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Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula, in County Mayo, are the jewels in the crown of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Soaring sea cliffs, Blue Flag beaches, mountains, lakes and big Atlantic skies await you.

Accommodation

There’s a wide selection of places to stay across Achill, including hotelshostels, B&Bsguesthouses,  self-catering and caravan and camping.

Eating & Drinking

Traditional Irish food, fresh sea-food or an ice cream by the sea, Achill has numerous eating out choices for you. Eating Out in Achill.

What to Do

From water sports to walking trails, kite flying to fishing, relaxing on a stunning beach to cycling the superb landscapes, Achill has it all to offer. What to Do in Achill.


Welcome to achilltourism.com, your guide to Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula, Co. Mayo, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Discover Achill’s natural beauty including five Blue Flag beaches, the highest sea cliffs in Ireland, iconic Keem Bay, soaring mountains, corrie lakes, secluded (and secret) beaches, inland lakes and colourful flora, all set under huge and ever-changing Atlantic skies.


What’s On This Week

Guide to events on, activities available, local festivals, and businesses open in Achill this week.

Achill Weather

Three day, six day and long term weather forecasts for Achill Island, Curraun and surrounding area.

Achill Greenway parkrun

Run, jog or walk! Every Saturday morning, 9.30am start, at the Greenway in Polranny.


My Sailor, My Love to screen early 2023 in Ireland & UK

The movie My Sailor, My Love, which was filmed on location in Achill, will hit cinemas in Ireland and the UK in early 2023. The film’s world premiere received a warm welcome at the Toronto International Film Festival. Find out more …

Scene from My Sailor, My Love, with Achill scenery

Battle for the Lake poster

Fabulous Weekend in store at Battle for the Lake Achill Island

The line-up for the Battle for the Lake watersports and music festival has been announced, and its fabulous!

The event takes place from 30th September to 2nd October and as well as top class kitesurfing, windsurfing and standup paddleboarding there is a fantastic line-up of musical acts. Find out more


Colin Farrell wins Best Actor award for role in film shot in Achill

The Venice Film Festival has awarded Colin Farrell ‘Best Actor’ for his role in The Banshees of Inisherin, which was filmed on location on Achill Island (and Inishmore). The premiere of the film was one of the highlights of the 79th Venice festival and led to Farrell being tipped for an Oscar nomination. Find out more …


Culture Night at the Valley House, Achill Island

Three circus festivals in one weekend.

Achill hosts three circus-based events on one weekend from 23rd to 25th September 2022. All events are free but tickets will be required. More Details …


Keem Bay Named ‘Best Wild Swimming Spot in UK & Ireland’

A recent study has listed Achill’s Keem Bay as the top wild swimming spot in the British & Irish Isles. Read full story …

Keem Bay, Achill Island

Banshees of Inisherin Trailer Released

The official trailer for the movie ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ has been released. The film was shot on location here in Achill, as well as Inishmore on the Aran Islands. Read full story …


Achill in final five Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

Achill is one of the five finalists in The Irish Times competition for Best Place to Holiday in Ireland, in association with Fáilte Ireland. Read full story …

Irish Times Best Place to Holiday in Ireland graphic

Keem Bay with Irish Daily Mirror logo

Keem Bay Rated Ireland’s Best Beach

Irish Daily Mirror study puts Keem at #1 in Irish beaches, as rated by visitors. Dugort’s Silver Strand came in at #4 in the list. Read full story …


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Buy from our Online Store

Our online store has a choice selection of books, music, magazines, maps and more, all with an Achill connection, and all available to buy online with worldwide shipping. Visit Online Store.


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