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- Wild Atlantic Way
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! Achill Island – Your Adventure
The parish of Achill includes Achill Island and parts of the Currane Peninsula in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. 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. A large collection of books about Achill provides a wealth of information about this history, these people and other aspects of Achill’s history, culture and geography. Use the links above or the navigation on the right to find out more about Achill’s history, famous people and books.
For visitors considering a trip to Achill, our Local Services section includes details for a wide range of services that might be useful or necessary, including information on local banking facilities and church services as well as emergency numbers.
Achill Tourism can provide information and assistance with planning your visit to Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula, and this Web site includes extensive listings of accommodation on Achill Island and full information on travelling to Achill.