Feile na Mara

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland


July-August 2018

The 2018 Feile na Mara celebrates the maritime culture and it takes place throughout Achill Island from July to August.

The festival programme is fully packed with exciting events such as boat trips to neighbouring islands (weather permitting), nightly traditional music sessions, guided nature walks, family fun party nights, family quizzes, sports days, open air movies, summer camps, art classes and more.

Freshly caught fish is always available on the menus of restaurants.

Also visitors will enjoy many adventure sports activities available on the island throughtout the festival.

Here are some events taking place along the festival:

  • Sunday 1st July: Lighting of the Towers: Lighting of Napoleonic Towers on Achill and surrounding areas.

  • Wednesday 11th July: Kid’s Party Night, At Gieltys Clew Bay Dooagh, 7pm – 9pm

  • Saturday 21st July: Purteen Harbour Day, Harbourside festival at Purteen celebrating the harvest of the sea from 1pm to 5pm.