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

Scroll down for details of all activities and other service providers that have now reopened or are due to reopen in the next week.

For details of outlets serving takeaway food, and pubs and restaurants providing outdoor service, please see our Eating & Drinking section.

We also have a printable guide listing all activities, shops, galleries, services, and food outlets that are open this week:
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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 – Sun 10am – 5.30 (last admittance is 5.30pm)

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

Deserted Village Guided Walk
Achill Isle Walks
Guided walk through the Deserted Village at Slievemore. See achillislewalks.ie for more info.
11am Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Woodland Faerie Trail & Gift Shop
Valley House, Valley
€3 entry fee, family discounts. Tel 085 216 7688.
Open daily 11am – 7pm

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. Three trips a day, starting 25th June. See Geraghty’s facebook page or Blacksod Safari facebook page.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – weather permitting

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
Arts, crafts, souvenirs and clothing. Creative space of the ‘Live Simply’ brand. Private shopping appointments can be made outside opening hours. Tel. 087 961 4202.
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 3pm; Sunday 12pm – 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.

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Cashel
Morning and afternoon camps available, with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, windsurfing, hillwalking, rockclimbing, archery, bushcraft and ecology, and personal wellbring & resilience training. Tel 098 47253.
10am – 12.30 / 2pm – 4.30pm

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

Guided Walk
Achill Isle Walks
Guided tours and hillwalks including Keem Loop Walk, Coastal Walk Adventure, Minaun, Croaghaun, and Slievemore. See achillislewalks.ie for more info.
By appointment.

Surfing & SUP
Achill Surf Activity Centre, Keel Beach.
Surfing & Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). For details Tel 085 155 4376.
Booking Advised.

Yoga on the Beach
One Wave Yoga, Silver Strand, Dugort.
Yoga on the beach. 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.


 

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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
Daily 8am – 8pm.

Achill Island Sea Salt Gift Shop
Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre, Bunnacurry
Gift shop open. Tel. 098 47856
10am – 4pm over June BH Weekend.


 

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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.

Keem Bay Shuttle Bus
Keel to Keem Bay to Keel
Departs Keel Sandybanks camp site, pick-ups at Achill Head Hotel car park (Pollagh) and Lourdies ‘The Pub’ car park (Dooagh). Every 30 mins. €5 adult return; family ticket €15. Call to reserve seats: 083 899 7062
Every 30 mins. Every weekend in June. (Daily from July)

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

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


 

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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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Open for Takeaway Food:

Blásta Food Truck at Ted’s, Cashel
Open daily for food. Check facebook page for latest.
Tel: 098 47234

The Currach, Keel
Open daily from breakfast to dinner time. Check facebook page for latest.
Tel: 087 680 3530

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

Pure Magic, Slievemore
Open daily 5pm – 9pm. Pizza & more. Check facebook page for latest. Pre-booking essential.
Tel: 098 43859

The Salt Dock
Coffee Dock at Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre, Bunnacurry
Coffee and sweet treats. Tel. 098 47856
10am – 4pm over June BH Weekend.


 

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Pubs, Bars, Cafes & Restaurants Open for Outdoor Service:

McLoughlins Bar, Achill Sound
Open daily from lunchtime. Food served.
Tel: 098 45127

Mickey’s Bar, Dooega
Tel: 098 45116

Valley House Bar & Restaurant, Valley
Serving food and drinks to all in our heated covered Courtyard Dining area from 5pm daily.
Tel: 085 216 7688

The Annexe, Keel
Tel: 098 43268

Masterson’s Bar & Anchor Restaurant, Golden Strand, Dugort
Tel: 098 47216

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

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


 

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Upcoming:

Achill Island Heritage Tours
Achill Guided coach Tour starting Mon 28th of June 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.
FROM 28TH JUNE: Daily, 10am at Achill Seal Caves (Dugort) or 10.30pm in Keel.

Beach Summer Camp
Weekly activity camp for children on Silver Strand beach, Dugort. Sports, games, beach safari, arts & crafts, sandcastle competition, and yoga & mindfulness. Monday-Friday 10am – 12.30pm, from July 19th. €50 per child. Email fitritioncamps@gmail.com for booking or more details.
FROM 19TH JULY: Weekly, 10am – 12.30pm.


 

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