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Open Daily:

Attractions:

Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre
Achill Experience, Keel
Aquarium, ‘boley’ house cottage, Achill history & culture. Tel. 098 43292.
Mon to Fri 10.30 – 4.00pm, Sat/Sun 11.30am – 3.00pm

Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre & Gift Shop
Achill Island Sea Salt, Bunnacurry
Gift shop open Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm. Guided factory tours every 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

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

Kieran Sweeney Crafts
Kieran Sweeney Crafts, Achill Sound
Crafts, paintings, prints, clothing, accessories & gifts. Tel: 098 45227
Mon – Sat 9.00am – 17.30pm

Other Services:

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

Babysitting Service
Tots’n’Teens
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 13th February:

Young At Heart Fitness Classes
Tonragee Gym, Tonragee
Details: Pamela @PB Fitness 087 9502630
10.00am

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

Friday 14th February:

Coffee Morning
VTOS, Cashel
In aid of Irish Heart Foundation. All welcome.
11.00am

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Offer
The Amethyst, Keel
Four-course meal with glass of prosecco. Booking 098 43737.
From 7.00pm

‘9 to 5’ The Musical
Colaiste Acla, Dooega
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society presents. Tickets online from Eventbrite.
8.00pm

Bingo Night!
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome!
8.00pm

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

Saturday 15th February:

Operation Transformation Walk
Meet at Colaiste Acla, Dooega
All welcome.
11.00am

‘9 to 5’ The Musical
Colaiste Acla, Dooega
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society presents. Tickets online from Eventbrite.
Matinee 2.30pm / Evening Show 8.00pm

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Offer
The Amethyst, Keel
Four-course meal with glass of prosecco. Booking 098 43737.
From 7.00pm

Traditional Music Session
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
All welcome.
9.30pm

70s & 80s Disco
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound.
In aid of Achill Yawls. All welcome. Raffle and spot prizes on the night.
10.00pm

Achill Rovers Lotto Draw
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
All welcome.
10.00pm

Sunday 16th February:

Sunday Steppers
Meet at Dooagh Beach.
Social walking / hiking. All welcome.
3.00pm (weather dependent)

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

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

Traditional Music with John Butler
Valley House, Valley
All welcome.
8.00pm

Monday 17th February:

Yoga – Continuation Classes
Achill Island Yoga Studio, Achill Sound.
Classes are suitable for men & women. For full details and to book contact Rosaleen on 087 962 1581.
8.00pm – 9.30pm

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 18th February:

Young At Heart Fitness Classes
Tonragee Gym, Tonragee
Details: Pamela @PB Fitness 087 9502630
10.00am

Whist Drive & Scoil Acla Set Dancing Class
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome.
8.00pm

Wednesday 19th February:

Yoga – Continuation Class
Achill Island Yoga Studio, Achill Sound.
Classes are suitable for men & women. For full details and to book contact Rosaleen on 087 962 1581.
6.15pm – 7.45pm

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

Yoga – Beginners Class
Achill Island Yoga Studio, Achill Sound.
Classes are suitable for men & women. For full details and to book contact Rosaleen on 087 962 1581.
8.00pm – 9.30pm

Achill Wheelers Greenway Night Cycle
Meet in car park at Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
Suitable gear & lights required. Weather dependent. Contact Sean for info 086 821 6435.
8.00pm

Grand Whist Drive
Patten’s Bar, Dereens.
In aid of the Lodiani project in Kenya. Lines for the big prize drawn on the night. All welcome.
8.30pm sharp!


Forthcoming Events:

22nd February: Race Night
Scoil Acla hosts a Race Night in Lourdies Pub, Dooagh, in Aid of Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo.

27th February: Crafters Meeting
Public meeting for any creative people interested in developing an Achill Island craft community. All (over 18s) welcome. Venue: Teds, Cashel. 7.30pm.

11th – 13th March: Musical “We Will Rock You”
Colaiste Pobail Acla presents the musical “We Will Rock You”.

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.