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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MARCH 2017
Traditional Culture Festival

The Traditional Culture Festival or Seachtain na Gaeilge Oifigiúil will take place from Wednesday 1st to Friday 17th March 2017.

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JUNE 2017
Foxford Walking Festival

The 6th Foxford Walking Festival will take place over the June Bank Holiday 2017.

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DECEMBER 2016
Frosty Salmon Festival 2016

The cheerful Frosty Salmon Festival will take place in Ballina from Sunday 4th December to Sunday 18th December.

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DECEMBER 2016
Christmas Fairs and Markets

Christmas is coming and Mayo’s towns and villages are getting ready to celebrate

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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2016
Samhain Abhainn Festival in Ballina

The frightening Samhain Abhainn Festival will take place from Friday 28th October to Thursday 3rd November in Ballina

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