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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JUNE 2019
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

The 2019 Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival is running from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June.

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MAY 2019
Clann Lir Festival

The Clann Lir Festival will take place from Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019.

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MARCH 2019
St Patrick’s Day Parades

On St Patrick’s Day in Mayo each town and village hold their own parades.

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MAY 2019
Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend

The 2019 Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend is running from Friday 3rd May to Sunday 5th May on Achill Island.

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MAY 2019
Feile Chois Cuain 2019

The 2019 Feile Chois Cuain is running from Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May.

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