Achill Island & the Currane Peninsula, Ireland

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.

Granuaile’s Tower, Kildavnet, Achill IslandFor 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. – extensive listings of Achill Island accommodation including hotels, guesthouses, self-catering, bed and breakfast, hostels and camp/caravan sites.