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)

For details of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, bar food and takeaways please see Eating Out in Achill.

Live Music & Entertainment

Live @ Ted’s Bar, Cashel
Monday 26th: Whist, 8pm. Tuesday 27th: Table Quiz, 8pm, in aid of parent & toddler group Spraoi Ashleam. Friday 30th: Bingo at 8pm. Saturday 1st: Achill Pool League Competition (Ted’s vs The Way Inn), 8.30pm. Live music at 9pm with Dave & Raff. Sunday 2nd: Sunday Sesh with Tom McGinty, 9.30pm. Monday 3rd: Whist, 8pm. All major TV sports on big screen.

Live @ Pure Magic, Slievemore, Dugort
Live music every Tuesday with With Graham, Lisa & Johnny B.

Live Music @ Valley House Bar & Restaurant, Valley
Every Thursday: Traditional Irish music with John Butler & friends. From 9pm.

Live Music @ Lynott’s Pub, Cashel
Live music every Friday from 9.30pm.

Upcoming Events

Battle for the Lake
Annual kitesurfing and music festival, on Keel lake. Music at the Valley House. See Battle for the Lake Achill Island 2022 for details.
30th September – 2nd October

Activator Pole Walking
Physical activity programme for over 55s, free of charge, 8 week course led by qualified tutor. To register: Contact Ray 0876973093 or rmcnamara@mayococo.ie.
Tuesdays (from 4th Oct) @ Keel Hall 11am / Wednesdays (from 5th Oct) @ Currane Community Hall 10.30am

Auditions for Musical ‘Sugar’
Achill Musical & Dramatic Society holds auditions for forthcoming musical ‘Sugar’ at Coláiste Pobal Acla, Dooega. All welcome to try!
Thursday 6th October, 7.30pm

Achill Sheep Show
At Óstán Oileán Acla, Polranny.
Saturday 8th October

Keel Sheep Show
At Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh.
Saturday 8th October

Achill Greenway parkrun
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 event, part of the global parkrun initiative. Register at parkrun.ie to get official timings.
Every Saturday 9.30am.

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.

Beginner Basketball Sessions / Seisiún Cispheile
Beginner’s basketball starting in Coláiste Acla in mid October on Thursday evenings, bilingual Béarla agus Gaeilge. Tel. 0874298399 to register. One session for primary school age children, one for women. Beidh seisiún amháin le haghaidh páistí bunscoile agus seisiún eile le haghaidh na mná. Ná bí buartha muna bhfuil aon taithí cispheil agat nó una bhfuil Ghaeilge láidir agat, tá sé oscailte le gach duine teacht as taitneamh a bhaint as..
Thursdays in October / Déardaoin i mí Dheireadh Fómhair

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 Mon-Sun 11.30am – 3.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)

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

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.

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Located beside The Chalet restaurant, Keel. More Info or call 083 0937193.
Open daily, 11am – 7pm

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.
Sundays in October / November

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

Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre & Gift Shop
Achill Island Sea Salt in Bunnacurry is open for factory tours, gift shop, and The Salt Dock coffee truck.
Daily 10am – 4pm

Woodland Faerie Trail
The Woodland Faerie Trail at the Valley House, Valley, is open for the season along with the faerie gift shop.
Daily 11am – 7pm

Boat Trips to Croaghaun Sea Cliffs
Geraghty Charters and Blacksod Sea Safari offer boat trips to view Croaghaun sea cliffs (the highest in western Europe) from Dugort. Call for details of next sailings – Geraghty 086 269 5851 / Blacksod Sea Safari 083 0263100.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (sailings weather dependent)

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.

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.
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 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.

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.

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.

Achill Island Crazy Golf
Located beside The Chalet restaurant, Keel. More Info or call 083 0937193.
Open daily, 11am – 7pm


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

The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop
The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop offers local crafts, books, prints, clothing and more. Tel: 086 854 2009
Open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

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


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 10am – 4pm, Sat 11am – 2pm

Achill Tourism Visitor Information (Keel)
Office and shop located next to The Chalet restaurant, Keel
Visitor information. Souvenirs and Achill gifts. Tel. 098 20400.
Open Daily 11am – 7pm.

Great Western Greenway Visitor Information (Mulranny)
Old Station House, behind Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny.
Visitor information. Visitor information, snacks, ices and drinks..
Open Daily 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.