Scroll down for listings of events and activities available in Achill this week. We also have a printable guide listing all activities, shops, galleries, services, and food outlets that are open this week: Download / View PDF Version of What’s Open Guide (97kb)

For details of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, bar food and takeaways please see Eating Out in Achill.

Upcoming Events:

Achill Greenway parkrun
The weekly Achill Greenway parkrun takes place on the Greenway at Polranny at 9.30am every Saturday.
Runners, joggers and walkers welcome to this free event, part of the global parkrun initiative. Register at parkrun.ie to get official timings.
Every Saturday 9.30am.

Achill Sea Swimming
Dugort Beach 8am and 10am weekdays. Dooega Beach 9.30am and 6pm weekdays. Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am Dugort Beach / 10.30am Dooega Beach. See facebook.com/swimachill for latest updates.
Daily

Yoga On The Beach
Yoga sessions on Silver Strand beach, Dugort, with One Wave Yoga. All ages & abilities welcome. Booking essential, see onewave.ie.
Sun 29th May @ 12 noon

Mayo TradFest: 150 Year Pipe Band Celebration
As part of Mayo TradFest, Achill’s Dooagh Pipe Band welcome’s Manchester’s Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band as both celebrate 75 years of piping, a combined 150 years. Venue is McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound. All welcome!
Sun 29th May from 4pm

Visitor Attractions:

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 required. Online gift shop open 24/7. 098 43292.
Open Daily 10am – 4.45pm (last entry 4.45pm)

Achill Island Pub Tours
Custom guided tours for groups. Tel Colum for details: 087 238 3692.
By appointment.

Achill Island Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Please book in advance. Gift vouchers also available. Tel 087 717 1713 or email achillseaweedbaths@gmail.com.
Open by appointment, get in touch to book.

Achill Seaweed Hot Tubs on the Beach
New to Achill for 2022! Oak whiskey barrels with heated seawater and filled with seaweed. Located on Keel beach (behind the Bervie). Email achillseaweedhottubs@gmail.com or call 085 184 1067 to book your slot.
Open weekends during May

Eskape Beauty Seaweed Baths
Eskape Beauty Salon & Seaweed Baths, Shraheens, Achill Sound
Booking required. Tel 086 195 3828 or book online at eskapebeauty.com.
Open by appointment, get in touch to book.

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Located beside The Chalet restaurant, Keel. More Info or call 083 0937193.
Open daily, 11am – 7pm

The Colony Tour
BAFTA award-winning journalist and writer Kevin Toolis provides a fascinating historical tour of The Colony in Dugort, looking at the life of founder Edward Nangle and its position in Irish history. 1.5 hours, outdoors. Booking open now – see thecolonytour.com.
Sundays during May / Wednesdays & Sundays from 1st June

Achill Island Alpacas
A unique trekking experience for all the family! Guiding our two beautiful alpacas at Golden Strand beach, Dugort. Booking required via facebook Book Appointment tool.
By Appointment

Galleries & Crafts:

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 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.
Open by appointment.

Kieran Sweeney Crafts & Knitwear
Kieran Sweeney Crafts & Knitwear, Achill Sound
Tel. 098 45227.
Open daily Mon – Sat

Top Drawer & Pantry
Top Drawer & Pantry, Keel
Gift Shop and Creative space of the ‘Live Simply’ brand. We nurture, support and promote local design, craft and art. Private shopping appointments an be made outside opening hours. Tel. 087 961 4202.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 4pm

Outdoor Activities:

Achill Bikes (Bicycle Hire)
Achill Bikes, Keelwest
Bicycle hire. Tel. 00353 (0)98 43301.
Booking Required.

Achill Sound Bike Hire
Achill Sound Bike Hire. Polranny.
Booking essential: Tel 086 821 6435.
Booking Required.

Achill Outdoor Education Centre
Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Cashel
Available for school tours. Tel 098 47253.
By appointment.

Golf (9 Hole Links Course)
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel Sandybanks.
Green fees apply. Call to book. Tel 098 43456.
Booking Required.

Guided Walks
Achill Isle Walks
Guided tours and hill walks by Failte Ireland qualified guide of Achill including Keem Loop Walk, Minaun, Slievemore, and Croaghaun to view the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. Surrounding areas of Mayo Nephin and Mweelrea are also covered. Guided historical walk through Achill’s famous Deserted Village. See achillislewalks.ie for more info or call Gerard on 086 843 9683.
By appointment.

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Located beside The Chalet restaurant, Keel. More Info or call 083 0937193.
Open daily, 11am – 7pm

Achill Seaweed Hot Tubs on the Beach
New to Achill for 2022! Oak whiskey barrels with heated seawater and filled with seaweed. Located on Keel beach (behind the Bervie). Email achillseaweedhottubs@gmail.com or call 085 184 1067 to book your slot.
Open weekends during May


 

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Retail:

Calvey’s Butchers & Farm Store
Calvey’s Butchers, Keel.
Achill Mountain Lamb. Tel. 098-43158
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Ketterick’s Butchers
Ketterick’s Butchers, Achill Sound
Family butchers. Tel. 098-45218
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Mac Savers
Mac Savers, Achill Sound
Supermarket. Tel. 086 172 8903
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Molloy’s Pharmacy
Molloy’s Pharmacy, Achill Sound.
Lifestyle pharmacy & health store. Tel. 098 45248
Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm.

Sweeneys Supervalu
Sweeneys Supervalu, Achill Sound
Supervalu supermarket with butcher counter, deli & coffee dock. Tel. 098 45211
Mon – Sat 7.30am – 8.30pm. Sundays 8am – 7pm

The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop, Keel
Local crafts, books, prints, clothing and more. Open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Tel: 086 854 2009


 

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Travel & Transport:

Achill Cabs Taxi & Bus Hire
Achill Cabs Taxi & Bus Hire, Achill Island
Call Colum 087 238 3692
Booking Required.

Achill Coaches
Achill Coaches, Dooagh
23 seater luxury coach. Available for private hire all year round. 085 850 5025
Booking Required.

Clare Island Ferries (O’Grady’s)
O’Grady’s Clare Island Ferries
Weekly sailings from Cloughmore to & from Clare Island. Call 086 851 5003 or 087 900 4115
Wednesdays

O’Malley Ferries (Clare Island)
O’Malley Ferries (Clare Island)
Ferries to Clare Island as part of the Clew Bay Bike Trail. Call 087 660 0409
Roonagh to Clare Island return 4 times daily

Mr. G. Taxi Service
Mr. G. Taxi
Call 089 701 1067
Call for service


 

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Services:

Achill Community Laundry
Achill Community Laundry
Full laundry services to households & businesses. Tel. 098-43041
Book in Advance.

Library
Achill Sound
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

Babysitting Service
Tots’n’Teens
Contact Mary B on 087 629 2878
Available on request.

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.

Achill Tourism Visitor Information (Keel)
Office and shop located next to The Chalet restaurant, Keel
Visitor information. Souvenirs and Achill gifts. Tel. 098 20400.
Open Daily 10am – 4pm.

Great Western Greenway Visitor Information (Mulranny)
Old Station House, behind Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny.
Visitor information. Visitor information, snacks, ices and drinks..
Open Daily 10am – 4pm.

Gteic@Acaill Digital Hub
Achill Sound. Workspaces, meeting and video-conferencing facilities with high-speed broadband. Tel. 098 43292.
Open Daily.

Eskape Beauty Salon & Seaweed Baths
Eskape Beauty Salon & Seaweed Baths, Shraheens, Achill Sound
Booking required. Tel 086 195 3828 or book online at eskapebeauty.com.
Open by appointment, get in touch to book.

Irish Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Online therapy from the convenience of your own home or location. Counselling via phone, text or video for issues including grief, depression, relationship issues, anxiety and addition. See www.counsellingonline.ie or email info@counsellingonline.ie.
Open daily


 

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