What’s On This Week in Achill

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Open Daily:


Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre
Achill Experience, Keel
Aquarium, ‘boley’ house cottage, Achill history & culture. Tel. 098 43292
Open daily 10.30am – 17.00pm

Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre & Gift Shop
Achill Island Sea Salt, Bunnacurry
Booking is required – €7 per adult, booking online at www.achillisialndseasalt.ie or call 098 47856 or 087 759 0499
Daily 12 noon – 12.45pm

Outdoor Activities:

Guided Walk of Deserted Village
Achill Isle Walks
Guided walking tours of the Deserted Village (Slievemore) and half- or full-day hillwalking.
Contact Gerard on 086 843 9683
Available on request.

Woodland Faerie Trail
Valley House, Valley.
Entry €2.
Daily 10.00am to dusk.

Surf Lessons
Blackfield Surf School, Keel
Contact 086 405 2765 to book or further info.
Available daily.

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Beside The Chalet, Keel
Call into tourism information office, next to Post Office, for clubs, balls and scorecard.
Daily 10.00am to 8.00pm.

Pony Camp
Calvey’s Equestrian Centre, Keel
Weekly pony camps, Monday – Thursday, day option also available. Booking advised, call 087 988 1093
09.30am to 1.00pm.

Summer Activity Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Cashel
Activities inc. Surfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Coasteering, Rockclimbing. 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm. Please contact 098 47253 or 0852104326 to book.
Daily 10.00am to 17.00pm.

Boat Trips to Croaghaun Cliffs
From Dugort Pier
09785741 Geraghty Charters. Weather permitting.
Weather dependent.

Health & Wellness:

Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Available by appointment. Call Mari on 087 717 1713
11am – 2pm

Bio-Energy Therapy
Achill Bio-Energy Therapy, Slievemore Road, Keel
Call Agata 087 936 2097
10am – 8pm

Leisure Centre
Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny
Swimming pool, gym & suite (sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub). Tel. 098 36000
Open daily.

Galleries & Crafts:

Gallery & Craft Shop
Lakefield Gallery: Achill Bogwood Sculptures, Blackfield Clothing Studio & local crafts, Slievemore Road, Keel
Contact Sabine 087 6648237
11am – 5pm

Art Exhibition
The Art House, Davitt Quarter, Achill Sound
Paintings, ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography and drawings.
Contact Pauric 086 2413692
11am – 5pm

Art Exhibition
Western Light Art Gallery, Keel.
Enquiries tel 098 43325
Mon – Sat 11.00am – 17.00pm, Sun 12 noon – 16.30pm

Design & Crafts
The Top Drawer and Pantry, Keel.
Come and be guided through our Achill Art & Design Trail.
Open daily.

Crafts @ The Beehive
The Beehive, Keel.
Irish designer knitwear, handcrafted ceramics, plus cards, prints and crafts.
Daily 10.00am to 5.30pm.

Other Services:

Tour of Achill Island
Colum Ginnelly – Wild Atlantic Way Travel Cab & Bus Hire
Half- & full-day tours tailored to suit your needs.
Tel. Colum on 087 238 3692
As required.

Babysitting Service
Contact Mary B on 087 629 2878
Available on request.

Saturday 18th August:

Féile Chill Damhnait: Golf Competition
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Kildownet Golf Society Day. Contact club for details: 098 43456
from 08.30am

Summer Yoga Session
Pure Magic, Slievemore
€15.00. Bookings on 098 43859
9am – 10am / 15.00pm – 16.00pm

Keel Market
Keel Hall, Keel
Indoor market with local crafts and produce. All welcome.
10am – 13.00pm

Operation Transformation Walk
Saula National School
Achill Athletics Club hosts an Operation Transformation walk. All welcome – bring a friend!

Exhibition: History of Achill
Folklife Centre, Dooagh
Achill Archaeological Field School pop-up exhibition. Free event, come along to view historical artefacts and Achill heritage.
11am – 18.00pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Achill Beg Day
Achillbeg Island
Ferries depart Cloughmore from 11.30am to 12.50pm. Guided walk, kids entertainment, live music and more! Tickets from Achill Tourism or Achill Sound P.O.
Sailing: 11.30, 11.50, 12.10, 12.30, 12.50

Féile Chill Damhnait: Yawl Race
Achillbeg Island

Féile Chill Damhnait 2018
Festival HQ, marquee next to Patten’s Bar, Derreens
Golf Day Prizes Presentation / Annual Fireworks followed by music with ‘Dramacode’
21.30pm / 23.00pm

Play: ‘After Sarah Miles’
The Wavecrest, Dooagh
All welcome. Be early to get your seat! Tickets €10.00

Achill Rovers Lotto Draw
Lourdies, Dooagh
All welcome.

Live Music
Strand Hotel, Dugort
Live music..

Live Music + Nightclub
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
Live music followed by nightclub.

Sunday 19th August:

Summer Yoga Session
Pure Magic, Slievemore
€15.00. Bookings on 098 43859
09.00am – 10.00am

18 Hole Open Competition
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Féile Chill Damhnait 18 Hole Competition – Paddy Lavelle Cup. Contact club for details: 098 43456
from 09.00am

Achill Wheelers Group Cycle
Meet at Ted’s Bar Car Park, Cashel
All welcome. Call Sean on 086 821 6435 for details.

Féile Chill Damhnait: Boxing Club Open Day
Ashleam N.S.
With BBQ, junior disco and more!

Féile Chill Damhnait: History of Ashleam
Ashleam Bay
Talk, ‘History of Ashleam’, by Tomas Mac Sheain. Followed by official opening of ‘An Bohar Ban’ by Patrick Kilcoyne.

Sunday Music Session
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
All welcome.

Sunday Live Music Sessions
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
Live music sessions plus Joker Jackpot.

Bingo & Achill GAA Lotto Draw
Halla Acla, Achill Sound.
All welcome.

Music Session
The Cross Bar & Cafe, Dookinella
Open session – trad, folk & ballads.

Féile Chill Damhnait: Golf Presentation & Live Music
Festival HQ, marquee next to Patten’s Bar, Derreens
Golf presentation and live music with Tom McGinty

Monday 20th August:

Deserted Village Guided Walk
Deserted Village, Slievemore
Achill Isle Walks hosts a guided walk of the Deserted Village. €10 per person, €25 per family. Tel. 086 843 9683

Knitting, Crochet & Craft Group
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
All welcome.
19.00pm – 22.00pm.

Tuesday 21st August:

Young At Heart Fitness Classes
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
Details: Pamela 087 950 2630

Deserted Village Guided Walk
Deserted Village, Slievemore
Achill Isle Walks hosts a guided walk of the Deserted Village. €10 per person, €25 per family. Tel. 086 843 9683

Live Music
Pure Magic, Slievemore
Live music with Liam Donnelly and friends. Booking essential 098 43859

Family Quiz Night
The Cross Bar & Cafe, Dookinella
Family table quiz in aid of Achill Order of Malta – All Welcome!

Wednesday 22ndh August:

Ferry to Clare Island
Departs Cloughmore.
O’Grady’s Ferries service, Please contact (086) 8515003 to book.
Dep. 09.30am, Rtn. 15.30pm

Drop-In Yoga Session
Achill Island Yoga Studio, Achill Sound
€12.00 – Contact Rosaleen on 087 9621581 – booking is essential.
19.00pm – 20.30pm

Kids Summer Party / Disco
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
€3 each. Come along & join the fun!
19.00pm – 21.00pm

Trad/Ballad/Folk Session
The Cross Bar & Cafe, Dookinella
Musicians and singers welcome – All Welcome!

Whist Drive
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
All welcome.
20.30pm sharp!

Live Music
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
All Welcome!



Forthcoming Events:

Fri 24th August: Brendan Grace Live
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Fundraiser for Achill RNLI. Tickets €30 from the hotel, fundraising branch members, or call 086 783 6555

See Events Calendar.