Heritage Day

children in cart belmulletThis years Heritage Day is sure to be an exciting and fun packed day for all the family. Each street has a different theme with so much to see and do. There’s lots of workshops for young and old and you get to take home what you create, so try your hand at the pottery wheel, or weave a small keepsake to remind yourself of your time at the festival, or churn butter like they did in times gone by and take a sample home with you. There’s so many children’s activities that the kids will be spoilt for choice. With so much variety there is something for everyone on Heritage Day. Sit yourself on the hay bales while you watch the craftspeople show skills from Ireland of old or listen to the live music and watch Irish dancing. Maybe you fancy a bit of seafood or an Irish coffee to quench your thirst. Buy handmade goods, gifts and souvenirs and if you really want to get into the spirit – don’t forget your fancy dress and you could win a prize.


belmullet-festival-food - jam -strawberriesA Taste of Mayo – Carter Square

Tantalise your taste buds at this year’s Heritage Day, where we showcase some of the best of Mayo’s food scene, highlighting the fantastic artisan produce the county has to offer, with plenty of music and entertainment along the way.

Live Music all day with a range of food stalls from Crepes, Boxty, Brown Bread, Artisan Coffee, Vegan Food, to an interactive butter making workshop and much, much, more…

Don’t forget there’s the dancing competition in the square and why not take a photo in Dan Hegarty’s House.


live music and dancing belmullet square Co MayoMain Stage –  Carter Square

We will be giving away €13,000 in prizes for the Belmullet Festival Lotto draw which will take place on Heritage Day. Get those tickets fast before there all gone!

Live Music all day, starting at 12 with Stuart Moyles, The Breakers and The Duets

Busking Competition with Cash Prizes – Register an artist/band/group to be in with a chance to ‘Busk off’ on the main stage on Heritage Day and win the title of ‘Belmullet Busker 2019′. €5 entry fee per act. Register at http://belmulletfestival.ie/busking-competition/

Fancy Dress Competition – Bee’s & Sea’s theme – Cash prizes


CorncrakeCultural & Heritage Tent – American Street

  • 11.00am -11.30am -‘Erris Sustainable Energy Community’ with Orla Nic Suibhne
  • 12pm – 12.30pm – ‘Plants suitable for local area’ with Patricia McAndrew
  • 1pm – 1.30pm – ‘Ballycroy Bogs’ with Margaret Flaherty
  • 2pm – 3pm – ‘Conservation Farming for Corncrake & Twyte’ with Feargal Ó Cuinneagáin & Liam Loftus
  • 3pm – 3.30pm – ‘Removal of Invasive Species of Rhododendron and Wild Rhubarb’ with Phelim Doran
  • 4pm – 4.30pm – ‘Erris Place Names/Iorras Logainmneacha’ with Uinsionn Mac Graith

    kids milking cowOn the Farm – American Street

    Enter our 3D Cow Milking Competition. Go head-to-head and see who can milk the largest quantity of milk from the cow. Visit the Kiltimagh Pet Farm with a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals for you to come and meet or take a stroll into the past and view the vintage display of tractors, sewing machines and beautiful antiques.



    Street games Erris Fitness BelmulletCarnival Street – Barrack Street

    Fun and entertainment with everything from street food, music, kid’s games, Lego workshop, street theatre, flee circus, face painting and lots more.

    Flee Circus with Pig Nut Productions – acrobatics, trapeze, high wire and more, all performed by highly trained, teeny tiny fleas. The Brickx Club Workshop – kids can build anything from Lego bridges, towers, streets, pyramids… the list is endless! Street games for kids of all ages with Bernie Dunne


    spinner at heritage day belmulletCraft Street – Main Street

    Explore our craft village showcasing a selection of craft designers, artists, and creatives from around the country ranging from handmade jewellery, accessories, candles, clothes, wooden toys and homeware.

    Try your hand at weaving or maybe even on the pottery wheel at our interactive workshop tents.

    Watch the craftsmanship at Ben’s Forge or take in a woodturning display. Lots to see and do!


    Achill Pipe BandIrish Tent/Puball Gaeilge – Main Street

    We’re proud to promote our beautiful Irish language with this year’s Irish tent, which will host a range of children’s activities as Gaeilge, some Irish Heritage stalls and a range of music throughout the day from traditional Irish music, Bluegrass, Jazz and much more. Acts for the day include: The Achill Pipe Band, Red Connolly & Katie, and Seoda.