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Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland

Lashed by the ocean, carved by the wind and swept by the rain, Achill Island, off Mayo is one of Ireland's most spectacular and beautiful places.

From hillwalking and outdoor activities to fishing and angling, from golf, painting or horseriding to surfing, windsurfing or scuba diving, your visit to Achill can be as active as you like. Or just relax with a coffee or a pint and a view of Achill's spectacular mountains, cliffs and five Blue Flag beaches. 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.

Situated at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, Achill Island typifies the raw wilderness of the Atlantic coastline. Soaring cliffs, windswept beaches, rich heritage and deserted boglands make Achill Island the perfect antidote to urban life. Achill is the fresh air playground of the Mayo coast; with a variety of adventure activities for you to get acquainted with while you’re here. And when you’ve had enough adrenalin for one day, absorb the work of our flourishing arts community, or get cosy in one of our local pubs … who knows, you might even join in a trad session!
The Atlantic Drive comprises over 40km of breathtaking coastal scenery that is ideal for touring by car, and even better by bicycle!
Achill's stunning landscape and rich history offer visitors a wide range of scenic attractions, beauty spots and places of interest. Achill always seems to have more places still to see on your next visit.

Achill Tourism can provide information and assistance with planning your visit to Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula. For more information on Achill Island and events happening, please see Achill Island Tourism www.achilltourism.com.

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