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

March 2019

8th March: St. Padre Pio Mass & Blessing
All welcome to Achill Sound church for a special service with songs & music from James Kilbane. 7.30pm.

13th March: Peadar Mac Eachmharcaigh (Petie Cafferkey)
Music, song & storytelling with Peadar Mac Eachmharcaigh (Petie Cafferkey) at Ted’s, Cashel. 8pm.

17th March: St. Patrick’s Day
Come to Achill for a weekend of festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday 17th March 2019). Follow Achill’s famous pipe bands on their traditional parades. St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Achill.

18th March: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Achill Sound hosts the annual parade for St. Patrick’s Day. See facebook page for details.

18th – 21st March: Photography Exhibition
“Achill On Parade”, an exhibition of photos by Mark Chaddock. Venue: Óstán Oileán Acla

21st / 22nd March: Hairspray The Musical
Students at Colaiste Pobal Acla present ‘Hairspray’ the musical. Details on facebook page.


April 2019

15th – 19th April: Easter Activity Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre hosts an Easter activity camp for children aged 7 years and upwards. Surfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, games and lots more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

21st April: Easter Sunday
Enjoy a long weekend in Achill this Easter. Good Friday is 19th April, Easter Monday (a Bank Holiday) is 22nd April.

26th April: Currane Reunion Disco
Over 18s reunion disco in glor na dtonn with DJ Sean Molloy.


May 2019

6th May: May Day
May Day public (Bank) holiday on Monday 6th May 2019.

3rd – 5th May: Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
A weekend of arts events for the annual Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend.

11th May: Darkness Into Light Achill Island
Annual dawn walking fundraiser for Pieta House. More details on facebook page.

25th – 26th May: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a weekend art workshop with lessons in painting.


June 2019

3rd June: June Bank Holiday
June Bank Holiday on Monday 3rd June 2019.

15th – 16th June: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a weekend art workshop with lessons in painting.

24th – 28th June: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a five day art workshop with lessons in painting.


July 2019

6th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Annual Half Marathon & 10K Run takes place on Saturday 6th July 2019.

6th – 7th July: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a weekend art workshop with lessons in painting.

8th – 12th July: Summer Activity Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre hosts a summer camp for children aged 7 years and upwards. Surfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery, indoor rockclimbing and more.

12th – 14th July: Dooagh Day Festival
Family fun at this village festival. See Dooagh Day for more details.

15th – 19th July: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a five day art workshop with lessons in painting.

21st July: Mayo Kite Festival
3rd year of this very popular kite festival on Keel beach.

27th July – 3rd August: Scoil Acla
Annual Irish music & arts summer school. See Scoil Acla for more details.


August 2019

27th July – 3rd August: Scoil Acla
Annual Irish music & arts summer school.

5th August: Bank Holiday
Public (Bank) Holiday on Monday 5th August 2019.

5th – 9th August: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a five day art workshop with lessons in painting.

9th – 11th August: Tarry Fest
Annual community festival in Dookinella village. Fun filled family event. Providing a wide range of novelty games and activities for all ages. Guaranteed to be a weekend of good fun.

9th – 11th August: Glor na dtonn 25th Anniversary Celebration
Music, family fun, banquet and more. Venues: Glor na dtonn and Óstán Oileán Acla.

12th – 16th August: Summer Activity Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre hosts a summer camp for children aged 7 years and upwards. Surfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery, indoor rockclimbing and more.


September 2019

2nd – 6th September: Painting Workshop
Ó Dálaigh School of Painting hosts a five day art workshop with lessons in painting.

7th September: Tour de Achill
Achill Wheelers hosts its annual tour of Achill cycle ride. Details to follow.

27th – 29th September: Battle for the Lake
Battle for the Lake kitesurfing and music festival takes place Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September 2019. Early bird tickets available. Full details to be announced.


October 2019

28th October: Bank Holiday
October Bank Holiday on Monday 28th October 2019.


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