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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JULY 2019
Mayo International Kite Festival

The 2019 Mayo International Kite Festival will take place from Saturday 20th July to Sunday 21st July on Achill Island.

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JULY 2019
Bard Summer School

The 2019 Bard Summer School and Festival will run from Wednesday 3rd July to Saturday 6th July on Clare Island.

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JUNE-JULY 2019
Seosamh MacGabhann Summer School

The 2019 Seosamh MacGabhann Summer School will take place from Sunday 30th June to Friday 5th July in the little village of Kilmovee.

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MAY 2019
To the Island Music Festival

To the Island Music Festival will run over the 2019 May Bank Holiday Weekend on Achill Island.

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JULY 2019
Claremorris Folk Festival

The first Claremorris Folk Festival will take place from Saturday 20th July to Sunday 21st July 2019.

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