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Achill Island

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Achill Island is the largest island off the west coast of Ireland. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge at Achill Sound.

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Cities[edit]

The main villages of Achill are (from the west) Dooagh, Pollagh, Keel, Dookinella, The Valley, Bunacurry, Cashel, Dooega, Saula, Ashleam, Dereens, Cloughmore, Achill Sound and Currane.

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Understand[edit]

Achill is an island but is connected to the mainland of Ireland by a bridge at Achill Sound. The bridge spans about 100 metres and allows two lanes of traffic to pass onto the island.

Talk[edit]

They speak traditional Irish as well as English.

Get in[edit]

You can get to Achill by car or bus. One bus per day departs from Achill to Westport in the morning and returns in the evening (timetable).

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Achill has a beautiful little sandy beach - Keel Bay. The view from Menaun Heights towards this bay is spectacular.

Do[edit][add listing]

Various stunning beaches make this a popular holiday location for the locals.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Bayside Bistro, Keel, 09843798, [1]. Family friendly sea food restaurant  edit


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Stay safe[edit]

Achill Island is a very safe place for visitors - just watch out for sheep on the roads if driving: many upland grazing areas are unfenced and so sheep often wander along and across the island's roads.

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