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.
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.
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.
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. 
Early Dinner & Reading - Clew Bay Hotel

Early Dinner & Reading - Clew Bay Hotel

Join writer, journalist and Horslips drummer Eamonn Carr and author and investigative journalist Frank Connolly for an early-bird dinner where they explore Connolly’s novel ‘A Conspiracy of Lies’.
Drag and Draw - Upstairs at Janey Mac's SOLD OUT

Drag and Draw - Upstairs at Janey Mac's SOLD OUT

Half art class, half drag show, Drag + Draw is a life-drawing session with a drag queen model. Expect alternative drawing exercises, drinkies, music, Q&A, performances and good vibes all around.
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.