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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APRIL 2017
Mayo Dark Skies

Mayo Dark Skies is celebrating the International Dark Sky Week from Saturday 22nd April to Friday 28th April

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AUGUST 2017
Harvest Festival 2017

The brand new Country Music Festival, Harvest 2017, will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August in Westport.

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APRIL-MAY 2017
Feile Chois Cuain

The annual Feile Chois Cuain will take place from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017 in Louisburg.

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MARCH 2017
Claremorris Drama Festival

The 2017 Claremorris Drama Festival will take place from from Thursday 9th March to Sunday 19th March.

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MARCH 2017
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival will take place from 10th March to 12th March 2017.

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