Thanks to the customers, patrons, sponsors & volunteers of Westival 2019 for another fantastic year!

All Events

Halloween Ball Featuring Zaska, TPM, and Glamo

Halloween Ball Featuring Zaska, TPM, and Glamo

Fancy a chance of winning TWO TICKETS TO ELECTRIC PICNIC 2020? This year’s Halloween Ball is themed Shock and Awe – will your costume be shockingly awesome, or awesomely shocking? Either way, you’ll be dancing the night away to the terrifyingly good tunes of three top-tier Irish acts.
The Demon Drummers of Lankill

The Demon Drummers of Lankill

Join the pupils of Lankill NS for some spooktacularly explosive percussion at Westport Town Hall to kick off the Halloween midterm!
At Swim Three Birds - A Story Of Wild Swimming

At Swim Three Birds - A Story Of Wild Swimming

Tertulia… A Bookshop Like No Other' hosts a short performance of music, art and poetry by the creators of  'At Swim Three Birds" - a story of wild swimming.
Kintsugi - McGing's Exhibition

Kintsugi - McGing's Exhibition

Kintsugi; the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and adorning its scars with precious metals. It is the art of embracing damage and not discarding broken things, of cherishing the imperfect and loving the mended.
Of Birds and Other Beings

Of Birds and Other Beings

Mayo artists Jane Williams and Mags Duffy explore unknown worlds, silent language and metamorphic spaces in this fascinating joint exhibition.
Connacht Coast - Norman Ackroyd

Connacht Coast - Norman Ackroyd

Acclaimed landscape artist and printmaker Norman Ackroyd’s work ranges from minimalist, nearly abstract impressions, to detailed images. A wonderful opportunity to see a masterful collection.
Looking for Ghosts

Looking for Ghosts

'Looking For Ghosts', by Oliver Smith, documents the communities and people involved in the underground rave scene in Ireland. It consists of portraits and environments photographed after the party has ended.
Communities in Collaboration

Communities in Collaboration

Clare island’s artistic community and St Patrick’s National School will work alongside writer and dramatist, Horslips drummer Eamonn Carr and poet Kelly Michels to curate a number of island events.
Poetry Pharmacy

Poetry Pharmacy

Inside Westival’s poetry pharmacy, poets and authors will prescribe potions and word remedies for ailing creatives afflicted with writer’s block, lethargy or weak headlines.
Westival Goes Walkabout

Westival Goes Walkabout

A roaming open-mic afternoon with poet and dramatist terry Mcdonagh, who will read stories and poems connected to the unexpected locations he leads you to.
Reluctant Engagement

Reluctant Engagement

A reading and exhibition celebrating the results of a project that explored fragile relationships, poetry, nature, photography and gestural images.
Speaky Slam

Speaky Slam

A night of exciting spoken word performance with wonderful prizes.