh church. 2021 event to be confirmed.


January 2022

1st January: New Year’s Day
Note – As 1st January falls on a Saturday, the New Year’s Day public (bank) holiday is on Monday 3rd January.


February 2022

14th February: Valentine’s Day


March 2022

17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
Bank Holiday for Ireland’s national day. In 2022 St. Patrick’s Day is on a Thursday.


April 2022

17th April: Easter Sunday

18th April: Easter Monday
Bank Holiday.


May 2022

2nd May: Early May Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday.

20th – 22nd May: Achill Island Film Festival
Inaugural film festival. Submissions open. See Achill Island Film Festival page for details.


June 2022

6th June: June Bank Holiday Monday
Bank Holiday.


July 2022

2nd July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Annual half-marathon and 10K event on Achill Island. See Achill Half Marathon page for details.

24th – 31st July: Scoil Acla
Annual summer school for Irish arts, music and culture. See Scoil Acla 2022 page for details.


August 2022

1st August: August Bank Holiday Monday
Bank Holiday.

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