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.


June 2021

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
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.


July 2021

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: campaacla@gmail.com

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


August 2021

2nd August: Bank Holiday
August Bank holiday Monday.


September 2021

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.


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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