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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AUGUST 2018
Belmullet Gala Festival

The 2018 Belmullet Gala Festival is running from Wednesday 8th August to Saturday 18th August.

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JUNE 2018
Partry FolkFest

Partry FolkFest will take place on Saturday, 16th June 2018 .

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JUNE-JULY 2018
Westport Food Festival

Westport Food Festival will take place from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018.

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AUGUST 2018
Geesala Festival 2018

The 2018 Geesala Festival will run from Sunday 12th August to Sunday 19th August.

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AUGUST 2018
The National Heritage Week

The National Heritage Week takes place all around Ireland from 18th August to 26th August 2018.

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