Achill Island Calendar of Events

Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas in 2022.

May 2022

29th April – 2nd May: Heinrich Boll Arts Festival
Annual arts festival weekend. Event Details & Booking Links.

1st May: Mayo Day
Celebrate all things Mayo on Mayo Day!

2nd May: Early May Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday.

6th – 8th May: Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo
Achill hosts this annual traditional music, dance and arts festival. Opens at Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound, at 8pm on Friday 6th with competitions at various venues in Achill Sound on Saturday and Sunday. Programmes available from Achill Tourism offices.

7th May: Darkness Into Light Achill Island
Registration Now Open

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.

10th July: Dooagh Day
Annual village festival in Dooagh with family fun events.

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
Public Holiday.

September 2022

3rd September: Tour de Achill
Annual cycling event with choice of three routes around Achill. Further details via facebook event page.

October 2022

Battle for the Lake
Annual kitesurfing and music festival at Keel Lake. 2022 details to be confirmed.

Achill International Harp Festival
Annual festival celebrating this iconic Irish instrument. 2022 details to be confirmed.

31st October: Bank Holiday
Public Holiday.

November 2022

4th – 6th November: Mayo Dark Sky Festival
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Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
Níos mó eolas ó Turasóireacht Acla Teo