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)
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.
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.
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.
Galleries & Crafts:
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
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
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.
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.
Travel & Transport:
Geraghty Charters Boat Trips
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
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
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.
Masterson’s Bar & Anchor Restaurant, Golden Strand, Dugort
Indoor dining + takeaway up to 4pm.
Tel: 098 47216