Calendar of Events 2023
Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas in 2023.
6th February – Imbolc (St. Brigid’s Day)
Ireland’s new Public Holiday, held of the first Monday in February, to celebrate the Celtic new year.
17th March: St. Patrick’s Day (Public Holiday)
Ireland’s national day falls on a Friday in 2023, perfect for a long weekend. Celebrate with Achill’s traditional pipe band parades.
18th March: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Parade at Achill Sound, 1pm.
24th – 25th March: Robert Henri, and the children of Achill Island 1913-1928
Festival celebrating American artist Robert Henri who worked on Achill from 1913 to 1928. More details.
10th April – Easter Monday (Public Holiday)
Easter Monday is a Public Holiday in Ireland.
1st May – Early May Bank Holiday (Public Holiday)
May Day Public Holiday.
11th – 13th May – Achill Island International Film Festival
Details TBC. See Achill Island Film Festival for updates.
5th June – June Bank Holiday (Public Holiday)
June Bank Holiday.
1st July – Achill Half Marathon & 10K
Annual half marathon and 10K race in Keel. Details on achillmarathon.com
23rd – 29th July – Scoil Acla
Irish arts and culture summer school. Early bird booking opens March 2023. See scoilacla.ie.
7th August – August Bank Holiday (Public Holiday)
August Bank Holiday.
2nd September – Tour de Achill
Annual cycling event on Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula. Three routes. More details.
29th September to 1st October – Battle for the Lake
Annual kitesurfing and music festival centred on Keel Lake. Details TBC.
30th October – October Bank Holiday (Public Holiday)
October Bank Holiday.
Please contact Achill Tourism for further details of any of these events.
Níos mó eolas ó Turasóireacht Acla Teo
- Events Calendar
- Achill Greenway parkrun
- Achill Half Marathon & 10K
- Achill International Harp Festival
- Achill Yawl Festival
- Battle for the Lake
- Féile Cill Damhnait / Kildavnet Festival
- Currane Challenge
- Achill Island Film Festival 2023
- Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
- Féile Inis Bigil
- New Year’s Eve
- Robert Henri Festival
- Scoil Acla
- Achill Sheep Show
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Tour de Achill