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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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017
Samhain Abhainn Festival in Ballina

The 2017 Samhain Abhainn Festival will take place from Friday 27th October to Wednesday 1st November in Ballina.

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OCTOBER 2017
RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival

RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival is running from from Friday 13th October to Monday 30th October in Castlebar.

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OCTOBER 2017
Mayo Dark Sky Festival

The 2017 Mayo Dark Sky Festival will take place from Friday 27th October to Sunday 29th October.

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OCTOBER 2017
Achill Harp Festival

The 2017 Achill Harp Festival will take place from Friday 27th October to Monday 30 October 2017.

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SEPTEMBER 2017
Claremorris Open Exhibition

Claremorris Open Exhibition will take place in Claremorris from 16th September to 30th September.

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