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.


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, 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.

Strong Line-Up Announced for 2023 Battle for the Lake

The line-up of musical acts for the 2023 Battle for the Lake watersports and music festival has been announced, and its going to be a cracker!

The event takes place on the weekend of 29th September to 1st October, with the watersports elements based on Keel lake and beach. The music, including a set from The Hothouse Flowers, takes place at The Valley House. More details …

New D.S. Lucy Golden Crime Novel Released

The third novel in the D.S. Lucy Golden crime series, written by Martina Murphy, has been released. Titled ‘The Reckoning’, this thriller is again set on Achill Island and is a page-turner with more twists than Ashleam road. Martina called in to Achill Tourism for a local launch of the new book. View more details.

Féile Chill Damhnait Details Announced

Full listings of events for the 2023 Kildownet Festival have been revealed. The events start on 9th August and run to Sunday 20th August. Some events are ticket-only so please book early! Read full festival listings.

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Achill Tourism Launches Xplore Achill app

A new, free, interactive smartphone app for Achill has been launched on the Xplore Local network. Find out more …

Banshees of Inisherin Wins Four BAFTAs

The Banshees of Inisherin, filmed largely on Achill Island, won four BAFTAs at the 2023 awards ceremony, from ten nominations. Full details …

BAFTA awards and nominations for The Banshees of Inisherin

Martin McDonagh and Colin Farrell share a joke on set of The Banshees of Inisherin, on location at Cloughmore, Achill Island

Banshees of Inisherin Wins Big at Golden Globes

The Banshees of Inisherin, filmed extensively on location on Achill Island, has won three Golden Globe awards. Full details …

Taylor Swift Wants Banshees Pub on Achill to be Rebuilt

Global superstar Taylor Swift has revealed she wants the fictional pub JJ Devines, made for the Banshees of Inisherin film, to be rebuilt … so that she can visit! Full details …

Taylor Swift and Martin McDonagh on Variety's 'Director on Director'

We’ll call it the start! The Banshees of Inisherin Film Released

The film The Banshees of Inisherin, filmed extensively on Achill Island, has gone on general release in Ireland, the UK and Europe. Find out more

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

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 …

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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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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