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 2018
RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival

The 2018 RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival is running from Thursday 25th October to Monday 29th October in Castlebar.

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OCTOBER 2018
Achill Harp Festival

The 2018 Achill Harp Festival will take place from Friday 27th October to Monday 29th October.

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OCTOBER 2018
Samhain Abhainn Festival

The 2018 Samhain Abhainn Festival will take place from Friday 26th October to Wednesday 31st October in Ballina.

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NOVEMBER 2018
Mayo Dark Sky Festival

The 2018 Mayo Dark Sky Festival will run from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November.

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OCTOBER 2018
Westival

Westival, the new identity and brand of Westport Arts Festival, will take place from from Wednesday 24th October to Monday 29th October.

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