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Festivals and Events

Achill offers a number of festivals and events throughout the year:

Hillwalking on Achill Island, Ireland

Walks Festival
The Achill Walks Festival is held in March and is one of the first events in the Irish walking calendar.

Local seafood, Achill Seafood Festival 2003

Seafood Festival
The Achill Seafood Festival is held in July and celebrates the harvest of the sea.

Musicians at Scoil Acla, Achill Island, Ireland

Scoil Acla
Scoil Acla is one of Ireland's oldest summer schools, offering tuition in traditional Irish music, dance and culture.

Achill Yawls

Yawl Festival
Achill yawls are traditional wooden-hulled sailing boats. This summer festival features races between local yawl teams.

Pipe Bands, Achill Island, Ireland

St. Patrick's Day
Achill provides a traditional Irish celebration of the National Day, including pipe band marches.

Sunset at Keel, Achill Island

New Year
Achill is one of the most westerly points in Europe and provides a spectacular location to view the last sundown of the year.