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Achill, Co. Mayo

Achill Island in County Mayo is the largest island off the coast of Ireland, and is situated off the west coast. It has a population of 2,700. Its area is 148 km2 . Achill is attached to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge, between the villages of Gob an Choire and Poll Raithní . A bridge was first completed here in 1887, replaced by another structure in 1949, and subsequently replaced with the current bridge which was completed in 2008. Other centres of population include the villages of Keel, Dooagh, Dumha Éige and Dugort. The parish's main Gaelic football pitch and two secondary schools are on the mainland at Poll Raithní. Early human settlements are believed to have been established on Achill around 3000 BC. A paddle dating from this period was found at the crannóg near Dookinella. The island is 87% peat bog. The parish of Achill also includes the Curraun peninsula. Some of the people of Curraun consider themselves Achill people, and most natives of Achill refer to this area as being "in Achill". There are between 500-600 native Irish speakers in Achill parish. In the summer of 1996, the RNLI decided to station a lifeboat at Kildownet.
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Bus to Achill

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 440:
      • Dooagh (The Pub) - Ireland West Airport (Knock)
      • Ireland West Airport (Knock) - Dooagh (Opp The Pub)
    • 456:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Ballina (Bus Station)
    • 52:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Ballina (Bus Station)

Things to See and Do in Achill

Achill Public Library

The Library, Achill Sound, County Mayo, Ireland

Hotels in Achill

Óstán Oileán Acla Óstán Oileán Acla

Achill, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo
Offering a barbecue and water sports facilities, Óstán Oileán Acla is set in Achill Sound in the Achill Island Region, 6 km from Kildownet Castle. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Achill

Achill Lodge Guest House Achill Lodge Guest House

Bunnacurry, Mayo, Co. Mayo
Achill Lodge Guest House is set on beautiful Achill Island, in the village of Bunnacurry. Offering views of the mountains across Saula Bay, this family-run property is housed in 2 striking properties.

Achill Water Achill Water's Edge

Valley, Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Achill Water's Edge is located in Doogort, 8 km from Ballycroy National Park. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV.

Anvil House Anvil House

convent road achill sound co mayo, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Anvil House offers accommodation in Achill Sound. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.

Bleanaskill Lodge & Achill Secret Garden Bleanaskill Lodge & Achill Secret Garden

Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Surrounded by the sea and swimming fish at high tide, the elegant and unique rooms at Bleanaskill Lodge boast stunning, panoramic views. The lodge is home to the tranquil, 3-acre retreat of Achill Secret Garden.

Hy Breasal B&B Hy Breasal B&B

St. Fionans Road, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo
Hy Breasal B&B is situated close to the end of the Great Western Greenway, which is a 42 km-long route for walkers and cyclists. Free on-site parking is available and shops & bars can be found in the surrounding village.

Monastery View Monastery View

Bunacurry, Co. Mayo
Situated in Bunacurry, Monastery View offers free WiFi and onsite parking. Featuring views over the Franciscan Monestery of St Joseph's Church, it is just 8 minutes' drive from Achill Golf Club. Each room includes a flat-screen TV.

Pure Magic Lodge Pure Magic Lodge

Slievemore Road, Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Themed rooms inspired by places such as Australia, Brazil and Kenya feature at this unique and lively lodge, which specialises in kitesurfing and watersports.

Hostels in Achill

The Valley House Hostel & Bar The Valley House Hostel & Bar

The Valley, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
A historic Victorian house with a self-catering kitchen, a guest sitting room and a courtyard, The Valley House Hostel & Bar also offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. Located in Achill Island, 10 km from Achill Sound and 8 km from Keel.

Restaurants in Achill

Achill Cliff House Hotel and Restaurant Achill Cliff House Hotel and Restaurant

Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
The restaurant at Achill Cliff House is renowned for its fresh food, fine wines and excellent value for money.

Alice Alice's Restaurant @ Achill Island Hotel

Achill Sound, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Enjoy the panoramic views of Achill Island from Alice's Restaurant at Óstán Oileán Acla providing a unique dining experience. With stunning views across the Atlantic waters of Achill Sound, the restaurant offers a hav

Gieltys Clew Bay Gieltys Clew Bay

Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Mastersons Bar And Restaurant

Goldenstrand, Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
We are a traditional famaily run bar and restaurant, we are located in a very scenic location right above a beach, we offer home cooking to suit all pockets, we have live music at weekends, we also cater for coaches and parties please feel free to co

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Pubs & Nightlife

Achill Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Achill