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.
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.
Achill Half Marathon 2024 Almost Full
Only a handful of places remain on both the Achill Half Marathon and the 10K run, due to take place on Saturday 6th July. More details …
Slievemore Heritage Trail Official Opening
The official opening of the new interactive Slievemore Heritage Trail on Achill Island takes place on Friday 16th February with Minister Dara Calleary. More details …
Keem Bay in World’s Top 20 Beaches
Achill’s Keem Bay has been listed in Lonely Planet’s Top 20 Beaches in the World.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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