The National Heritage Week

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland


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,
Westport Walking Tour 20 - 24 August, 10am - 4pm Knockranny House Hotel, Westpport
Community and the Environment 25 August, 1pm - 3pm Ballycroy National Park
Wildwork: work with wildlife 24 August, 2pm - 3:30pm Ballycroy National Park
Guided Walks of our Nature Trails 20 - 23 August, 12pm - 3pm Ballycroy National Park
Species Sunday (Bees/Biodiversity) 19 August, 1pm - 4pm Ballycroy National Park
Local craft making and social event 18 August, 12pm - 4pm Ballycroy National Park
Sharing Stories of North Mayo 23 - 26 August, 10am - 5pm North Mayo Heritage Centre
Kiltimagh Before/ After Photos 19 August, 3pm - 5pm Glore Mill Centre
Guided Walk Kilmovee Heritage Trail 21 August, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Kilmovee Thatch Cottage
Get Crafty in the Garden 25 August, 11am - 3pm-26 August, 12pm - 2pm Ballina Heritage Costume Company
The Glacial Landscape of Clew Bay 18 August, 8:30pm - 9:30pm Croagh Patrick, Statue of St Patrick's viewpoint
Now I'm Sixty Four 18, 26 August, 10am - 6:30pm Westport ( The Octagon - Town Centre)
Yoga and Heritage 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 August, 10am - 11:30am Enniscoe House, Ballycroy National Park, Ballinafad House, Jackie Clarke Library and Lacken Strand
Impact Mayo Rivers on Mayo 22 August, 12pm - 2pm Glore Mill Centre
Wild Pollinators along River Glore 19 August, 3pm - 4pm Glore Mill, Kiltimagh
Star & Moon Light Labyrinth Walk 18-26 August, 9.30pm-10.30pm Glore Mill Centre
Wild Child Day 22 August, 11am - 5pm,23 August, 10am - 5pm Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina
Memories of Family and Faith 21 - 25 August, 10am - 6pm Knock Museum
Moore Hall Build & Natural Heritage 26 August, 2:30pm - 5pm Moore Hall car park, Lough Carra
History of Fishing in Belderrig 19 - 26 August, 2pm - 4pm Belderrig Research Centre, Belderrig
Weather trends the west of Ireland 26 August, 6pm - 7:30am Belderrig Research Centre, Belderrig
Bronze age Belderrig for children 22 August, 2pm - 5pm Belderrig Research Centre, Belderrig
Booklet: The Workhouses of Co Mayo 18 August, 11am - 11:30am Irish Workhouse Centre - Portumna,Ballinrobe Library
Doon Peninsula, Lough Carra 25 August, 2:30pm - 5pm Doon Peninsula, near Burriscarra Friary, Lough Carra
Belcarra Riverside Walk 19 August, 2pm - 4pm Belcarra Community Centre
Céide Fields 1993-2018 22 August, 8am - 9:30am Belderrig Research Centre, Belderrig