Please see COVID-19 Visitor Information for the latest restrictions under the National Framework for living with COVID-19.
Scroll down for details of all activities and other service providers that have now reopened or are due to reopen in the next week.
For details of outlets serving takeaway food, and pubs and restaurants providing outdoor service, please see our Eating & Drinking section.
We also have a printable guide listing all activities, shops, galleries, services, and food outlets that are open this week:
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The following businesses and service providers are now open. Some changes to normal practices, including reduced numbers and a requirement for advance booking, will be necessary to ensure safety – please follow all requests issued by each provider.
Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre
Achill Experience, Keel
45 minute Aquarium time slots available as well as self guided exhibitions on our local history in our Visitor Centre – Booking online is recommended to avoid disappointment 098 43292.
Mon – Sun 10am – 5.30 (last admittance is 5.30pm)
The Colony Tour
The Colony Tour, Dugort
Two-hour historical walking tour led by BAFTA winner writer and bardic poet Kevin Toolis. Booking required, via website. Tel 086 071 3973.
Tours Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
Croaghaun Sea Cliffs Boat Trip
Geraghty Charters / Blacksod Bay Safari
Scheduled trips to view the cliffs at Croaghaun, the highest sea cliffs in western Europe. Departs Dugort Pier. Three trips a day, starting 25th June. See Geraghty’s facebook page or Blacksod Safari facebook page.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – weather permitting
Galleries & Crafts:
Western Light Art Gallery, Sandybanks, Keel.
Showing paintings, sculpture, photography & prints. Signed copies of ‘Edge of Light’ book by Sean Cannon. Admission free. Wheelchair friendly. Enquiries – contact Sean & Margaret Cannon 098 43325
Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm; Sun 2pm – 5pm
The Art House Gallery
The Art House, beside Achill Sound Hotel, Achill Sound
Gallery and Craft shop. Contact Paraic on 086 241 3692.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Top Drawer & Pantry
Top Drawer & Pantry, Keel
Arts, crafts, souvenirs and clothing. Creative space of the ‘Live Simply’ brand. Private shopping appointments can be made outside opening hours. Tel. 087 961 4202.
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 3pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Cashel
Morning and afternoon camps available, with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, windsurfing, hillwalking, rockclimbing, archery, bushcraft and ecology, and personal wellbring & resilience training. Tel 098 47253.
10am – 12.30 / 2pm – 4.30pm
Travel & Transport:
Keem Bay Shuttle Bus
Keel to Keem Bay to Keel
Departs Keel Sandybanks camp site, pick-ups at Achill Head Hotel car park (Pollagh) and Lourdies ‘The Pub’ car park (Dooagh). Every 30 mins. €5 adult return; family ticket €15. Call to reserve seats: 083 899 7062
Every 30 mins. Every weekend in June. (Daily from July)
Geraghty Charters Boat Trips
Scheduled trips to view Croaghaun Cliffs or Inishkea Islands. Angling trips available. Departs Dugort Pier. Call 086 269 5851 or see facebook page
See facebook for next sailings
Open for browsing and borrowing. Tel. 098-20910
Tue-Wed 2-4pm/5-7pm. Fri-Sat 11-1pm/2-4pm.
KC’s Cleaning Services
KC’s Cleaning Service, Polranny (opp. GAA pitch)
House cleaning, business cleaning, property management, laundry services. Tel. 087 7144880
Laundry open Mon – Fri 9.30 – 6pm; Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Achill Tourism Visitor Information (Keel)
Achill Tourism Keel Office, next to The Chalet, Keel
Visitor information. Souvenirs and Achill gifts. Ice creams. Tel. 083 093 7193.
Open daily 11am – 7pm.
Achill Tourism Visitor Information (Achill Sound)
Achill Tourism Office, next to the Post Office, Achill Sound
Visitor information. Souvenirs and Achill gifts. Tel. 098 20400.
Open Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm.
Open for Takeaway Food:
The Salt Dock
Coffee Dock at Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre, Bunnacurry
Coffee and sweet treats. Tel. 098 47856
10am – 4pm over June BH Weekend.
Pubs, Bars, Cafes & Restaurants Open for Outdoor Service:
Achill Island Heritage Tours
Achill Guided coach Tour starting Mon 28th of June running 7 days a week. Taking in Keem Bay, Deserted Village, The Colony, Grainne Uaile Castle, Atlantic Drive with photo stops along the way. 10am pick up at Achill Seal Caves caravan park and 10.30 outside Barrett’s in Keel. 15 euro per person 40 euro family ticket 2 adults 2 children card payments accepted. 53 seater Coach Air conditioned and toilet on board. Tel. 085 850 5025 or see facebook page.
FROM 28TH JUNE: Daily, 10am at Achill Seal Caves (Dugort) or 10.30pm in Keel.
Beach Summer Camp
Weekly activity camp for children on Silver Strand beach, Dugort. Sports, games, beach safari, arts & crafts, sandcastle competition, and yoga & mindfulness. Monday-Friday 10am – 12.30pm, from July 19th. €50 per child. Email email@example.com for booking or more details.
FROM 19TH JULY: Weekly, 10am – 12.30pm.