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 2016
Cleary Coyne Festival

Cleary Coyne Festival will take place from Friday 14th October to Sunday 16th October in Claremorris.

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MAY 2016
Fleadh Mhaigh Eo 2016

The 2016 Fleadh Mhaigh Eo will take place in Ballinrobe from Saturday 7th May to Sunday 8th May

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OCTOBER 2016
Achill Harp Festival

The first Achill Harp Festival will take place from Saturday 28th October to Monday 31st October 2016.

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APRIL-MAY 2016
Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend

Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend will run from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May in Achill Island.

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JULY-AUGUST 2016
Inishbiggle Festival

Inishbiggle Festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday week-end on the beautiful Inis Bigil Island.

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