Achill Island Things to Do

  • rainbow phenomenon behind Trawmore Beach
    rainbow phenomenon behind Trawmore Beach
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  • view from Minaun to Blacksod Bay and Bangor Erris
    view from Minaun to Blacksod Bay and...
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    Keel Village
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  • 1. Achill Island

    Achill Island is also the place where part of Heinrich Boell's novel "Irisches Tagebuch" (Irish Journal) is set. This is the deserted village he describes in his book. It lies near Dugort at the foot...

  • 2. 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...

  • 3. 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...

  • 4. 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...

  • 5. 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...

  • 6. 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...

  • 7. 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...

  • 8. 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...

  • 9. 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...

  • 10. 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...

  • 11. 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...

  • 12. 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...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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...

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