Mayo International Kite Festival returns to colour the skies

Families and friends are invited to join in the 6th annual Mayo International Kite Festival!

Mayo, 12th July 2019  Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2019 Mayo International Kite Festival taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July at Keel Beach, Achill Island. With spectacular sights of hundreds of colourful kites and free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer weekend with family and friends.


Don’t worry if you’ve never flown a kite – or if you can’t remember the last time you did – because there will be plenty of kiting experts on hand to get you off the ground!


Take part in kite flying competitions such as highest kite, best design, most colourful or even best kite crash, and enjoy demonstrations from the pro kite fliers! With exciting games, kite making workshops, and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at the Mayo International Kite Festival. Let’s go fly a kite!


Francois Colussi, event organiser, said, “We’re delighted to welcome families to the Mayo International Kite Festival once again. Year after year it proves to be such a fun day out for all ages, full of colour and good spirits and this year will be no different.”


Andrew Beattie, expert kite flier, said, “It’s great to be taking part in this year’s kite festival on Achill Island. Kite flying is one of those great activities that everyone can enjoy and the conditions on Achill Island are great for kites.”


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Lauren Freir, Limelight Communications,, 01 668 0600 / 087 238 0853

Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications,, 01 668 0600 / 085 233 6033