Events Calendar

Calendar of Events 2023

Scroll down for a calendar of major events happening on Achill Island and the surrounding areas in 2023.


February 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.


March 2023

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.


April 2023

10th April – Easter Monday (Public Holiday)
Easter Monday is a Public Holiday in Ireland.


May 2023

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.


June 2023

5th June – June Bank Holiday (Public Holiday)
June Bank Holiday.


July 2023

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.


August 2023

7th August – August Bank Holiday (Public Holiday)
August Bank Holiday.


September 2023

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.


October 2023

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