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  Louisburgh. Cluain Cearbán - Meadow of Buttercups

Féile Chois Cuain

April 28th to 1st May 2023

A Celebration of traditional Irish music

and song

Deireadh Seachtaine Amhránaiochta,

Ceoil agus Damhsa

Louisburgh is a small town on the western seaboard, in an area of great natural beauty. The area has a rich heritage in the traditional arts dating back through the ages with poets and musicians that feature in writings from the 1800’s and beyond. In the recent past and particularly since the inception of the annual Féile Chois Cuain, the traditional arts scene in Louisburgh has been particularly vibrant, with a host of home grown performers and an avid audience for the many fine performers who regularly visit.

Over more than two decades Féile Chois Cuain has earned an enviable reputation as one of Ireland’s premier traditional festivals with many of Ireland’s most revered performers returning to the festival year after year. Wonderful concerts, masterclasses from legends, lively sessions and a legendary warm welcome awaits all visitors to Féile Chois Cuain.

Le fiche bliain anuas mheall an fhéile scoth na gceoltóirí agus nan-amhránaithe ó gach cearn den tír chun na háite. A bhuíochas ar nahaíonna agus ar na cuairteoirí sin, tá cáil i bhfad is i gcéin ar Fhéile ChoisCuain i measc lucht leanúna na n-ealaíon traidisiúnta. Tá lúcháir orainngo mbeidh an fhéile ar bun arís i mbliana agus go mbeidh baile beagChluain Cearbáin lán de cheol, de chraic agus de chuideachta ar feadhna deireadh seachtaine.

Tá clú agus cáil ar Fhéile Chois Cuain de bharr na seisiún bríomhar neamhfhoirmeáltaa bíonn le cloisteáil ar na sráideanna agus sna tithe leanna– Bí linn má tá amhrán le rá agat, port le casadh nó damhsa sna cosaagat! Sin, nó bí inár gcuideachta le blaiseadh den saibhreas cultúir sin.

Unfortunately there will be no races this year 2023

The races were revived after a 28 year absence in 2010.

Now the strand caters for ten to twelve races. The majority of the races are filled with thoroughbreds under the auspices of the MHPRA along with some local races. These local ponies and non-thoroughbreds add some friendly competition to the day.

An entertaining day is to be had for all ages. Children are catered for with a variety of entertainment; whilst adults can place a bet, have a beverage and a bite while watching the races.

The Carrowniskey Races would like to extend their thanks to all their sponsors for their generosity in previous years and the up and coming 2019 Carrowniskey Races taking place on the 7th of July. 2019

Events included Show-Jumping, with a Dog-Show and of course the Horse Show Class Competitions with Qualifiers, attracts people from all over the country to compete or simply to watch.  The Louisburgh Heritage Committee as always put together a fabulous show. The 2013 show also featured a very successful sheep show .

The location is beside the spectacular beaches at Carrowmore in Louisburgh.

A fantastic occasion steeped in tradition and prestige.

The Louisburgh Horse, Pony and Dog Show in County Mayo. Takes place on Sunday 21st July 2019


Louisburgh – Clew Bay Half Marathon and 10km race event on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

This is the 8th year of the race and is open to runners of all abilities. The route takes in the stunning scenery along the Atlantic coastline, and is only 15mins from Westport.

This race is particularly renowned for its home made goodies and the warm welcome. Always brilliantly organised and lots of fun, this is an event not to be missed.

The Half marathon will start at 11am, the 10k at 11:30am.