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JUNE 2018

Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival

8th – 10th June

In its 11th year, the festival is a 3 day event of the best local, national and international folk and bluegrass acts drawing musicians and music lovers from all over the world to enjoy quality music in the beautiful surroundings of Westport.

Find out more @ www.westportfolkbluegrass.com



Westport Triathlon

Saturday 16th June 2018

The Westport Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon based around Westport and Clewbay. The race is in its 8th year now and it is getting more and more popular. The 750m swim is based around the point in Westport. This is followed by a 20km cycle on a back route along the coast road to Croagh Patrick, hopefully you will be able to take in the stunning views of Clew Bay on the way, the final stage is a 5km run through the grounds of Westport House.

Ticketed event – more information www.westporttriathlonclub.ie


Westport Food Festival

Dates to be confirmed


Find out more @  www.westportfoodfestival.ie 


Westport Sea Angling Festival

22nd – 24th June

Westport Sea Angling Festival was was established in 1956 and immediately broke all records in fishing terms and in the clientele it attracted. Westport Quay buzzed with the many languages of the anglers of many nations who came in great numbers year after year to do battle with the fish in Clew Bay.

Find out more @ www.westportseaanglingfestival.eu


Gaelforce West 

23rd June 2018

Gaelforce West is the largest one day adventure race in Europe. It is the one you strive for and the one that will keep you coming back to try and master it. From complete adventure novices to honed athletes there is a place for everyone in Gaelforce West and we strive to make it accessible to all. There are no losers with Gaelforce West, only finishers. Beginning on a crescent-shaped white sand beach in the dawn light you will make your way through 66km of the most demanding and magnificent areas of Connemara and Mayo, on foot, by kayak and by bike. The old Famine greenway along Killary Fjord, the summit of Croagh Patrick, the crest of Drummin hill and the final descent into historic Westport quay will all carve their place in your heart. So ready, set , GO!

Ticketed event – more information @ www.gaelforceevents.com


The Carrowniskey Races

Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

To be confirmed

Start your summer on Sunday 25th June at 12pm with a day at the Carrowniskey Races and family fun day. There will be ten races on the beach, two local races for horses and ponies and eight MHPRA races. There will be bookies on the day to have a bet. Lots of family fun and entertainment for everybody on the day with a bouncy castle, ice cream van, food and drink stalls, public bar and dancing.  New this year there will be a bicycle race and wife carrying competition.

Find more information @ www.carrowniskeyraces.ie


Ballinrobe Races

Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

To be confirmed

The Ballinrobe Races are a real family event. Entertaining families since 1921 at this racecourse, we pride ourselves on our racing heritage coupled with a tangible appreciation of the future. Ballinrobe has a rich tradition of horseracing. Records show that Ballinrobe hosted a steeplechase back in 1834 and there are records of meetings back as far as 1774. The Ballinrobe Races hosts the best in the business under the benign shadow of the Partry Mountains and the majestic strength of the old oak trees. At Ballinrobe, the races are an integral part of the community; the spirit is free and westerly, the air is fresh, the scenery is splendid, the people are the best. The bookies will entertain, the covered pavilion will comfort, and the sun will shine.

Find out more @ www.ballinroberacecourse.ie


Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park

To be confirmed

Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo

A day pass to Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park provides unlimited use all day of all of the following attractions:

Check their website for more details @ www.westporthouse.ie 


Westport Horse & Pony Show

1st – 3rd June

June Bank Holiday Weekend

Find more information @ www.drummindoo.com 


The Grainne Ale Festival

1st – 3rd June

The June Bank Holiday Weekend sees the return of The Grainne Ale Festival at Gracy’s Bar and Café in the Farmyard of Westport House, on Bank Holiday Weekend from 2.00pm to 10.00pm each day.

Free event – more information @ www.westporthouse.ie