Festivals and events on Achill Island

All Year Round

"From New York to Corrymore". An exhibition with a selection of prints on the work by the artist Robert Henri. Showing at CFAA, Crumpaun, Keel, Achill Island. 2 to 4 Monday to Friday

1st June and throughout the summer

Island Life. An exhibition by artist Padraig McCaul at The Western Light Gallery, Padraig also runs painting workshops from June to August. www.padraigmccaul.com

June, July & August 

The Kirkintilloch Tragedy. An exhibition on the full chain of events surrounding the tragic deaths of ten young potato pickers or "tattie hawkers" from Achill in a fire at Kirkintilloch, Scotland. Showing at CFAA, Crumpaun, Keel, Achill Island. 10 to 4 Monday to Friday. 

June to September

Achill Country Market. We are open every Friday June-Sept 11am to 1pm. We also attend other markets in Achill over the year like The Achill Sheep Show etc also every Easter Saturday. Strict guidelines ensure high quality food & craft are produced. Located at Ted Lavelles, Cashel, Achill Island. See our Facebook Page.

June to August

Mounts Funfair  is a family run fairground catering for all events festivals through out Ireland consisting of top class machines, no venue to small or to big. Based for the summer season in Keel, beside the beach.

14/15th June

The Achill Island "Give it a go" Weekend. Our outdoor providers offer special rates for the weekend to people who wish to try something new, this weekend includes a Blueway open day at Keem Beach.

21st June

Summer Solstice Walks. One guided walk to watch the sunrise and one to watch the sunset, contact Gerard Mangan 086 8439683

5th July

The Famous Achill Island Half Marathon and 10k Runwww.achillmarathon.com

18/20th July

The Festival of the Sea. A unique chance to taste and experience to seafood available from the sea and shore around Achill. Cookery demonstrations, markets and BBQ's.

26th July to 2nd August

Scoil Acla. A week of classes in traditional music, singing, writing, language and dancing. all organised by "Scoil Acla". 

6th September

The Achill Roar Adventure Race offers runners a choice of three distances 18km, 31km or 63km and includes kayaking or swimming with running and cycling. www.roar.ie

1st January

New Years Day Swim The people of Achill invite you to the Island to wash the cares of 2014 away by jumping into the sea & embracing 2015! at Dugort Silver Strand Blue Flag Beach. Locals will be on hand with hot soup & there’s live music & craic in The Strand Hotel. Collection on the day will go Achill RNLI Lifeboat.