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

All Events

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!
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.
Art Attack Paint Dance SOLD OUT

Art Attack Paint Dance SOLD OUT

Artists Nicky Dowd and Siobhan McGuire invite you to get your Jackson Pollock on! This is your chance to flick, splatter and hurl paint in a studio space where the volume has been pumped and your creativity is let loose.  
Paul Noonan (Bell X1) with special guest Maria Kelly

Paul Noonan (Bell X1) with special guest Maria Kelly

Noonan’s Westival appearance will see him perform with Westport’s own Maria Kelly, the stunning alt-folk singer-songwriter who ran away with the top prize in RTÉ’s Other Voices Open Call in 2017.
Candlelit Tales

Candlelit Tales

Live, atmospheric storytelling in a cozy candlelit setting, set to evocative music – hear the famous tragic Cúchulainn legend ‘An Táin Bó Cúailnge’.
The Dirty Circus

The Dirty Circus

The Dirty Circus is a spectacular live show of burlesque cabaret. Expect great craic and titillating hijinks!  
Brittle / Fragile

Brittle / Fragile

Through an open call, artists were invited to submit work on Westival 2019’s theme, ‘Brittle / Fragile’.
Vitreous

Vitreous

Westival's ‘Brittle / Fragile’ theme, is beautifully reflected in its main visual-art exhibition Vitreous meaning of nature resembling glass. The exhibition features artworks created by five internationally acclaimed glass artists.