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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Queen of the Lakes Festival

The 2017 Queen of the Lakes Festival will take place from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July.

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MAY 2017
Mayo International Choral Festival

The Mayo International Choral Festival from Wednesday 24th May to Sunday 28th May 2017 across Castlebar's region.

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MAY 2017
Clann Lir Festival

Clann Lir Festival will take place from Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May in Belmullet.

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MAY 2017
Fleadh Mhaigh Eo 2017

The 2017 Fleadh Mhaigh Eo will take place in Ballinrobe from Monday 1st May to Sunday 14th May.

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MARCH 2017
St Patrick’s Day Parades

On St Patrick’s Day in Mayo each town and village hold their own parades.

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