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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SEPTEMBER 2018
Westport Festival of Chamber Music

The 2018 Westport Festival of Chamber Music will take place in Westport from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.

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JUNE-AUGUST 2018
Cruinniu Badoiri Acla 2018

The 2018 Cruinniu Badoiri Acla will run from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 26th August

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JULY 2018
Ballina Fringe Festival

The brand new Ballina Fringe Festival will takes place from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th July 2018 in Ballina.

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JULY-AUGUST 2018
Feile na Mara

The 2018 Feile na Mara takes place throughout Achill Island from July to August.

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AUGUST 2018
Siamsa Sraide Street Festival

The 2018 Siamsa Sraide Street Festival is running from Friday 3rd August to Wednesday 8th August in Swinford.

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