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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DECEMBER 2018
Westport Christmas and New Year Walking Festival

The 2018 Westport Christmas and New Year Walking Festival will take place from Thursday 27th December to Monday 31st December

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DECEMBER 2018
Christmas Tree Festival

The new 2018 Christmas Tree Festival will take place in Westport on Friday 7th December.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018
Ballina Frosty Salmon Festival

The 2018 Ballina Frosty Salmon Festival will kick off on Saturday 25th November.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018
Christmas Fairs and Markets for 2018

The 2018 Christmas is coming and Mayo’s towns and villages are getting ready to celebrate.

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OCTOBER 2018
The Haunted Hat Festival

The 2018 Haunted Hat Festival will take place from Saturday 28th October to Tuesday 30th October in Crossmolina.

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