Festivals

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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AUGUST 2017
Geesala Festival 2017

The 2017 Geesala Festival will run from Sunday 13th August to Sunday 20th August.

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AUGUST 2017
Food Fleadh Ballina Festival

The 2017 Food Fleadh Ballina Festival takes place on Saturday 26th August.

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AUGUST 2017
Siamsa Sraide Street Festival

The 2017 Siamsa Sraide Street Festival will run from Friday 4th August to Wednesday 9th August.

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JUNE-SEPTEMBER 2017
Cruinniu Badoiri Acla 2017

The 2017 Cruinniu Badoiri Acla will take place along Achill Island from Saturday 24th June to Sunday 3rd September.

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JULY 2017
Ballina Salmon Festival

The 2017 Ballina Salmon Festival will run from Sunday 9th July to Sunday 16th July

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