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WHAT'S THE CRAIC?

Or to put it another way...
Here's a guide to what's going on in Louisburgh and the surrounding areas...

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FEATS OF CLAY

November 18th 2017

"Amazing pots from Africa". In a first for Louisburgh, an exhibition of traditional African pottery from a private collection.  The pottery, made almost exclusively by village women, comes from all over the continent; Algeria and Morocco in the north,

Uganda in the east, Cameroon and Nigeria in the west,

Namibia and South Africa in the south.

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday November 18th, and the opening will take place with a showing of the short documentary film, "Tatiko, the Journey of an African Pot" by Anthony O'Brien in Books@One, at 6.00pm.

CLEW BAY HALF MARATHON

September 23rd 2017

Stunning scenery, chip timing, tasty homemade refreshments,

medals and t-shirts.

 

13TH ANNUAL SEPTEMBER SESSIONS

September 8th to 10th 2017

The September Sessions is an annual weekend of Irish Traditional Music which takes place in the An Bhun Abhainn pub, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo​

The weekend features some of the top traditional musicians in Ireland, in a uniquely intimate atmosphere.​

Now in it’s 13th year, we hope you enjoy all the weekend has to offer in the amazing surroundings of Louisburgh and its hinterland.

 

SUNBEAMS ON MWEELREA

August 19th 2017

Sponsored Climb of Connaught's Highest Mountain In Aid of Killeen NS - Sunbeams Building Fund  Registration will take place at Killeen Community Centre 9am-10am on August 19th.  

BOOKS@ONE FESTIVAL August 17th to 20th 2017

BOOKS@ONE FESTIVAL

August 17th to 20th 2017

We might have already mentioned this...but we're having a festival!

We're celebrating a year since our official opening and have invited a few guests along to celebrate with us. Our friends Mike McCormack and Elizabeth Reapy to name just two... Come and join us...it'll be fun.  More details 

 

UPSTAIRS GALLERY AT SOLAS

Official Gallery Opening 5.00pm August 17th 2017

Work by Jane Williams, Anthony O'Brien

and selected local artists.

LOUISBURGH ANNUAL HORSE-SHOW & HERITAGE DAY

July 16th 2017

The Louisburgh Horse Show takes place alongside the beautiful Blue Flag Beach at Carramore just outside the village. Going strong since 1968, there's plenty to do and see - not just a horse show but dog show too.  

Learn how to make a rope!

THE ART ROOM

Opening July 10th 2017

Local Artist Steph Troy will be running Art workshops for children and teenagers (adults in due course).  A terrific summer schedule is planned including "Sensory Sensitive Art Workshops.  Intrigued? See flyer 

CARROWNISKEY RACES

June 25th 2017

A fantastic way to spend a Sunday, all necessary ingredients for a great day of family entertainment.

Fun, frolics and horse-racing on the well-know surfing beach.

 

SOLAS CRAFT SHOP

Opening June 3rd 2017

Showcasing beautiful crafts and handmade wares exclusively produced in County Mayo. 

ANNUAL FAMINE WALK

May 20th 2017

 

For 30 years Afri has walked the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. It is a walk like no other, abounding in memory, music, history, solidarity and spectacular beauty; retracing the steps of the dispossessed of the past and forging solidarity with the banished and oppressed of today.

 

GOOD GRAZING TAKE AWAY

Opening May 12th 2017

Eat in or take away some amazing food made from all locally-sourced produce - not your run o' the mill fast food fare here and some excellent vegetarian options 

FEILE COIS CUAIN

April 28th to 31st 2017

A weekend of traditional Irish Music, Dancing and Story-telling with workshops and performances all around the town.

 

With music and dancing in the street, it's no wonder people travel from all over the world for this famous weekend!

ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

March 17th 2017

A celebration of St. Patrick

(a V.I.P. all over Ireland and the world but particularly in Mayo...Croagh Patrick...)

and of all things Irish.