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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
Guided tours Mon – Sat 12 noon. Booking is essential. Book online at www.achillisialndseasalt.ie or call 098 47856 or 087 759 0499. Minimum numbers required.
Mon – Sat, 12 noon.

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

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

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). See Daily Listings, below, for fitness classes timetable. Tel. 098 36000
Open daily.

Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Relax, Revive, Reconnect – and enjoy an ancient Celtic treatment. Available Thurs – Mon by appointment only. Call Mari on 087 717 1713
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
Open by appointment. Please call 098 36137
By appointment.

Design & Crafts
The Top Drawer and Pantry, Keel.
Come and be guided through our Achill Art & Design Trail. Tel: 087-961-4202
Open by appointment.

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 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.


Thursday 11th July:

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

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

Live Music with Shane Gannon
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
All welcome to come along and enjoy!
10.00pm til late!

Friday 12th July:

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

Boat Trip to Croaghaun Cliffs
Geraghty Charters, Dep. Dugort pier
Boat trip to Croaghaun Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. To book call 086 269 5851.
10.00am, 1.00pm & 3.30pm

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

Dooagh Day Pop-Up Museum
Dooagh National School, Dooagh
All welcome.
7.00pm

Dooagh Day Welcome Home Night
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Disco Bingo with music from 80s & 90s with DJ Sean Molloy.
10.00pm

Live Music with The Achill Lads!
The Strand Hotel, Dugort
All welcome.
10.00pm

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

Saturday 13th July:

Crumlin Rumble Golf Competition
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Mens and ladies competitions. Sponsored by JPL Favours. Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

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

Dooagh Day: Nature Walk
Meet at Lourdies car park, Dooagh
All welcome!
12 noon – 2.00pm

Dooagh Day Pop-Up Museum
Dooagh National School, Dooagh
All welcome.
12 noon – 5.00pm

Citizen Science Day
Keem Bay
Hosted by Ocean Research & Conservation Ireland. Free event to educate on the importance of marine biodiversity.
3.00pm – 6.00pm

Yawl Race
Achill Sound Hotel (Connaughton’s), Achill Sound
Achill Sound Hotel Cup. (Weather dependent).
5.00pm

Storytelling with Jane McDaniel
Keel Hall, Keel
Storytelling for ages 5 – 95 with champion Irish storyteller Jane McDaniel. Tickets €5 (€2.50 children U-10). For details tel: 083 323 2800
3.00pm – 6.00pm

Achill Rovers Lotto Draw
Achill Sound Hotel (Connaughton’s), Achill Sound
All welcome!
10.00pm

Live Music with Stewy & The Vegans
The Strand Hotel, Dugort
All welcome.
10.00pm

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

Dooagh Day: Live Music with The Boys & Eirinn and The Rebel Hearts
The Wavecrest, Dooagh
Tickets on sale locally. Over 18s only.
11pm til late!

Sunday 14th July:

18 Hole Golf Competitions
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Mens competition sponsor: Achill Taxis. Ladies: Mary Kelly McNamara Day sponsored by The Chalet / John McNamara. Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

Dooagh Day: Rock Around The Dock!
Dooagh Dock.
Free family fun for all – currach racing, Dooagh Pipe Band, Fife & Drum Band, Kids Field of Fun and much more. Includes big screen for Mayo v Kerry @ 4pm.
From 12.15pm

Kerry v Mayo on Big Screen
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
With pre-match hot dogs. All welcome.
From 3.00pm

Yawl Race
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Carney Family Yawl Race. (Weather dependent).
5.00pm

Live Music + Joker Jackpot
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound.
Live music followed later by Jackpot Joker.
6pm – 8.30pm / 9.00pm

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

Live Music with Shane Gannon
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
Live music in bar with Shane Gannon. All welcome.
10.00pm til late!

Monday 15th July:

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

Holistic & Relaxation Morning
Keel Hall, Keel.
All welcome to come along and sample some relaxation for a while!
11.00am – 1.00pm

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

Whist Drive
Bullsmouth N.S., Dooniver
All welcome.
8.30pm sharp!

Trad. Music Session with John Butler & Lisa
Valley House Hostel & Bar, Valley
All welcome! Trad music on every Monday over the summer.
9.00pm

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

Tuesday 16th July:

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

Storytelling with Jane McDaniel
Achill Heritage Centre, Bunnacurry
Storytelling for ages 5 – 95 with champion Irish storyteller Jane McDaniel. Tickets €5 (€2.50 children U-10). For details tel: 083 323 2800
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Lecture: ‘Symbol & Tradition’
Achill Archaeological Field School, Dooagh.
Dr. Conor Newman presents. All welcome, admission €5. Details tel: 098 43564
8.00pm

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

Feile na Mara Family Quiz Night
The Cross Bar, Dookinella.
Family fun! €15 a table.
9.00pm

Wednesday 17th July:

O’Grady’s Clare Island Ferry
Cloughmore
Achill to Clare Island (dep. 9.30am), returning Clare Island to Achill (dep. 15.30pm). Contact 086 851 5003 to book.
Dep. 09.30am, Rtn. 3.30pm

Kids Summer Party/Disco
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Come along and join the fun. €4 per child.
7pm – 9pm

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

Ceol Agus Craic
Casadh an Taoille, Currane
Join John Hoban, Paul Gallagher and friends. Musicians, singers, storytellers, listeners. All welcome.
8.00pm – 10.00pm

Magic Wednesday Ceol Agus Craic
Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Every Wednesday musicians Swifty, Liam, Gabriel and friends play tunes and tell stories at the fireside. All welcome to listen or join in.
8.00pm

Turbo Spinning Class
Halla Acla, Achill Sound
Achill Wheelers Cycling Club hosts a turbo spinning class. All you need is a bike, water and towel. Contact Sean for further info, 086 821 6435
8.30pm

Whist Drive
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
All welcome. In aid of Achill Musical & Dramatic Society.
8.30pm sharp!

Forthcoming Events:

July:

Talk by IWDG
Talk by the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, at Achill Experience, Keel.
20th July

Storytelling with Jane McDaniel
Storytelling in Keel Hall with award winning storyteller Jane McDaniel.
21st July

Achill Goes Country Festival
Óstán Oileán Acla hosts a weekend festival of Country Music.
20th – 21st July

Mayo Kite Festival
Annual family-friendly kite festival on Keel beach.
21st July

Achill RNLI Open Day
Annual open day at Achill RNLI Lifeboat Station in Kildavnet.
1pm – 5pm, 21st July

Talk on Basking Sharks
Presented by the Irish Basking Shark Project, in Achill Sound Library.
23rd July

Bake Sale
At Achill Sound Post Office, in aid of Cancer Care West. 9am – 12 noon.
26th July

Slave Auction
At Lourdies (‘The Pub’), Dooagh,, in aid of Cancer Care West. from 9pm.
27th July

Scoil Acla
Annual festival of Irish music, arts & culture.
27th July to 3rd August

Sea Agus Spraoi
An evening of family fun including fire performer, yoga and storytelling on Silver Strand beach, Dugort. Free event.
26th July

St. Colman’s Garden Fete
Annual village summer fete.
28th July

See Events Calendar for full year list of forthcoming events.