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Attractions:

Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre
Achill Experience, Keel
Aquarium, ‘boley’ house cottage, Achill history & culture. Tel. 098 43292. Offers for Black Friday & Cyber Monday with 10% off in gift shop.
Mon – Fri 10.30am – 4.30pm

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

Leisure Centre

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.

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

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.

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 5th December:

Slim-Way
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome to join.
9.30am

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

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

Friday 6th December:

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

Club Amhránaíochta agus Oidhreachta Acla
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
An evening of song, storytelling and recitation in Irish or English – further enquiries 085 203 3988
8.30pm

Christmas Family Table Quiz
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound.
In aid of Achill Musical & Dramatic Society. €20 for table of four. Great Christmas prizes to be won. All welcome!
9.00pm

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

Saturday 7th December:

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

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

Sunday 8th December:

Golf 18 Hole Competition
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel
Please contact the club (098 43456) for further info.
9.00am

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

Monday 9th December:

Card Game – 25s
Patten’s Bar, Dereens.
For coal and cash prizes.
8.30pm sharp!

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

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

Tuesday 10th December:

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

Indoor Walking Group
Meet in Glor na dTonn, Currane
Participants walk at their own pace. Everyone welcome!
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Whist Drive
Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
All welcome!
8.00pm – 10.00pm

Cards – Single Hand 25
Lynott’s Bar, Cashel
All welcome.
8.30pm sharp!

Wednesday 11th December:

Indoor Walking Group
Meet in Glor na dTonn, Currane
Participants walk at their own pace. Everyone welcome!
7.00pm – 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
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
All welcome.
8.30pm sharp!

Forthcoming Events:

15th December: Christmas Car Boot Sale & Indoor Craft Market
Ted’s Bar, Cashel, 11am – 4.00pm. To book a space contact Joe on 098 47234 or 087 648 4244. Fundraiser for helicopter pad.

15th December: Annual Card Game
In aid of Western Care. Venue: Lourdies ‘The Pub’, Dooagh.

29th December: Tractor Driving Competition
Ted’s Bar, Cashel. Contact 087 648 4244.

31st December: New Year’s Eve
Watch the last sunset of 2019 and welcome the New Year with Achill pipe bands marching at midnight in Dooagh, Pollagh and Keel.

1st January 2020: New Year’s Day Swim
In aid of Achill RNLI. Dugort Silver Strand beach, 1pm.

14th & 15th February: 9 to 5 The Musical
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society production of “9 to 5 The Musical”.

See Events Calendar for full year list of forthcoming events.