What’s On Guide for Achill

What’s On in Achill This Week

Scroll down for listings of events and activities available in Achill this week. We also have a printable guide listing all activities, shops, galleries, services, and food outlets that are open this week: Download / View Printable Version of What’s On Guide (PDF doc, 83kb)

Live Music, Events & Entertainment

Electrical Recycling Day
Mayo County Council hosts a recycling day for electrical items. WEEE Ireland approved scheme. Venue: New car park opposite Achill Sound Library, Achill Sound
Tuesday 6th June, 4pm – 7pm

Boat Trip to Croaghaun Sea Cliffs
Geraghty Charters will run a trip to view Ireland’s highest sea cliffs at Croaghaun. Departs Dugort pier. Call 086 269 5851 to book.
Wednesday 7th June

Guided Hillwalks
Achill Isle Walks hosts two guided hillwalks to Croaghaun and Annagh. Call 0868439683 for details and booking.
Saturday 10th June – Croaghaun Walk / Sunday 11th June – Annagh Walk

Circus Village
Circus 250 hosts a free Circus Village at Keel Sandybanks with walk-the-rope workshops, circus wardrobe, face-painting and more. See Circus250.org or call 086 243 2107 for details.
Saturday 10th June, 12 noon – 5pm

Live @ Ted’s, Cashel
Events at Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel. Tuesday 6th: Table Quiz & Raffle, in aid of Bunnacurry Church Maintenance Fund, 8.pm. Friday 2nd June: Bingo! Doors 7.30pm, eyes down 8pm. Food served Mon-Thurs, 11am – 6pm; Fri/Sat 11am – 7pm; Sunday all day to 7pm. Live sports on TV.

Keel Market
Baked goods, arts and crafts, local produce and much. Venue: Keel Community Hall (F28 XA33). Every Saturday during the summer season.
Every Saturday, 10am – 1pm

Achill Greenway parkrun, 9.30am
The weekly Achill Greenway parkrun takes place on the Greenway at Polranny at 9.30am every Saturday. Runners, joggers and walkers welcome to this free 5km event, part of the global parkrun initiative. Register at parkrun.ie to get official timings.
Every Saturday, 9.30am

Fitness Classes @ PBFitness
Mondays: Lower Body Blitz, Class 6.45am / Online & Group Class, 10am / Class 6.30pm. Tuesdays: HIIT, 11am (30 min online & group class). Wednesdays: Upper Body Burn, Class 6.45am / Online & Group Class, 10am / Class 6.30pm. Thursdays: Step Aerobics, 6.30pm, online & group class. Fridays: Total Body Burn, Class 6.45am / Online & Group Class, 10am / Class 6.30pm. Saturdays: Saturday Sweat Session, 10am. Contact Pamela for details +353 87 950 2630.

Achill Island Day Tours
Guided tours of Achill with Achill Coaches, includes several Banshees of Inisherin locations. Departs Westport with pickups in Newport & Mulranny. Tel. 085 850 5025 or enquiries@achillcoaches.ie.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. Groups by arrangement.

Achill Sea Swimming
Dugort Beach 8am and 10am weekdays. Dooega Beach 9.30am and 6pm weekdays. Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am Dugort Beach / 10.30am Dooega Beach. See facebook.com/swimachill.

Forthcoming Events:

Valley House Session Weekend
A weekend of trad music sessions in a series of venues. Includes the Valley House (Fri 16th June, 8pm); a tour on Saturday 17th including Ted’s Bar (12 noon), Lynott’s Pub (2pm), the Compass Bar (4.30pm) and night session in the Valley House. Kids/beginners session on Sunday 18th. See facebook event page for fuller details.
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June

Achill Midsummer Walking Festival
Three days of guided walks on beautiful Achill, with local guides to provide snippets of history and folklore from each location. Click here for more info and booking links.
23rd – 25th June

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 required. Online gift shop open 24/7. 098 43292.
Open Daily 10.00am – 4.45pm. (last entry 4.45pm)

Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre
Visitor experience, gift shop and coffee truck. Learn how Achill Island Sea Salt is made from locally-sourced fresh Atlantic sea water. See achillislandseasalt.ie or call 098 47856.
Open Whit Bank Holiday Weekend – Sat, Sun, Mon 11am – 4pm

Woodland Faerie Trail
Enchanting woodland walk with Irish folk tales, faerie villages, faerie rings, leprechauns and much more. Located at the historic Valley House. Entry €3.
Open Daily 11am – 7pm

Achill Island Day Tours
Coach tours of Achill Island with driver commentary, visiting locations used in filming The Banshees of Inisherin. Run starts/ends in Westport. Local pick-up/drop-off at Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound. Call 085 8505025 for details and booking.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

The Colony Tour
BAFTA award-winning journalist and writer Kevin Toolis provides a fascinating historical tour of The Colony in Dugort, looking at the life of founder Edward Nangle and its position in Irish history. 1.5 hours, outdoors. Booking open now – see thecolonytour.com.
Wednesdays, Sundays & selected other dates

Achill Island Seaweed Baths
Achill Island Seaweed Baths, River, Keel
Please book in advance. Gift vouchers also available. Tel 087 717 1713 or email achillseaweedbaths@gmail.com.
Open by appointment, get in touch to book.

Eskape Beauty Seaweed Baths
Eskape Beauty Salon & Seaweed Baths, Shraheens, Achill Sound
Booking required. Tel 086 195 3828 or book online at eskapebeauty.com.
Open by appointment, get in touch to book.

Seaweed Baths & Treatment Room @ Mulranny Park Hotel
At Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny. Call 098 36716 for details & booking.
Open by appointment, get in touch to book.

Sabhna Sauna on The Beach
Wood fired beach sauna experience on Keel beach. Open weekends until end of May, then daily during summer. Booking required, see sabhna.ie or call 083 0101074
Saturdays / Sundays by appointment

Achill Island Alpacas
A unique trekking experience for all the family! Guiding our two beautiful alpacas at Golden Strand beach, Dugort. Booking required via facebook Book Appointment tool.
By Appointment

Banshees of Inisherin Locations Trail
Visit some or all of the six sites on Achill Island that were locations for the multi-award winning movie The Banshees of Inisherin. See Banshees of Inisherin Locations Trail for map and info.

Deserted Village Guided Tour
Historical walking tour of the Deserted Village in Slievemore, led by local guides. 90 minute tour. Daily tours now finished for the season. Contact Achill Tourism for group bookings.
Groups by appointment.

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

Galleries & Crafts

Art Exhibition
Western Light Art Gallery, Sandybanks, Keel.
Showing paintings, sculpture, photography & prints. Current exhibition (June 2023): water colourist Honor Gallagher. 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.
Mon – 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
Gift Shop and Creative space of the ‘Live Simply’ brand. We nurture, support and promote local design, craft and art. Private shopping appointments can be made outside opening hours. Tel. 087 961 4202.
Open Every Day

Outdoor Activities

Achill Sound Bike Hire
Achill Sound Bike Hire. Polranny.
Booking essential: Tel 086 821 6435.
Booking Required.

Blásta Bikes
Blásta Bike Hire at Ted’s Bar, Cashel.
Tel 083 200 5646.

Achill Outdoor Education Centre
Achill Outdoor Education Centre, Cashel
Group sessions & weekly kids activity camps. Tel 098 47253.
By appointment.

Blackfield Watersports
Blackfield Watersports offers surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding.
Booking advised: Tel 089 422 1553.
Booking Advised.

Pure Magic Watersports
Pure Magic Achill offers kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding.
Booking advised: Tel 085 243 9782.
Booking Advised.

Achill Surf Activity Centre
Achill Surf Activity Centre offers surfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding in Keel.
Booking advised: Tel 085 155 4376.
Booking Advised.

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Located next to The Chalet, Keel. Open daily 11am to 7pm. Call in to Achill Tourism information office inside The Chalet building. Tel. 083 0937193
Daily 11am – 7pm.

Golf (9 Hole Links Course)
Achill Island Golf Club, Keel Sandybanks.
Green fees apply. Call to book. Tel 098 43456.
Booking Required.

Guided Hillwalks
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.
By appointment.


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

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


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
Tots’n’Teens offers babysitting and childminding service in your house, hotel room or holiday home.
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 – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 9.30 – 2pm.

Great Western Greenway Visitor Information (Mulranny)
Old Station House, behind Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny.
Visitor information. Visitor information, snacks, ices and drinks..
Open Daily during season, 10am – 4pm.

Gteic@Acaill Digital Hub
Achill Sound. Workspaces, meeting and video-conferencing facilities with high-speed broadband. Tel. 098 43292.
Open Daily.

Irish Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Online therapy from the convenience of your own home or location. Counselling via phone, text, IM or video for issues including grief, depression, relationship issues, anxiety and addition. See www.counsellingonline.ie or email info@counsellingonline.ie.
Open Daily.