Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland

Festivals are a very important component of the tourism industry in Ireland and the people of County Mayo know how to celebrate. Festivals are often an annual meeting point for visitors and locals throughout the island of Ireland.

Mayo boasts many festivals and cultural events, all of which are great tourist attractions, particularly during the summer months. Many of these festivals are excellent opportunities to showcase culture, people and places in urban and rural areas. They include traditional music and song festivals, street festivals, sea-angling festivals, sailing festivals and poetry/writing festivals, but also food and children's festivals.

Festivals in Mayo greatly enhance the overall visitor experience of the county and are additional attractions to the normal activities on offer in an area.

Every week during the summer months you will find festivals in Mayo. Practically every town and village holds one so you should be able to find one that interests you. Only a few of the numerous Mayo Festivals are mentioned here.

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MARCH 2018
Claremorris Drama Festival

The 2018 Claremorris Drama Festival will take place from Thursday 15th March to Saturday 24th March.

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MARCH 2018
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

The 2018 Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival will take place from 9th March to 11th March.

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MAY 2018
Feile Chois Cuain

The 2018 Feile Chois Cuain will take place from Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May in Louisburgh.

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Frosty Salmon Festival 2017

The 2017 Frosty Salmon Festival will take place in Ballina from Sunday 3rd December to Sunday 17th December.

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Christmas Fairs and Markets

Christmas is coming and Mayo’s towns and villages are getting ready to celebrate.

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