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
Westport Food Festival

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

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JUNE 2017
Westport Sea Angling Festival

The 2017 Westport Sea Angling Festival will run from Wednesday 21st June to Sunday 25th June.

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JUNE 2017
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

The Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival will take place from Friday 9th June to Sunday 11th June 2017 .

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JUNE-JULY 2017
Castlebar International Four Days' Walks Festival

The Castlebar International Four Days' Walks Festival will take place from Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017.

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APRIL-MAY 2017
Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend

The 2017 Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend takes place from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May

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