The National Heritage Week

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland

FESTIVALS

August 2017

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 19th August to 27th August 2017.

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
Boheh Stone and Rolling Sun walk 24th August 7.30 PM to 9.00 PM Brackloon Community Centre
Biodiversity in your Garden 22 August, 11am - 12:30pm National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
St. Patrick's Church - Exhibition 19 - 27 August, 12pm - 6pm Louisburgh Parish
St. Patrick's Church - Talk 21 August, 7:30pm - 8:30pm Louisburgh Parish
In search of Great Yellow Bumblebee 19 August, 11:30am - 2:30pm Annagh Marsh, Belmullet Peninsula
Walking Tour of Historic Keem Bay 24 August, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Keem Bay, Achill Island
Tochar Phadraig Pilgrim Walk 26 August, 8:30am - 8:30pm Ballintubber Abbey
Reconnect with Nature 20 August, 7pm - 9pm Glore Mill Kiltimagh
Self Guided Nature Walk 19 August, 5am - 6am and more Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Native Trees of Mayo 25 August, 7pm - 9pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Labyrinth Wisdom Workshop 19 August, 10am - 5pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Reconnecting With Local Water 27 August, 2pm - 3pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Reduce Energy Costs up to 70% 26 August, 1pm - 2pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Biodiversity of the Glore River 22 August, 2pm - 5pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Benefits of Geothermal Energy 21 August, 7pm - 8pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Bees a Species to Inspire 24 August, 8pm - 9pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Conserving the Environment 22 August, 7pm - 8pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Trees of Ireland 23 August, 7pm - 8pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Importance of Hedge Laying In Mayo 26 August, 10:30am - 11:30am Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Grace O'Malley Tour 20 August, 11am - 4pm Clew Bay Heritage Centre
Meitheal Dúchas.ie/Logainm.ie 25 August, 2pm - 2:45pm Swinford Library
Meitheal Dúchas.ie/Logainm.ie 25 August, 11:45am - 12:30pm Castlebar Library
Meitheal Dúchas.ie/Logainm.ie 25 August, 10:15am - 11am Westport Library
Meitheal Dúchas.ie/Logainm.ie 25 August, 3:45pm - 4:30pm Ballina Library
The Lough Nafooey Volcano 21 August, 6:30pm - 9pm from Finny Church (near Clonbur) 
Landscape & Geology Around Lough Mask 22 August, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Lake Shore at Shanvallycahill,Tourmakeady,
Devotion to Our Lady of Knock 27 August, 7pm - 9pm Knock Museum
Build your Own Bug Hotel 22 August, 2pm - 4pm Kilmovee Community Centre
Stargazing on Achill 23, 25 August, 10pm - 11pm Slevemore Deserted Village
Heritage Walk 20, 22 August, 10am - 3:30pm Achill Island
World's Healthiest Foods 21, 23 August, 8pm - 9pm Glore Mill Centre, Kiltimagh
Kitimagh 2016 to 2020 20 August, 1pm - 3pm Glore Mill Centre, Kiltimagh
Before & After Photos of Kiltimagh 20 August, 1pm - 3pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh 
Star and Moon Light Labyrinth 19 - 20 August, 9pm - 11pm Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Self Guided Stress Reduction Walk 19 August, 11am - 1pm and more Glore Mill Centre Kiltimagh
Interactive Dry Stone Walling Demo 26 August, 12pm - 4pm Kilmovee Community Centre
Mr. Yeats Visit to Killala 19 August, 8pm - 10pm St. Patricks Cathedral, Killala
s it Jack, Jenny or Jacko? 23 August, 12pm - 4pm National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Biodiversity in your Garden 22 August, 11am - 12:30pm National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
History & Folklore of Birds 27 August, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre
Pollinator Walk at Glore MIll 26 August, 3pm - 4:30pm Glore Mill Kiltimagh
Tour of Belleek Castle 21 - 25 August, 11am - 4pm Belleek Castle Ballina
Cattle Raid of Mayo Slideshow 24 August, 7pm - 12am Ceide Fields Visitor Centre
Guided Machair Walk 20 August, 11am - 1pm Murrivaugh Beach
Nature Treasure Hunt 22 August, 1pm - 4pm Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre
Pebble People 23 August, 10:30am - 1pm E.O.M. Studio, Mulranny
Congmen in Crown Forces in C19 19 August, 2pm - 3pm Crossroads Community Centre, Cong.
The Seashore Garden 22 August, 11am - 1:30pm Mulranny Environmental Centre
A Walk On The Edge 27 August, 10:30am - 1pm Mulranny Environmental Centre
Western Ways 24 August, 10am - 5pm and more North Mayo Heritage Centre
Survey of Corrán Buí Sites 23 August, 8pm - 10pm Seanscoil Community Centre, Ceathrú Thaidhg
Explore & More 22 August, 11am - 12pm and more Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina.
Foxford Riverfest 19 August, 12pm - 10:30pm 20 August, 9:30am - 10:30pm Foxford
From Baskets to Beasts 24 August, 11am - 4pm Jackie Clarke Collection Balllina
Whale Watch Ireland 2017 26 August, 2pm - 5pm Downpatrick Head Car Park
Clogher Local History Seminar 25 August, 8pm - 10pm 26 August, 10am - 4pm Clogher Heritage Centre Claremorris