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)

Upcoming Events:

Achill Greenway parkrun
The weekly Achill Greenway parkrun takes place on the Greenway at Polranny.
Runners, joggers and walkers welcome to this free event, part of the global parkrun initiative. Register at to get official timings.
Saturdays 9.30am

Twilight Circus
At the Valley House , Valley
Two free performances of song, circus, music and magic celebrating the dark skies of Mayo. Booking required.
Saturday 4th December, 10.30am – 11.30am / 5pm – 6pm

Santa Visit
At the Achill Experience Aquarium & Visitor Centre, Keel
Families enjoy a private visit with Santa plus self-guided tour of aquarium and visitor centre. Booking essential, visit to book a visit to Santa. 098 43292.
Sunday 12th December, 1pm – 5pm

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 – 4.00pm / Sat – Sun 12.15pm – 3.15pm (last admission 3.15)

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 on Sundays (Nov/Dec)

Achill Island Pub Tours
Custom guided tours for groups. Tel Colum for details: 087 238 3692.
By appointment.

Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Pre-booking required. Tel 087 717 1713 or email
Saturdays 10am to 4pm

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.
Open by appointment.

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

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

Golf (9 Hole Links Course)
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel Sandybanks.
Green fees apply. Call to book. Tel 098 43456.
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 for more info or call Gerard on 086 843 9683.
By appointment.


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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

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

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


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Achill Community Laundry
Achill Community Laundry
Full laundry services to households & businesses. Tel. 098-43041
Book in Advance.

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
Contact Mary B on 087 629 2878
Available on request.

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:

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
Open daily for indoor dining + takeaway.
Tel: 098 47216

Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel
Open daily.
Tel: 098 47234

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

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

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


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