Festivals

Triburgh
1st June
2013 is a special year with all proceeds begin generated for Feileacain. 750/1500km swim, 20/40km cycle and 5/10km run.
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Westport Horse & Pony Show
2nd & 3rd June
Dating back to 1741, Westport Horse and Pony Show has long been an annual favourite among locals and visitors alike. It is held in Knockranny, Westport and is the perfect way to kick-start your summer.
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Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival
14th – 16th June
Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival showcases the best of local, national and international folk and bluegrass acts. The Festival also consists of music workshops, musical lunch and pub gigs.
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Westport Triathlon
June 15th
Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world, so come to Westport and see how its done! Give yourself a rewarding challenge for 2012 and do a triathlon.
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Westport International Sea Angling Festival
19th – 23rd June
Westport International Sea Angling Festival is a 1-day shore event and 3-day boat event in the beautiful waters of Clew Bay. Now in its 56th year, it is the longest-running Sea Angling event in Europe.
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Westport Festival of Music & Food
29th & 30th June
Set amidst a stunning 400 acre site in the heart of Westport town in Mayo, Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts will be an annual two-day celebration of music and song, embracing the very best local and international rock, folk, celtic and acoustic sounds.
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Ballina Salmon Festival
8th – 15th July
Ballina Salmon Festival is Ireland’s premier family-orientated Festival giving thousands of people, eight days of fun-filled artistic and cultural events catering for all age groups. The Lady of the Moy competition and the street festival are among the many highlights.
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Michael Ketterick Memorial -Sea Angling Competition
15th July Allergan Sea Angling Club
Secretary: Zita McHale 098-55255

Feile Bia Na Mara – Achill Seafood Festival
19th – 22nd July
Féile Bia na Mara – Achill Seafood Festival is a weekend of fun and feasting to celebrate Achill’s rich maritime heritage and seafood culture.
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Westport Street Music Festival
27th – 29th July
Westport Music Festival features national and international music acts throughout the town. There are lots of activities for all ages including the extremely popular heritage day.
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Croagh Patrick Annual National Pilgrimage
Sunday 29th July
Each year, The Reek, as it is colloquially known, attracts about 1 million pilgrims. On ‘Reek Sunday’, the last Sunday in July, over 25,000 pilgrims visit the Reek. At the top, there is a modern chapel where mass is celebrated and confessions are heard. Individuals and groups come from all over the world and include pilgrims, hill climbers, historians, archaeologists and nature lovers.
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Achill Summer Walks Festival
24th – 27th August
Explore the secluded beaches, hills and secrets of Achill’s stunning landscape during this walking festival. There are walks for all levels and all of the walks will be guided by a fully qualified local guide.
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Westport Horse Fair
24th September
Westport Horse Fair dates back to 1741, and has many classes of ponies and horses on the day. The fair includes showing classes in the morning and also a dog show. More Information

Westport Arts Festival
30th September – 9th October
Now in its 34th year, Westport Arts Festival has long since established itself on the West coast calendar as an exciting and diverse event. The festival is a locally-run event and gives an exciting insight into the lively community in Westport with a feast of theatre, dance, recital and music. There are children’s events, exhibitions and workshops.
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The Helm Skate Festival
6th & 7th October
The Helm Skate Festival is now in its 18th year and the prospect of catching one of Clew Bay’s monster skate is a key factor in attracting anglers from all over Europe to this end-of-season event.
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Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag
Dec 14th & 15th
Westport Mall is transformed into a winter wonderland and shoppers paradise, where visitors can purchase handmade, authentic and unique Christmas gifts for all the family.
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