- Events Calendar
- Achill Easter Festival
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Achill International Harp Festival
- Achill Yawl Festival
- Battle for the Lake
- Féile na mBoillaí / Bill’s Rock Festival
- Féile Cill Damhnait / Kildavnet Festival
- Féile Na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Quest Achill
- Scoil Acla
- Sheep Show
- St Patrick’s Day
- Tour de Achill
Smithwicks 10° West Alternative New Year’s Celebration
The Smithwicks 10° West event takes place on Achill on 31st December 2017 and 1st January 2018. This alternative celebration features live music and outdoor activities, including hiking, yoga and Greenway cycling. Artists involved include Daithí, Talos, Lumo Club DJs, Stomptown Brass and Singalong Social. This is a ticketed event, please see Eventbrite for details and booking. Further details and updates available from Smithwicks. Scroll down for a skeleton timetable (full timetable available to ticket holders, from Smithwicks).
Food Options – For cafes, bar food and restaurants open in Achill during the festival see Eating Out in Achill – Christmas & New Year Opening Hours.
Staying Longer? – If you are arriving early for the festival, see our Entertainment Listings for local music and craic.
Sunday 31st December (New Year’s Eve):
9.00am – Check In for daytime activities. Venue: The Annexe Inn, Keel.
11.15am – Bus transfers to activities. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.
12.45pm – Check In for afternoon activities. Venue: The Annexe Inn, Keel.
3pm – Music to commence, with Graham Sweeney at The Annexe Inn, Keel.
4pm – Robert Delaney
5pm – The Silken Game
5.45pm – Lilla Vargen
6.30pm – Let’s Set Sail
7.30pm – Singalong Social
8.30pm – Stomptown Brass
9.45pm – Daithi
11.00pm – Talos
11.45pm – LUMO
1.30am – Smithwick’s tent to close
Monday 1st January (New Year’s Day)
10.00am – Check In for daytime activities.
10.30am – Bus transfer to yoga. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.
11.00am – Bus transfer to Greenway cycle A. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.
1.00pm – Bus transfer to Greenway cycle B. Leaving from car park of The Amethyst Bar, Keel.