Please see COVID-19 Visitor Information for the current restrictions under the National Framework for living with COVID-19.

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 (103kb)

Re-Opened Businesses:

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.

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 recommended to avoid disappointment 098 43292.
Mon – Fri 10am – 4.45pm / Sat – Sun 10.45am – 4.45pm (last admittance is 4.45pm)

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. Up to three trips a day, booking required – see geraghtycharters.com. Or see Geraghty’s facebook page or Blacksod Safari facebook page.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – weather permitting.

Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Pre-booking required. Tel 087 717 1713 or email achillseaweedbaths@gmail.com.
Tues – Sat 10am to 5pm

Achill Island Heritage Tours
Guided coach tour 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.
10am in Dugort (Achill Seal Caves) or 10.30pm in Keel (Barratts).

Achill Island Pub Tours
Custom guided tours for groups. Tel Colum for details: 087 238 3692.
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.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 5pm

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

The Beehive Craft Shop
The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop, Keel
Local crafts, books, cards, clothing & giftware. Tel: 086 854 2009
Open daily.

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 Island Crazy Golf
Achill Tourism Keel Office, next to The Chalet, Keel
18 hole mini-golf course. Booking advised. Last entry 6pm. Tel 083 093 7193.
Open daily 11am – 7pm.

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

Surf Board Hire & Lessons
Blackfield Watersports, Closhreid & Keel Beach.
Surfing & Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). For details Tel 089 422 1553.
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.

Surfing & SUP
Achill Surf Activity Centre, Keel Beach.
Available for school tours. Tel 085 155 4376.
By appointment.

Yoga on the Beach
One Wave Yoga, Silver Strand, Dugort.
Yoga on the beach. One session each weekend in September. Booking essential as places limited. Tel 086 338 5784 or see facebook page.
Booking Required.

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

Kitesurfing & Standup Paddleboarding
Pure Magic, Slievemore Rd, Dugort.
Tel 086 265 0811.
Available every day.


 

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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


 

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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 & Sundays

Geraghty Charters Boat Trips
Geraghty Charters
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

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

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

Boat Trips with Blacksod Sea Safari
Blacksod Sea Safari
Boat trips to Croaghaun Sea Cliffs, Inishkea Islands and/or Blacksod Lighthouse. Charters available. Call 083 026 3100
Call for details.


 

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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 (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.


 

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Eating Out:

The Diner, Bunnacurry
Traditional takeaway. Open: Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun 4pm-9pm. Also Sat/Sun 9.30am-3pm. Takeway only with outdoor seating available. Check facebook page for latest.
Tel: 083 096 7859

Pure Magic, Slievemore
Open daily 5pm – 9pm. Indoor dining + takeaway. Check facebook page for latest. Pre-booking essential.
Tel: 098 43859

Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Open daily. Indoor & outdoor dining + takeaway service. Booking essential.
Tel: 098 43119

McLoughlins Bar, Achill Sound
Open daily from lunchtime. Indoor & outdoor dining (booking advised).
Tel: 098 45127

Mickey’s Bar, Dooega
Tel: 098 45116

The Annexe, Keel
Tel: 098 43268

Masterson’s Bar & Anchor Restaurant, Golden Strand, Dugort
Indoor dining + takeaway up to 4pm.
Tel: 098 47216

The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop, Keel
Open daily for indoor + outdoor table service + takeaway.
Tel: 086 854 2009

Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Open daily for indoor + outdoor table service + takeaway.
Tel: 098 45138

The Chalet, Keel
Open for takeaway only, 5.30pm – 8pm (8.30 on Saturdays).
Tel: 087 230 7893

Kate’s Cafe, Achill Sound
Open daily 10am – 5pm for outdoor dining + takeaway
Tel: 098 20690

Óstán Ghob A’Choire, Achill Sound
Open daily for indoor dining, booking essential.
Tel: 098 45245

The Amethyst, Keel
Open daily for indoor dining only. Fri – Sun from 1pm. Booking required.
Tel: 098 43737


 

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