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Events and Activities in August

Downhill House Hotel Festivals and Events Guide for August 2013

With holiday season in full flow, the evenings are getting longer and brighter and that's all the reason you need to get out and about for some family fun this August.
There's so much going on around the county of Mayo this summer, from tracing your roots to family festivals, and walking treks to festival fetes.
So make sure to check our listings for some family fun in Co Mayo.  Get ready for a Summertime adventure or two.

North Mayo Welcome Home Gathering   Heritage/Tracing Your Roots
The Mayo North 'Welcome Home Festival' will host a series of events throughout North Mayo in the first week of August, acting as a flagship Gathering Celebration 2013. North Mayo - Come home to the People you know!                                                        Date 1st August 2013 To 9th August 2013
Location: Ballina, Co. Mayo
Telephone: +353(0)96 72800

Western Ocean Walking Weekend  Walking
A 3-day guided walking weekend in northwest Mayo. Dominated by the North Atlantic, this corner of Mayo is a spectacular landscape of Atlantic blanket bog, high sea cliffs and low-lying peninsula.
Date: 2nd August 2013 To 5th August 2013
Location: Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Telephone: +353(0)949027797
Wild Geese Homecoming 2013 Ballycroy Heritage/Tracing Your Roots
An invitation for the descendants of the 'Wild Geese' to return to Ireland and celebrate their history with the families of the Wild Geese that stayed at home.
Date: 2nd August 2013 To 10th August 2013
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo
Féile na hÉachléime   Heritage/Tracing Your Roots
Date to be confirmed. Féile na hÉachléime is a Gaeltacht festival where both tourists & community enjoy traditions and cultural nósanna of the area and our ancestors with currach races, felt work, basket weaving, island tours & Gaeilge.
Date: 4th August 2013 To 18th August 2013
Location: Blacksod, Co. Mayo
Telephone: +353(0)9785727

Bonniconlon Show & Gymkhana Vintage and Agricultural  
Entertainment for the whole family with music, song and dance, showing classes for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, dogs, cats, domestic arts & photography and plenty of side attractions!
Date: 5th August 2013
Location: Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo
Enniscrone Black Pig Festival  Village Festivals and Fetes
The Enniscrone Black Pig Festival takes place in Enniscrone, one of Sligo's most popular and scenic towns, with a wide variety of activities for all ages.
Date: 8th August 2013 To 12th August 2013
Location: Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Tubbercurry Old Fair Festival Village Festivals and Fetes
The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival promises a host of entertainment for all the family to enjoy over the five days, celebrating Irish produce, music, heritage and crafts.
Date: 10th August 2013 To 14th August 2013
Location: Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
National Public Novena  Lectures and Readings
Join one or more Novena Ceremonies over the nine days as the congregation journey together.
Date: 14th August 2013 To 22nd August 2013
Location: Knock, Co. Mayo
Telephone: +353(0)949388100
1798 Rebellion Re-enactment - In Humbert's Footsteps  Heritage/Tracing Your Roots
A re-enactment of the 1798 Rebellion in Mayo, including the French landing in Kilcummin, the battle to take Killala, culminating in the 'Races of Castlebar'.                                                                                                                                                   Date: 15th August 2013 To 19th August 2013
Location: Killala, Co. Mayo

Gaelforce West Endurance Events
Gaelforce West is the largest one day adventure race of its kind in the world. It is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running, hiking and kayaking. The course of approximately 67km.
Date: 17th August 2013
Location: Westport, Co. Mayo
Telephone: +353(0)9542006

Belmullet Gala Arts Festival  Arts Festivals
A fun filled festival of events for all the family with numerous additions for the Year of the Gathering including a commemorative book for the festival's 10th anniversary. Free admission.
Date: 11th August 2013 To 18th August 2013
Location: Belmullet, Co. Mayo


Downhill House Hotel August Accommodation During August 2013