Achill, Co. Mayo

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An island of exceptional natural beauty on the Wild Atlantic Way

Irelands largest offshore island is Achill with its golden beaches, unspoiled beauty and great island skies full of ever changing cloudscapes, continually caressing its peaks and valleys. Achill is joined to the mainland by a bridge at Achill Sound and about half of the island is a Gaeltacht region.  The island has some of the highest and most spectacular sheer cliff faces in Europe, which seem to stand guard before Achill’s heather clad hills as they hurry towards the Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 2 hours drive from Galway to Achill in Co. Mayo.

Amazing Achill: Did you know?

  • The Banshees of Inisherin movie was filmed extensively on location on Achill Island
  • Keem Bay in Achill has been named ‘Best Wild Swimming Spot in UK & Ireland’
  • Achill is one of the Irish Times ‘Five Best Places to Holiday in Ireland’
  • Achill forms part of the 42km Great Western Greenway , the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland
  • The sea cliffs in Achill are the highest in Ireland and provide an epic backdrop to your holiday

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All about Achill

Achill is dotted with small villages and magnificent sandy blue flag beaches. The western end of the island is dominated by the majestic 668m Croaghaun Mountain and two other mountains on the island are Slievemore, the highest at 671m and Minaun at 466m. Sea Angling, diving, golf, archaeology and other outdoor activities are common on the island but the peace and quiet is all pervasive.

One of the great attractions of the island is the deserted village situated on the slopes of Slievemore Mountain. With over 70 abandoned homesteads, it is a haunting reminder of hard times. On the southern tip of Achill Sound and looking out on Achillbeg Island is Kildawnit Castle, a stately fifteenth century tower house and once a stronghold of the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley. On Achill’s south coast, too, are the strangely architectural Cathedral Rocks, while Croaghaun tumbles spectacularly down a 2,000 foot precipice to the sea.

Achill Island has been a favourite retreat of artists and photographers.

Its old-world character has attracted many famous writers down the years including the German Nobel Prize winner Heinrick Boll. Painters such as Paul Henry, Derek Hill, Charles Lamb and the American Robert Henri have all been inspired by Achill’s unusual and dramatic land and seascapes. The Dánlann Yawl Art Gallery in Tóin ré Gaoth offers a range of painting experiences and courses.

The Achill Yawl has a long tradition of being the working fisherman’s boat. In recent years the annual The Yawl Races has led to a renewal of the ancient traditions of this wooden sailing craft. The Yawl can be seen during the summer months on the seas around Achill.

Where to stay in Achill

Achill Island has a great choice of comfortable and friendly places to stay including small hotels, hostels, self-catering holiday homes, guesthouses, B&B’s and campsites.

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Discover The Corraun Peninsula A drive around the Corraun Peninsula brings you through the village of Corrán (Corraun) where ancient artefacts can be seen in the village hall. The surrounding area contains many historic sites including a shell midden site (probably Megolithic indicating inhabitation some 5,000 to 7,000 years ago), the remains of an 19th century copper mine and many more. South of Corrán is Corrán House with its planned gardens which were first recorded on a map in 1838.

Horse-riding, walking or cycling The best way to explore the wilderness of the Mayo Gaeltacht is by walking, cycling or on horseback. The environment offers many contrasts of terrain. Walk, cycle or trot along the many booreens or developed routes and experience first hand the living breathing bogland, machair and sand dunes, mountains and cliffs, sandy beaches and rocky coves but most of all fill your lungs with clean air from a pristine environment. Mayo offers a wonderful variety of short walks, hill walks and way marked trails. The terrain varies from level, to easy going to tough mountain climbing where specialist equipment is essential. Whatever you choose, the scenery is unfailingly stupendous and walks are almost always uncrowded.

Go Golfing Achill Golf Club has a 9 hole links and is situated in the picturesque countryside typical of Achill Island. Par 35 Links. Contact: Achill Golf Club, Keel. Tel: 098 43456 | Web: http://www.achillgolf.com/

Mulranny Golf Course is a 9 hole links that puts a premium on accuracy. Contact: Mulranny Golf Club, Mulranny. Tel : 098 36262 | Web: https://mulrannygolfclub.com/

Outdoor Adventure Achill Outdoor Education Centre Based in Cashel, Achill this centre offers activities such as kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing, rock climbing, hill walking, orienteering for those aged between 7 and 64. Contact: Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Achill. Tel: 098 47253 | Web: https://www.achilloutdoor.com /

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A Guide to Achill Island In Mayo (Where To Stay, Food, Pubs + Attractions)

By Author Gillian Birch

Posted on Last updated: December 29, 2023

A Guide to Achill Island In Mayo (Where To Stay, Food, Pubs + Attractions)

The stunning Achill Island is one of the most breath-taking places to visit in Mayo .

Achill is the largest of the Irish Isles, located on the west coast of County Mayo, a stone’s throw from the lively town of Westport .

Although it’s an island, it’s easily accessible by road thanks to the Michael Davitt Bridge. It’s a strong Irish-speaking region with breathtaking scenery, beaches and villages.

In the guide below, you’ll discover everything from things to do on Achill to places to stay and much more.

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Some quick need-to-knows before visiting Achill

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Although a visit to Achill Island in Mayo is fairly straightforward, there are a few need-to-knows that’ll make your visit that bit more enjoyable.

1. Location  

Achill Island is a rural retreat on Ireland’s west coast, in extreme west County Mayo. It is separated from the mainland by the Achill Sound with a bridge. The nearest towns of any size are Westport and Castlebar (50km and 60km away respectively).

2. Endless things to do   

It’s surprising how many things there are to do on Achill Island. This remote island is steeped in 5000 years of history with megalithic tombs and forts. High cliffs and peat bogs provide hikers with many spectacular views and wildlife encounters while pubs and restaurants offer great seafood, live music and craic.  

3. How to get to Achill Island 

You need a car to get around Achill Island but you can get to the area by car (N5 motorway), plane, train or bus. Achill is 75 minutes’ drive from Ireland West Airport Knock (IATA Code NOC). Rail services run from Dublin to Westport and Castlebar and there’s a national bus service. 

About the incredible Achill Island

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Achill Island has a population of around 2500 in several coastal communities including Keel, Dooagh and Dugort. It’s a wonderful place for hikers, foodies, historians and beach lovers.  

Achill topography and terrain

Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, this western point of County Mayo covers over 36,500 acres although 87% of it is peat bog.

Achill’s 128km coastline includes stunning sandy coves and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland on the north side of Croaghaun Mountain , 688m above sea level.

These are also the third highest cliffs in Europe, and nearly three times higher than the more famous Cliffs of Moher in Clare. 

Gaelic traditions 

Achill is a Gaeltacht stronghold with many locals speaking Irish as well as English. Traditional sports abound including Gaelic football and hurling along with golf, fishing, surfing and all types of watersports. 

Things to do on Achill

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So, as there’s an almost endless number of places to visit here, we’ve created a dedicated guide to the best things to do on Achill Island .

Below, you’ll find a quick overview of what there is to see and do (here’s the full guide !).

1. The Atlantic Drive   

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When it comes to scenic drives, the Atlantic Drive on Achill Island takes some beating. Ignore the Currane Loop and start from Michael Davitt Bridge. The route is well signposted as you head to Kildavnet church and tower house.

The road from Cloughmore to Dooega offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Ireland and is not to be rushed! View the uninhabited island of Achillbeg, Dún na Glaise promontory fort and Clare Island before ascending steeply to look down on rocky Ashleam Bay, a famous Achill landmark. Atlantic Drive continues through Dooega to Minaun Heights (466m) and dramatic views of Keel before completing the loop. 

2. Beaches Galore  

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Achill Island is home to some of the best beaches in Mayo . Keem Bay is one of Ireland’s finest beaches and is frequently listed in the world’s Top 50.

Neighbouring Keel Beach (Trawmore Strand) is popular for its surf school and watersports while Dooega Beach is a sheltered summer resort for families.

Dugort is home to two beaches – the main Dugort Beach which hosts the annual New Year’s Day dip for hardy locals and beautiful Golden Strand, 2km east.

3. The Croaghaun Sea Cliffs 

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The Croaghaun cliffs are a dramatic sight, towering 688 metres above the churning Atlantic waves. The sheer cliffs are the highest in Ireland but are inaccessible by road. You can hike along the cliff top from Keem Bay or view them by boat from the sea.

Look out for the peregrine falcons (fastest diving birds on earth) that nest on the cliffs and the dolphins, whales and basking sharks that inhabit the sea below. 

4. Watersports

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With its sandy beaches, freshwater lake and Blue Flag waters, Achill Island is a great destination for watersports enthusiasts. Keel Strand is the place to head for surfing with easy access, surf school and equipment hire.

The 3km bay is good for windsurfing although novices may prefer the less choppy waters on nearby Keel Lake. It’s a top spot for canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and kitesurfing. Snorkellers and scuba divers can explore the Blueway Marine Trails and Achill is known for its sea angling and shark fishing. 

5. The Great Western Greenway

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Although the Great Western Greenway does not continue onto Achill Island, the 42km rail trail is a fantastic way to reach Achill Island on foot or bicycle. The traffic-free Greenway runs from Westport to Achill.

It’s the longest off-road trail in Ireland, following the former railway which closed in 1937. The trail runs through the pretty villages of Newport and Mulranny offering scenic coastal views for most of the route.

Achill Island accommodation  

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Achill Island has all types of accommodation for visitors, from village inns and scenic AirBnbs to historic hotels in harbour-front villages.

In our Achill accommodation guide, you’ll find some that should suit most budgets (if visiting during the summer, book as far in advance as you can, as accommodation gets snapped up quickly here).

Places to eat on Achill

Places to eat

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Achill Island offers tasty cuisine from cosy cafés and pubs to upscale seafood restaurants. We’ll name-drop a few of our personal favourites here including The Cottage at Dugort for breakfast/brunch and the Hot Spot Takeaway on Main Street, Achill Sound which does pizzas, Indian and fast food for a quick lunch. 

The Diner at Bunacurry is another casual spot – the burgers are unreal! Finally, drop into the family-run McLoughlins Bar , voted Achill Island’s favourite pub, with live music and a roaring fire. 

Pubs on Achill

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Achill Island is worth visiting for the brilliant pubs alone with many old-school pubs racking up rave reviews. Search out brilliant Lynott’s Pub or the mighty Annexe Inn at Keel for Trad Nights.

Then there’s Ted’s Bar , Cashel with a 1950s ambience and Patten’s Bar in Achill, one of the oldest licensed premises on the island.

FAQs about visiting Achill Island in Mayo

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from can you drive over to Achill to what there is to see when you arrive.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

Can you drive to Achill Island?

Yes! You can drive straight over to Achill Island thanks to a nice big bridge connecting the island to the mainland.

Can you stay on Achill?

Yes. However, accommodation on Achill, particurally during the summer months, can be hard to come-by.

Is there much to do on Achill?

There’s everything from beaches and watersports to hikes, walks and scenic drives that you can head off on.

How long do you need on Achill Island?

A minimum of 2.5 hours is need to see Achill. However, the more time the better. You could easily spend 2+ days here.

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Travel across the Curraun Peninsula to reach Achill Island, joined to the mainland by bridge.The parish of Achill includes Achill Island and parts of the Currane Peninsula in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. This area is steeped in history and, despite its remote location, has produced or attracted a rich array of famous people and fascinating characters. The area hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. With its Atlantic location, five Blue Flag beaches and breathtaking mountain landscape, Achill provides an unrivalled arena for outdoor activities and watersports of all types. Achill's romantic setting has also proved to be an inspirational creative retreat for artists and writers including Paul Henry, Heinrich Boll and Graham Greene. The Atlantic waters around Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula are home to a wide range of sealife and varieties of fish, making the area one of the best sea angling destinations in Ireland. Whether sea angling from a charter boat or casting from from the shore, fishing on Achill is a popular and - often - highly rewarding outdoor activity.

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Achill Facts & Figures

An unordered collection of facts, figures and statistics relating to Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland. This page is intended as an at-a-glance resource for journalists preparing articles or reports involving Achill.

Principal sources are:

McNally, Kenneth – Achill Island (1973, David & Charles) McDonald, Theresa – Achill Island: Archaeology, History, Folklore (1997, IAS Publications)

  • Achill is the largest island off the Irish coast. Some 15 miles from east to west and 11 miles from north to south, its total area is about 57 square miles. Location is approximately 54 degrees north and 10 degrees west. Its coastline covers over 80 miles. (McNally p38)
  • The parish of Achill includes Achill Island, Achill Beg island (now uninhabited), Inishbiggle island and parts of the Curraun Peninsula.
  • Achill Island is joined to the County Mayo mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, a 200 yards long swing bridge that was opened in 1888 (McDonald p18)
  • Achill is the most mountainous island off Ireland. Its peaks include Slievemore (2,214ft / 671m), Croaghaun (2,192ft / 668m) and Minaun (466m). The Curraun Peninsula includes Curraun Hill (524m) and Polranny Hill (452m).
  • The north-east face of Croaghaun features almost perpendicular cliffs “said to be the highest sea cliffs in Europe” at c.2,000ft (606m) (McDonald p25).
  • Croaghaun also houses five corries lakes, one of which – Lough Bunnafreva West – is perched precariously at 1,500ft above sea level (McDonald p20). This area also has the lowest corrie lake in Ireland, Lough Nakeeroge East, at just 16m above sea level.
  • Achill Island has five Blue Flag beaches – Keem Bay, Dooega, Dugort (x2) and Keel (Trawmore Strand). (Source: An Taisce) The strand at Keel is 1.5 miles long (McNally p39) or, according to the Ordnance Survey, 2 miles / 3.3km
  • In 1932 a porbeagle shark weighing 365lb was caught with rod and line by Dr O’Donel Browne, an Irish big-game fisher. The head of this specimen was mounted and is displayed on the wall of the bar in the Achill Head Hotel, Keel. (McNally p62)
  • Other record fish caught off Achill include a 5.5kg Tub Gunard caught near Bullsmouth in 1973, and a Blue Shark caught off Achill Head in 1959 weighing 93.4kg (McDonald p24, quoting Irish Records & Specimen Weights, 1995)
  • Achill has enjoyed continuous settlement over a 5,000 years period (McDonald p1). Megalithic tombs on Achill, principally on the southern slopes of Slievemore, have been dated to the Neolithic period, 5,000 years ago (McDonald p27)
  • The Annals of Loch Ce in 1235 make reference to ‘Eccuill’, or Eagle Island. The name ‘Achill’ is generally interpreted as an anglicised form of ‘aquila’ from the Gaelic acaill. Though there is no documentary evidence, undoubtedly the island’s association with the eagle goes far back into folk history. (McNally, p13)
  • Achill was the last breeding place (in western Ireland) of the white-tailed sea eagle, the species being recorded there as late as 1875. The golden eagle became extinct in Achill about 1915; the last reliable sighting was on Slievemore mountain in 1910 (McNally p60)

Population of Achill Island, 1841-1991:

1841: 4,901 1851: 4,030 1861: 4,424 1871: 4,948 1881: 5,060 1891: 4,677 1901: 4,825 1911: 5,260 1926: N/A 1936: 4,808 1946: 4,918 1951: 4,906 1956: 4,493 1961: 4,069 1966: 3,598 1971: 3,129 1979: 3,089 1981: 3,190 1986: 3,148 1991: 2,500

Source: McNally p178 / CSO, Dublin

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    1. Keem Bay. Beautiful beach with stunning views. 2. Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre. They have a great collection of interesting fish found in Irish waters and some exotic sea life such as an octopus. 3. Atlantic Drive. From towers, abbeys, beaches, cliffs, single lane roads this island encompasses all of Ireland's tourist sights.

  9. Achill Island Guide (Food, Hotels + More in 2024)

    Achill Island is a rural retreat on Ireland's west coast, in extreme west County Mayo. It is separated from the mainland by the Achill Sound with a bridge. The nearest towns of any size are Westport and Castlebar (50km and 60km away respectively). 2. Endless things to do.

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    Address: Keel West, Keem, Co. Mayo For a striking reminder of how island life has changed and become less popular, head to the Deserted Village. It is home to between 80 and 100 stone cottages at the base of Slievemore Mountain.

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    Dookinella Beach - if you have a lucky you will see amazing waves and the waterfall right beside the sea. Ashleam Bay - one of the 5 blue flag beach in Achill. White Cliff of Ashleam @ wild Atlantic way Spectacular Cliff view, A bit rocky path walk from drive way down to the shore. Please ready your sport shoes for the above tour.

  12. 8 Best Things to Do on Achill Island

    5. A tlantic Drive. The Atlantic Drive at Dooega. The Wild Atlantic Way follows Ireland's spectacular west coast, and along with the Sky Road in Connemara the Atlantic Drive on Achill Island is one of the most dramatic. It follows the course of Achill Sound, giving great views across to mainland Ireland.

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    The Atlantic waters around Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula are home to a wide range of sealife and varieties of fish, making the area one of the best sea angling destinations in Ireland. Whether sea angling from a charter boat or casting from from the shore, fishing on Achill is a popular and - often - highly rewarding outdoor activity.

  14. Hillwalks, Hikes & Trails on Achill Island

    Achill Island offers two significant peaks, Slievemore mountain at 671m and Croaghaun at 668m. Croaghaun is remarkable for its north-east face which falls away dramatically from almost its peak down to sea level. These cliffs are said to be the highest in Europe.

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    Top Things to do on Achill Island. 1. Beach Hopping. Mayo is home to nine Blue Flag beaches and five of these are located on Achill Island - Keem Beach, Trawmore (Keel) Strand, Dugort Beach, Golden Strand and Dooega Beach. So, it's no exaggeration to say that Achill is home to some of the best beaches in Ireland.

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    Achill Island 2024: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor Explore Achill Island Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more. Hotels Things to Do Holiday Rentals Restaurants Travel Forums Flights Car Hire Add a Place See all photos Europe Ireland Western Ireland Province of Connacht County Mayo Achill Island

  17. About Achill Tourism

    Turasóireacht Acla CTR, or Achill Tourism CLG, is a limited company that was formally incorporated in 1998 to continue the work of preceding committees in promoting and developing Achill Island as a "Must See Now" visitor destination in Ireland. Opening hours for our tourist information centre and shop at Davitt Quarter, Achill Sound (F28 W9N7):

  18. Achill Tourism

    Achill Tourism, Mayo, Mayo, Ireland. 17,524 likes · 668 talking about this · 170 were here. We are the Official Tourist Information Office for Achill...

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  20. Achill Island

    Achill Island ( / ˈækəl /; Irish: Acaill, Oileán Acla) is the largest of the Irish isles and lies off the west coast of Ireland in County Mayo. It has a population of 2,345. [2] Its area is around 148 km 2 (57 sq mi). Achill is attached to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge, between the villages of Achill Sound and Polranny.

  21. Achill Facts & Figures

    Achill Facts & Figures - Achill Tourism Achill Facts & Figures An unordered collection of facts, figures and statistics relating to Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland. This page is intended as an at-a-glance resource for journalists preparing articles or reports involving Achill. Principal sources are: McNally, Kenneth - Achill Island (1973, David & Charles)