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.
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.
Michael McLaughlin Photography Workshop

Michael McLaughlin Photography Workshop

Multi-award-winning photographer Michael McLaughlin shares his boundless knowledge of photography in this intensive and comprehensive workshop.
Jimmy Lawlor - Painting Workshop SOLD OUT

Jimmy Lawlor - Painting Workshop SOLD OUT

Artist Jimmy Lawlor hosts a workshop in focusing on various painting techniques, including composition, color and texture. He will be demonstrating in acrylic paint.
Stinging Fly Seminar

Stinging Fly Seminar

Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer, Stinging Fly editor Seán O’Reilly will explore of the range narrative points of view available to the contemporary writer, discussing the merits and pitfalls of each.
The Carnival Of Adolescent Antics

The Carnival Of Adolescent Antics

Dr Finbar Platypus and his Carnies are coming to Westport to entrance and embolden the town's teenagers. This mentored youth-arts zone will showcase the emerging talent of our teenage community. 
Yarns for Youngsters

Yarns for Youngsters

Eileen O’Mara Walsh returns to read from another of her favourites – classic folk-story collection, ‘Old Peter’s Russian Tales’. Perfect Halloween fare!
Marty Moncrieff, the Teddy Bear Thief

Marty Moncrieff, the Teddy Bear Thief

Unlike most other teddy bears, Marty Moncrieff is a notorious thief, famed the world over for his sticky paws - Join us in a world where Toy Story meets Father Ted at Westival!