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Festivals & Events in Mayo

Kiltimagh Choral Festival – February


Claremorris Drama Festival - March  


Féile na bPáistí, Belmullet - April

097-81079 | 


Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend, Achill - April / May


Féile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh - May Bank Holiday Weekend  


Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo - May


Mayo International Choral Festival, Castlebar - May


An Beal Binn, Belmullet - June

097-81079 |


Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival - June



Ballina Salmon Festival - July    


Bard Summer School, Clare Island - July

Westport Scoil Ceoil - July

087-9185838 | 


Féile Iorras, Erris – July



Seosamh MacGabhann Summer School, Kilmovee - July


Scoil Acla  - July


Siamsa Sráide, Swinford - July / Aug


Ceol na Locha, Tourmakeady - August   


Foxford River Fest - August

085-7129191 |


Westport Festival of Chamber Music - September


Clare Island Feile Ceol - September 


Claremorris Open Exhibiton - September


Culture Night – September or


Battle of the Lakes, Achill - September

085-1056344 |


September Sessions, Louisburgh - September


Wild Atlantic Words Literary Festival, Castlebar - October


The Cleary/Coyne Traditional Music Festival, Claremorris & Knock - October


Westport Arts Festival - October 


Children’s Book Festival, Mayo County Library - October 

094-9047922 |


Achill International Harp Festival - October



Kenny/Naughton Autumn School, Aghamore - October Bank Holiday Weekend


Feile na Samhna, Swinford  - October

Maria on 086-8448726 | Patricia on 086-1704999


Samhain Abhainn - Ballina's Halloween Festival - October

096 72800 |


Achill Storytelling Festival - October/November


Ballina One Act Drama Festival - November

096-73593 |


The Rolling Sun Book Festival - November

098 28088


Awards deadline 2018 announced 

Amateur Drama and Music Assistance Recording Awards and Tyrone Guthrie Residency now open for application for 2018. 

Deadline: 23rd October 2018 at 5pm. 

For more information and application forms go to: Funding Application Form

Mayo Arts Service: T:094 9064376 / 094 9064367, 

Awards deadline 2018 announced-read the full story.

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022

Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year.

We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or who benefit from our service.

We would welcome your contribution. Please complete our Arts Plan questionnaire, link below. (Alternatively you can write, email or phone the arts office. Or you can request a word document of the questionnaire)

Our current arts plan can be viewed here Mayo County Council Strategic Arts Plan 2011-2016

A profile of the services we deliver is available on the website here

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your time and interest.

We also have a  questionnaire specifically for young people: Young People Questionnaire


Contact Details: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Contae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.


Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471


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