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Attractions:

Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre
Achill Experience, Keel
Aquarium, ‘boley’ house cottage, Achill history & culture. Tel. 098 43292.
Mon – Sun: 10.30am – 5.00pm.

Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre & Gift Shop
Achill Island Sea Salt, Bunnacurry
Gift shop open Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm. Guided factory tours every Friday & selected Saturdays. 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 Fridays at noon (+ selected Saturdays)

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Achill Tourism Keel Office, next to The Chalet, Keel
18 hole mini-golf course (with obstacles!). Family rate €14 or adults €5 and children €3.50. Tel 098 20400.
Open daily 11am – 7pm (closed for lunch 2-2.30pm; last entry 6.15pm)

Woodland Faerie Trail
Woodland Faerie Trail, The Valley House, Valley
Further info: Tel 085 216 7688.
Open daily 11am – 9pm

Health & Wellness:

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

Leisure Centre
Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny
Swimming pool, gym & suite (sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub). Tel. 098 36000
Open daily.

Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Relax, Revive, Reconnect – and enjoy an ancient Celtic treatment. Available daily by appointment only. Call Mari on 087 717 1713
11am – 7pm by appointment.

Galleries & Crafts:

Craft Shop
The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop, Keel
Crafts, books, paintings, prints, clothing, accessories & gifts. Tel: 086 8542009
Daily from 10.00am – 17.00pm

Dánlann Yawl Art Gallery
Dánlann Yawl Art Gallery & Achill Painting School, Owenduff, Tonragee
Gallery & coffee shop open daily. Please call 098 36137
11am – 4pm (approx).

Design & Crafts
The Top Drawer and Pantry, Keel.
Come and be guided through our Achill Art & Design Trail. Tel: 087-961-4202
Daily 11am – 5pm.

Art Exhibition
Western Light Art Gallery, Sandybanks, Keel.
Showing paintings, sculpture, photography & prints. ‘Edge of Light’ exhibition continues over the summer. Enquiries – contact Sean & Margaret Cannon 098 43325
Mon – Sat 11.00am – 5.00pm, Sun 12 noon – 5.00pm

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
Mon – Sat, 11am – 5pm daily

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.

Clare Island Ferries (O’Grady’s)
O’Grady’s Clare Island Ferries
Weekly sailings from Cloughmore to Clare Island. Also Roonagh/Clare Island. Call 086 851 5003 or 087 900 4115
Daily / Weekly Sailings

Croaghaun Cliffs Boat Trips
Geraghty Charters, Dugort Pier
Boat trips around Achill including to Croaghaun Cliffs. Weather dependent. Call 086 269 5851
Weather / tide dependent.

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

Deserted Village Guided Walk
Achill Isle Walks. Meet at Deserted Village, Slievemore.
Booking essential: Tel 087 638 3610.
Mon – Sat, 11.00am

Pony Trekking & Pony Camp
Calvey’s Equestrian Homestay & Pony Trekking Centre, Slievemore, Keel
Pony camps running weekly. Booking essential. Tel 087 988 1093.
Open daily for treks & lessons

Surf Camp, Surf Lessons, Kitesurfing & SUP Excursions
Blackfield Watersports, Closhreid & Keel Beach.
For details Tel 089 422 1553.
Daily

Surfing & Kayaking Lessons & Camps
Achill Surf & Kayak, Keel Beach.
For details Tel 085 155 4376.
Daily


Wednesday 14th August:

Clare Island Ferry
Cloughmore
O’Grady’s Ferries service to Clare Island. Contact 086 851 5003 to book. Tickets available from Achill Tourism office, Achill Sound.
Dep. 9.30am / Ret. 3.30pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Fitness Bootcamp
Festival HQ @
Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Fitness bootcamp with Pamela followed by healthy breakfast. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
10.00am

Féile Chill Damhnait: Sea Angling Competition
Depart Céibh Bheag
Rods down 10.00am, rods up 4.00pm. €50pp. Limited places. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
10.00am

Boat Trip to Croaghaun Cliffs
Dugort Pier
Geraghty Charters offers two-hour boat trips to Croaghaun Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Weather dependent. Call 086 269 5851.
11.00am / 2.00pm (weather dependent)

Féile Chill Damhnait: A Taste of Achill
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
By Achill’s award-winning chef Antony Holland. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
2.30pm

Kid’s Summer Party / Disco
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Come along and join in the fun! €4 each.
7.00 – 9.00pm

Drop-in Yoga Session
Achill Island Yoga Studio, Achill Sound
Booking essential. €12 per person. Contact Rosaleen on 087 962 1581.
7.00 – 8.30pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Talk on Achill’s Coastguard Stations
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
With Frank Masterson. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
7.00pm

Live Music: Magic Wednesday
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Music with Swiftie, Liam, Gabriel & friends. All welcome!
8.00pm

Achill Wheelers Turbo Spinning Class
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
All you need is a bike, water and a towel. Contact Sean on 086 821 6435
8.30pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Monster Bingo
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Jackpot €200 plus other great prizes. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
8.30pm

Live Music with The McBrides
Wavecrest Hotel, Dooagh
Folk, trad and rock. All welcome.
9.30pm

Thursday 15th August:

Golf Competition
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
18 Hole Competition. Sponsor: Calvey’s of Achill. Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

Young At Heart Fitness Classes
Tonragee Gym, Tonragee
Fitness class. Details from Pamela@PB Fitness. Tel. 087 950 2630
10.00am

Féile Chill Damhnait: Grow Your Own Veg
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Talk and demo with John Sweeney. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
12.30pm

Talk on Climate Change
Keel Community Hall, Keel
Organised by the group ‘Extinction Rebellion’
7.00pm sharp

Féile Chill Damhnait: Talk, Mass & Blessing of the Graves
Kildavnet Cemetry
‘Short History of Kildownet Old Cemetery’ by Tomás Mac Sheáin (7.00pm). Followed at 7.30pm by Mass, Blessing of the Graves and visit to St. Dympna’s Well. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
7.00pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Mórtas Dúchais le Ceol, Craic, agus Cuideacht
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
A night of music and songs in the company of special guests to honour those who preserve Achill’s heritage. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
8.30pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Festival Table Quiz
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
9.00pm

Live Music with The McBrides
Wavecrest Hotel, Dooagh
Folk, trad and rock. All welcome.
9.30pm

Friday 16th August:

Golf Competition
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
18 Hole Open Competition. Sponsor: Óstán Oileán Acla. Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

Yoga at the Magic
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Morning yoga with Trish.
9.00am

Féile Chill Damhnait: Family Bootcamp
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Family boot camp with Pamela followed by healthy breakfast. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
10.00am

Achill Country Market
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
Achill Country Market returns for the summer with local foods, arts & crafts. Every Friday until 30th August.
11am – 1pm

Bingo in the Marquee
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome!
8.00pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Live Music
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Live music by Conan & Rose followed by No.1 Celtic Rock band ‘The Whistlin’ Donkeys’. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
8.30pm

Family Quiz Night
The Cross Bar, Dookinella
In aid of St. Thomas’ Church, Dugort. All welcome!
9.00pm

Live Music with The McBrides
Wavecrest Hotel, Dooagh
Folk, trad and rock. All welcome. Final night!
9.30pm

Live Music
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
All welcome.
10.00pm

Saturday 17th August:

Kildownet Golf Day
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

Yoga at the Magic
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Morning yoga with Trish.
9.00am

Keel Market
Keel Community Hall, Keel
All welcome to browse and shop locals produce and crafts.
10am – 1pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Jiving Classes & Session
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
With music from Jason Moyles. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
1.00pm – 4.00pm

Farming for Nature Walk
Kidvanet Castle
Free event but Registration Required.
2.00pm – 5.00pm

Dooniver & Askill Day
Dooniver Beach & Seomra Pobal
All welcome.
2.30pm

Live Sport on TV
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
On the big screen.
From 3.00pm

Yawl Racing
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
Patrick McLoughlin Memorial Cup. All welcome.
6.30pm

Live Music
Ted’s Bar & Restuarant, Cashel
All welcome.
9.30pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Live Music with Dramacode
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Presentation of prize from earlier events followed by live music. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
9.30pm

Live Music with Timmy O’Connor
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
His first appearance in Achill.
10.00pm

Achill Rovers Lotto Draw
Ted’s Bar & Restuarant, Cashel
All welcome.
10.00pm

Live Music with Callyanna
The Strand Hotel, Dugort
All welcome.
10.00pm

Live Music + Nightclub
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
Live music in bar with Henry Gawley followed by nightclub.
10.00pm til late!

Sunday 18th August:

Golf Competitions
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Paddy Lavelle golf competition. Sponsor: Mona & Michael Masterson. Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

Yoga at the Magic
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Morning yoga with Trish.
9.00am

Féile Chill Damhnait: Achill Lifeboat Station
Achill RNLI Lifeboat Station, Kildavnet
Meet the crew and view the Sam & Ada Moody lifeboat. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
2.00pm

Live Music + Joker Jackpot
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound.
Live music with The Molloys plus Jackpot Joker (Jackpot now at €3,000). Followed later by live music with Timmy O’Connor.
6pm – 8.30pm / 9.00pm

Live Music with Emerald Fire
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome!
6.30pm

Yawl Racing
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Michael McLoughlin Memorial Cup. All welcome.
7.00pm

Trad, folk & ballad sessions
The Cross Bar, Dookinella
All welcome.
8.00pm

Bingo & GAA Lotto Draw
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
All welcome.
8.00pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Live Music with Conan & Rose
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
Presentation of prize from earlier events followed by live music. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
9.30pm

Monday 19th August:

Yoga at the Magic
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Morning yoga with Trish.
9.00am

Boat Trip to Croaghaun Cliffs
Dugort Pier
Geraghty Charters offers two-hour boat trips to Croaghaun Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Weather dependent. Call 086 269 5851.
11.00am / 2.00pm (weather permitting)

Celebration of Wildlife in Achill: Nature Walk
Meet at Keel Lake
With environmental educator Michael Bell. All welcome to join this free family-friendly event.
1.00pm

Féile Chill Damhnait: Booklet Launch
Festival HQ @ Patten’s Bar & Marquee, Dereens
National Heritage Week Event: launch of booklet and unveiling of plaque on Atlantic Drive dedicated to Mna Acla. See Féile Chill Damhnait or facebook page
6.00pm

Achill Tales of Drama & Trauma
Achill Experience, Crumpaun, Keel
Presented by Patricia Byrne, author of ‘The Preacher & Prelate’ and ‘The Veiled Woman of Achill’.
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Whist Drive
Casadh an Taoille, Currane.
All welcome.
8.30pm sharp!

Live Music
Valley House Hostel & Bar, Valley
All welcome! Trad session led by John Butler on uileann pipes and Lisa Bean ui Cionnaith on fiddle.
9.00pm

Live Music
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
All welcome.
10.00pm

Tuesday 13th August:

Young At Heart Fitness Class
Tonragee Gym, Tonragee
For further details call Pamela at PB Fitness, 087 950 2630
10.00am

Holistic & Relaxation Morning
Keel Community Hall, Keel
All welcome to sample the treatments.
11am – 1pm

Celebration of Wildlife in Achill: Irish Seabirds
Dooagh N.S.
With NPWS Ranger Eoin McGreal. All welcome to join this free family friendly event.
3.00pm

Trad Tuesday @ Pure Magic
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Featuring local Achill musicians Lisa (fiddle) and John (uilleann pipes).
8.00pm

Live Music
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
All welcome.
10.00pm

Wednesday 21st August:

Clare Island Ferry
Cloughmore
O’Grady’s Ferries service to Clare Island. Contact 086 851 5003 to book. Tickets available from Achill Tourism office, Achill Sound.
Dep. 9.30am / Ret. 3.30pm

Boat Trip to Croaghaun Cliffs
Dugort Pier
Geraghty Charters offers two-hour boat trips to Croaghaun Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Weather dependent. Call 086 269 5851.
11.00am / 2.00pm (weather dependent)

Kid’s Summer Party / Disco
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Come along and join in the fun! €4 each.
7.00 – 9.00pm

Drop-in Yoga Session
Achill Island Yoga Studio, Achill Sound
Booking essential. €12 per person. Contact Rosaleen on 087 962 1581.
7.00 – 8.30pm

Live Music: Magic Wednesday
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Music with Swiftie, Liam, Gabriel & friends. All welcome!
8.00pm

Trad, folk & ballad sessions
The Cross Bar, Dookinella
All welcome.
8.00pm

Achill Wheelers Turbo Spinning Class
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
All you need is a bike, water and a towel. Contact Sean on 086 821 6435
8.30pm

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

Live Music with The McBrides
Wavecrest Hotel, Dooagh
Folk, trad and rock. All welcome.
9.30pm

Forthcoming Events:

September:

Painting Workshop
Dánlann Yawl School of Painting, Owenduff, Tonragee
Five day workshop. See Dánlann Yawl website for details.
2nd – 6th September

Tour de Achill
Achill Island
Achill Wheelers host their annual Tour de Achill cycling event.
Saturday 7th September

Battle for the Lake
Keel Lake
Annual kitesurfing and music festival. Battle for the Lake Achill Island.
27th – 29th September

October:

Talking Walls Festival
Achill Island
Annual event celebrating Achill’s history, culture and folklore.
12th – 20th October

Achill International Harp Festival
Achill Island
Annual festival celebrating the harp. More Details.
25th – 28th October

See Events Calendar for full year list of forthcoming events.