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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Foxford RiverFest 2016

Foxford RiverFest 2016 will take place from Friday 19th August to Sunday 21st August

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Claremorris Open Exhibition ’16

The COE’16 will take place in Claremorris from 17th September to 1st October.

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Mr Yeats’ Visit to Killala 2016

Mr Yeats’ Visit to Killala will come back on Saturday 27th August in Killala.

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JULY 2016
Siamsa Sraide Street Festival

Siamsa Sraide Street Festival will take place from Thursday 28th July to Tuesday 3dr August in Swinford.

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French Mayo Festival

The new French Mayo Festival will take place on 27th and 28th August in Ballina.

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