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Croagh Patrick Cave and West Summit Trek from Westport Area
"In the early 19th century a man who came to be known as ‘Bob of the Reek’ made his home near the summit of the mountain. He spent the next fourteen years assisting pilgrims in their quest to reach the peak. Winter months were spent in the company of friends at the foot of Croagh if one is to believe that the structure known as ‘Bob of the Reek’s Cave’ was his home. This ‘cave’ which is actually more reminiscent of a medieval holy well faces due north and is very high on the mountain. There is also some controversy as to the true identity of Bob of the Reek. Locals in Lecanvey Village on the northwest side claim him as Robert Geraghty
From EUR30.00
 
Croagh Patrick Pilgrims Hike from Westport Area
"Our first stop is at the statue of St. Patrick normally a ten to fifteen minute walk on an easy gradient. Even at this early stage you will be stunned by the views of Clew Bay and its islands including the birdlike shape of Dorinish which was once owned by John Lennon and the distant guardian of the bay itself – Clare Island once the home of the pirate Grace O’Malley. Looking north
From EUR25.00
 
Guided Connemara Day Tour from Galway
"You depart Galway in the morning north along the Wild Atlantic Way your fully trained and your local driver guide will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill. You will then head west along the southern shores of Connemara looking out across Galway Bay. As your tour passes through the picturesque villages of Barna Furbo Spiddal and Inverin
From EUR47.00

More Things to Do in Achill Island

Baile na hAilte: hard to pronounce, easy to love

The village of Baile na hAilte has been virtually untouched since it was inhabited. Baile na hAilte sits on the top of a hill overlooking the waters of Achill Sound, and tells a lot about life in the...
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Mar 06, 2005

Sheep and Wellies: Irish Archaeology

The Deserted Village atop Slievemore Mountain is one of Ireland's most famous archaeological sites. It's a bit of a hike over some uneven ground (including a small creek), but it’s worth it. The...
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Mar 06, 2005

Surf's Up: Keem Beach

When you think of Ireland, you might not think of sandy beaches. Well, meet Keem Beach. It's the most Western point of the Achill Island, the largest island off the coast of Ireland (that's not saying...
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sarahjayn
Mar 06, 2005

Watch A Sunset over Keel Lough

Apart from Minaun Heights and the Northern Coastline, Keel Lough is probably the best spot for watching the sun set. In addition to its scenic value, Keel Lough provides some good fishing. It's not...
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RhineRoll
Jul 15, 2004

Kildavnet Graveyard

Kildavnet Graveyard is an atmospheric spot on the Atlantic drive close to Kildavnet Tower. The cemetery has been used since mediaeval times, and given the appropriate light conditions, there...
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RhineRoll
Jul 15, 2004

Keem Bay, Different Perspective

Given the terrific beauty of this place, I hope you'll forgive me for repeating myself on recommending Keem Strand. This picture emphasizes the cove-like nature of Keem Bay. And the sheep and the...
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RhineRoll
Jul 15, 2004
 
 
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Trawmore Beach

Trawmore is one of Achill's five Blue Flag beaches and also the Island's largest one (Trà Mhor -- Irish Gaelic for "big strand"). Its southerly direction and shallow turqoise waters should increase...
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Jul 15, 2004

Keel Village

In spite of the ongoing, not always sensitive development, Keel still offers some atmospheric corners, especially its lower part between the main road and the beach. With the sun shining on the white...
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Jul 15, 2004

Take the Atlantic Drive

The Atlantic Drive is a signposted route leading you to Achill's best coastal scenery and many interesting places along the way.The picture takes in the scenery across Clew Bay with Clare Island and...
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Jul 15, 2004

Drive up Minaun Heights

When the weather is fine, this is a drive not to be missed. The road starts in Cashel and after having passed some peat bog badlands, you must make a right hand turn up the hill (otherwise you'll end...
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Jul 15, 2004

Kildavnet Castle

Kildavnet Castle is probably a watchtower dwelling guarding the waters of Achill Sound. It is attributed to the 16th century pirate queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaile) who had her operational base on...
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RhineRoll
Jul 15, 2004

Watch Out for Magical Things to Happen!

I have never seen a rainbow like this one which appeared one evening above Trawmore Bay. It seems to have been caused by a low isolated shower cloud being lit by the setting sun. The second rainbow to...
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Jul 15, 2004

Keem Bay and Beach

Pictures and words can only render an approximation -- this place has to be seen to believed. Simply stunning. That lunatic swimming in the 14 °C cold water is my dad BTW!
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Jul 15, 2004

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