The National Heritage Week

Experience the living Mayo, because Mayo is always on the move !


August 2018

The National Heritage Council launched the National Heritage Week to showcase the best of Ireland's Heritage. It will take place all around Ireland from 18th August to 26th August 2018.

Following this initiative County Mayo has organised a wide range of events in many categories such as archaeology, archives, coastal & marine, folklore, forest & woodlands, historic buildings & garden, landscapes, local history, museums, traditional skills and wildlife.

These events cater for all visitors to our County, families and children. Mayo people proudly will make any efforts to share, enjoy and promote with everyone their sense of place and the natural and cultural heritage.

Event Date Location
Experience Wild Atlantic Waves 26th August 5pm - 9pm Achill Sound
Folklore Collection 1937/38 19th August 3.30pm 7pm Cartron, Clogher, Belmullet
Boheh Stone Walk 24th August 7.30pm 9.00pm Brackloon Community Centre, Westport
A History of Achill in 25 Objects 18 August, 11am - 6pm Achill Folklife Centre, Dooagh, Achill Island
Shrule Bat Walk and Talk 24 August, 8:30pm - 10pm Shrule Community Centre
Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Story 22 August, 6:30pm - 8pm Jackie Clarke Collection& Ballina Public Library
Leave a Memory to make a Story..... 21 - 25 August, 10am - 5pm Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Street, Ballina.
Ireland's Oldest Working Mill 20, 22, 24 August, 12pm - 1pm Foxford Woollen Mills
Deserted Village Walk 20 August, 11am - 12:30pm Achill Isle Deserted Village Car Park
Forest and Nature Therapy 26 August, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Glore Mill Centre, Kiltimagh
Whale Watch Ireland 2018 25 August, 2pm - 5pm Downpatrick Head Car park
A Heritage Walk and a History Talk! 25 August, 12pm - 2:30pm Moygownagh Community Centre
Annagh Walk 25 August, 9:45am - 4pm Achill Isle, Dooagh Beach Car Park
Burriscarra Medieval Landscape 23 August, 8pm - 9pm Carnacon Community Centre
A Sacred Island Before Christianity 24 August, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Céide Fields Interepritave Center,Ballycastle
Burriscarra Friary & Parish Church 24 August, 2pm - 3pm Burriscarra friary (abbey)
Storytelling 23 August, 7pm - 8:30pm The Drum Inn, Clogher, Claremorris,