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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JUNE 2017
Bills' Rock Festival

Bills’ Rock Festival will take place on Achill Island from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June.

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JULY 2017
Black Pig Festival

The Black Pig Festival will take place from Thursday 27st July to Monday 31st July in Enniscrone.

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JULY 2017
Bard Summer School and Festival

The Bard Summer School and Festival will take place on Clare Island from Tuesday 4th July to Saturday 8th July 2017.

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JUNE 2017
Cong Food Village Festival

Cong Food Village Festival will run from Friday 2nd June to Monday 5th June.

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JUNE 2017
Westport Food Festival

The Westport Food Festival will take place from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June 2017.

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