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Open Daily:


Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre
Achill Experience, Keel
Aquarium, ‘boley’ house cottage, Achill history & culture. Tel. 098 43292.
Closed until 3rd February

Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre & Gift Shop
Achill Island Sea Salt, Bunnacurry
Gift shop open Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm. Guided factory tours every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 12 noon. Booking for tours is essential. Book online at www.achillisialndseasalt.ie or call 098 47856 or 087 759 0499. Minimum numbers required.
Gift Shop Mon-Fri 10am-4pm / Tours Tues, Thurs & Fri @ noon

Health & Wellness:

Bio-Energy Therapy
Achill Bio-Energy Therapy, Slievemore Road, Keel
Call Agata 087 936 2097
Daily 10am – 8pm

Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Relax, Revive, Reconnect – and enjoy an ancient Celtic treatment. Available Thursday, Friday & Saturdays by appointment only. Call Mari on 087 717 1713
Thurs, Fri & Sat 11.00am – 4.00pm by appointment.

Open Water Swimming Group
Dugort Silver Strand, Dugort
Join for a sea swim or dip. Contact 086 375 7355 for more info.
8am weekdays / 10am weekends

Galleries & Crafts:

The Art House Gallery
The Art House, beside Achill Sound Hotel, Achill Sound
Gallery and Craft shop. Well worth the visit! Full framing service also available. Contact Paraic on 086 241 3682. Black Friday Weekend – 25% off all crafts, candles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, soaps & textiles.
Friday & Saturdays, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Art Exhibition
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 11.00am – 5.00pm

Other Services:

Wild Atlantic Achill Tours
Colum Ginnelly – Wild Atlantic Way Travel Cab & Bus Hire
Half- & full-day tours tailored to suit your needs.
Tel. Colum on 087 238 3692
As required.

Babysitting Service
Contact Mary B on 087 629 2878
Available on request.

Achill Library
Achill Sound
Book lending including audio books, CDs and DVDs, access to online information, reference & local history sections. See mayolibrary.ie for more details.
Tues & Wed 2pm-7pm / Fri & Sat 11am-4pm

Thursday 16th January:

Young At Heart Fitness Classes
Tonragee Gym, Tonragee
Details: Pamela @PB Fitness 087 9502630

Whist Drive Card Game
Valley N.S., Valley
All welcome!
8.30pm sharp!

Friday 17th January:

Bingo Night!
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome!

Live Music
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
All welcome.

Saturday 18th January:

Operation Transformation Walk
Meet at Colaiste Acla, Dooega
All welcome.

Achill Ladies GAA Celebrate 21 Years
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Dinner followed by presentation, live music and DJ. Tickets €35 from MacSavers or contact Tara on 087 294 5409.

Traditional Music Session
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
All welcome.

Achill Rovers Lotto Draw
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome.

Sunday 19th January:

Sunday Steppers
Meet at Bullsmouth N.S.
Social walking / hiking. All welcome.

Live Music + Joker Jackpot
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound.
Live music plus Jackpot Joker (Jackpot now at €3,000).
6.00pm – 8.30pm

Live Music with John Butler
Valley House, Valley
All welcome.

Bingo & GAA Lotto Draw
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
All welcome.

Monday 20th January:

Card Game – 25s
Patten’s Bar, Dereens.
For coal and cash prizes.
8.30pm sharp!

Whist Drive – Card Game
Bullsmouth N.S., Dooniver
All whist enthusiasts welcome!
8.30pm sharp!

Whist Drive – Card Game
Casadh an Taoille, Currane
All whist enthusiasts welcome!
8.30pm sharp!

Tuesday 21st January:

Young At Heart Fitness Classes
Tonragee Gym, Tonragee
Details: Pamela @PB Fitness 087 9502630

Talk: Understanding Anxiety & Depression
Achill Library, Achill Sound
With Laura Coleman of Mayo Therapy Centre. All welcome to come along.

Whist Drive
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome.

Wednesday 22nd January:

Scoil Acla Music Classes
Bunnacurry N.S.
See Scoil Acla website for further details scoilacla.ie.
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Achill Wheelers Turbo Spinning Classes
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
All you need is a bike, water & towel – contact Sean for info 086 821 6435.

Whist Drive
Patten’s Bar, Dereens.
All welcome.
8.30pm sharp!

Forthcoming Events:

3rd February: Yoga Classes
Continuation of yoga classes at Achill Island Yoga Studio. Contact Rosaleen for further info on 087 962 1581

14th & 15th February: 9 to 5 The Musical
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society production of “9 to 5 The Musical”.

26th February: Race Night
Scoil Acla hosts a Race Night in Lourdies Pub, Dooagh, in Aid of Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo.

17th March: St Patrick’s Day Pipe Bands

9th & 10th May 2020: Scoil Acla hosts Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo

21st June (TBC): Achill Island Sandcastle Festival

18th – 19th July: Mayo International Kite Festival
See facebook.com/mayokitefest

25th July – 1st Aug: Scoil Acla 2020

25th – 27th September: Battle for the Lake
Kitesurfing & music festival. See battleforthelake.com

See Events Calendar for full year list of forthcoming events.