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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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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JULY 2016
Mayo Manchester Tradfest

Mayo Manchester Tradfest will run from Friday 29th July to Wednesday 3rd August in and around Ballina.

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Cruinniu Badoiri Acla 2016

The Cruinniu Badoiri Acla will take place from Saturday 9th July to Monday 22nd August on Achill Island.

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JULY 2016
In Humbert's Footsteps 2016

The third 'In Humbert's Footsteps' will take place on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July 2016 in Kilcummin near Killala.

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