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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JUNE 2018
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

The 2018 Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival will take place from Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June.

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JUNE 2018
Westport Sea Angling Festival

The 2018 Westport Sea Angling Festival will take place in Westport Quay from Wednesday 20th June to Sunday 24th

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JUNE-JULY 2018
Castlebar International Four Days' Walks Festival

The 2018 Castlebar International Four Days' Walks Festival will take place from 27th June to 1st July.

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MAY 2018
Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo 2018

Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo 2018 takes place in Foxford from the 7th - 13th of May. 

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MAY 2018
Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend

The Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend will take place from Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May 2018.

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