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.


COVID-19 Visitor Information

View Activity & Service Providers Re-opening on or after June 29th

View Restaurants, Cafes & Coffee Shops Re-opening on or after June 29th


July 2020

4th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K ***RESCHEDULED TO 12TH SEPTEMBER

26th July: Scoil Acla ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

18th – 19th July: Mayo International Kite Festival
See facebook.com/mayokitefest

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.

7th – 9th August: Tarry Fest
Village festival in Dookinella. Final details TBC.

7th – 16th August: Feile Kildavnet
Annual village festival in Kildavnet. Final details TBC.


September 2020

5th September: Tour de Achill
Achill Wheelers cycling club hosts its annual Tour de Achill event with three distances/routes – 36k, 65k and 110k. Details & online registration.

12th September: Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Award-winning half marathon and 10K run on the most scenic route in Ireland. Registration reopens 1st June. See Achill Half Marathon for more details.

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


October 2020

Talking Walls Festival
Annual festival. Details TBC.

23rd – 26th October: Achill International Harp Festival
Fourth year of this fast-growing international festival celebrating Ireland’s national musical instrument. See achillharpfestival.ie.

26th October: October Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday.


November 2020

Battle of the Bands
Details TBC.

Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
Níos mó eolas ó Turasóireacht Acla Teo