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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Mayo Dark Sky Festival

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

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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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JULY 2018
Mayo International Kite Festival

The 2018 Mayo International Kite Festival will take place on Sunday 22nd July on Achill Island.

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JULY 2018
Black Pig Festival

The 2018 Black Pig Festival will take place from Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July in Enniscrone.

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Other Voices

Other Voices will run from Friday 28th September and Saturday 29th September in Ballina.

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