Past Events – Page 2 – Westival

Yarns For Youngsters

West Coast Rare Book Shop James Street, Westport

Yarns for Youngsters The ever-popular Westival ‘Yarns for Youngsters’ this year gets the Roald Dahl treatment. Our reader will entertain and thrill our littlest festival enthusiasts with some of the classic Revolting Rhymes from this 1982 classic!   No nursery rhyme is quite as it seems when Roald Dahl has re-written it. Hungry wolves would be advised […]


Memorywebs – Sorcha O’Higgins

Westival Hub Old Dunnes Stores Building, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

In Memorywebs, participants will be invited to engage with each other by making a collage artwork of someone else's memory, before leaving their own to be created by another. These memories, now artworks, will be placed within a growing web that starts at the beginning of the weekend and ends at the conclusion of the […]


Cosmic Sound Immersion @ Westival Hub

Westival Hub Old Dunnes Stores Building, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Sitting In Sound - An Immersive Experience through the Healing Art of Sound that will gently vibrate every cell in your body: offering a profound sense of connection and bliss A Surround Sound Experience unlike any other. A live sound experience that will gently vibrate every cell in your body: offering a profound sense of […]


The Little Prince on Planet Earth – Children’s Creative Workshop.

Quay Community Centre The Quay, Cloonmonad,, Westport, Co. Mayo

The Little Prince is a novella by french aviator and writer Antoine de Saint -Exupéry. This well loved children's book, first published in 1943, has sold over 140 million copies. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come join […]


Clew Bay Folk Club Westival Special

Matt Molloy's Yard Bar Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Matt Molloy's Yard Bar Clew Bay Folk Club has been meeting on a monthly basis for over Eight years now. It is a community of singers and musicians and writers who meet and share their work in a respectful listening space in Matt Molloy's Yard Bar. Zoom came to the rescue during the pandemic and […]

Free Event

The Curly Organs Socially Distant Orchestra

“Ireland’s first socially-distant orchestra is ready to follow YOUR direction.” The Socially-Distant (but emotionally-close) Orchestra  is an interactive walkabout performance piece where the serious-musicians will hand the baton over to anyone who will wave it... for better or for worse!

Free Event

Dominique Barbéris & Gaëlle Josse – (In association with Institut Francais)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

We are delighted to be bringing to BIAF, for a second year, a special event showcasing two established names in France who are publishing in English translation for the first time. Dominique Barbéris’s novel A Sunday in the Ville-d’Avray is a story of sisters, suburbia and secrets, where two siblings coming together on a hot […]


Pop Up Silent Disco

Shambles Lane Beside The Dressing Room Bridge Street Bridge Street, Westport

Why not join The Curly Organ for a bop on the streets to your favourite music with a bunch of like minded loons, in the comfort of your own head. Lets get silly :) Headphones are provided. All Ages Welcome Venue. Shambles Lane beside The Dressing Room, Bridge Street.

€8.00 – €10.00

The Renegade Rascals Circus Cabaret

The Renegade Rascals have been performing at Irish festivals and internationally (individually and as a group) since 2015. They envelope their audiences with their legendary fire shows using a wide array of fire flow-arts. This year at Westival they will be spinning the night into a beautiful chaos of glorious flames!


An evening with Dani Larkin & CODA

Holy Trinity Church Westport

Dani Larkin Hailing from the Armagh-Monaghan border, Dani Larkin is being heralded as ‘one of the finest songwriters of our time’. Larkin has been creating music for several years, and is a well known face on the live circuit in Northern Ireland. A storyteller by nature, her music is inspired by the folktales she was […]



TEACH SCOILE by the happy tummy co. Unit 6, Shambles Lane, Bridge Street, Westport

Saturday night’s entertainment comes from Floozy & Bluesy, who take to the stage with their Dirty Cabaret show.  With Sarah Byrne on vocals, and Aaron Marchant on piano,  get ready to be seduced by an evening of original songs that sounds like they should be on Broadway - until you hear the lyrics.  Having performed […]


Westival Plein Air Paint Out

Plein Air Meet at The Wyatt Hotel, outdoor area , the Octagon  Westport. Sun Oct 23th, 10.00 am. The group will then reconvene to have a drink, a laugh and comparison of their works and the days experiences  at the Cobblers bar at 5pm. What to bring for both event: layers of warm clothing, hat […]



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