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Sky’s the limit for Mayo International Kite Festival

Going Out

READY FOR TAKEOFF Professional kite flyer Andrew Beattie, Skelmorlie, Scotland, at last year’s festival. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2019 Mayo International Kite Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Keel Beach on 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.
While pro kite fliers will be there to demonstrate there skills, there’ll be plenty of opportunity for the ordinary kite enthusiast to get stuck in. And if you do fancy taking part, there’s no need to worry if you’ve never flown a kite or it was so long ago 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.
Visitors will be invited to take part in kite-flying competitions for the highest kite, the best design and the most-colourful kite and more. There’ll even be a contest for the best kite crash! The festival will also include exciting games and kite-making workshops.
For more information, see the Mayokitefest page on Facebook.