Feile na Mara

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland


July 2019

The 2019 Feile na Mara celebrates the maritime culture and it takes place throughout Achill Island from Monday 1st July to Wednesday 31st July.

The 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, summer camps for kids, painting workshops 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 throughout the festival.

Here are some events taking place along the festival:

  • Saturday 6th July: Achill Half Marathon & 10K

  • Sunday 7th July: Keel Currach Races

  • Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July: Dooagh Day

  • Sunday 21st July: Mayo Kite Fest

  • Sunday 28th July: Lighting of the Towers – Lighting of the Napoleonic Tower, Slievemore.