Battle for the Lake

Battle for the Lake Achill Island

‘Battle for the Lake’ is an annual kitesurfing and music festival centred on Keel Lake, Achill Island. The core of the event is a kitesurfing competition on the lake, attracting top kitesurfers from Ireland, Europe and beyond. The weekend event also includes live music, food tents and attractions.

The 2023 Battle for the Lake event takes place from 29th September to 1st October.

A feature of this year’s event is the Enchanted Forest night-time entertainment venue at the Valley House, linked to the day-time lakeside activities at Keel via a shuttle bus. One of the highlights of the weekend’s festivities is a live performance from Hothouse Flowers on Friday 29th.

Full ticket information, and online purchasing, are available now (from 15th Aug) via EventBrite:

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Flying kitesurfer at Battle for the Lake.