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

Live @ Ted’s, Cashel
Events at Ted’s Bar & Restaurant, Cashel (F28 AX57). Tuesday 5th: Dancing with Dermot, 8pm. Wednesday 6th: Whist, 8pm sharp. Fri 8th: Bingo, 8pm. Cathal’s Pub Quiz, 8.30pm. Sat 9th: Lighting of Cashel Xmas tree & crib, 7.30pm with refreshments in Ted’s after. Food service daily 11am – 8pm daily except Tuesdays. Check socials @tedsbarachill for information on events & food service. Live sports on TV.

Live @ The Valley House
Music at The Valley House, Valley (F28 D8F7). Thurs 7th December: Trad session, 9pm.

Achill Greenway parkrun, 9.30am
The weekly Achill Greenway parkrun takes place on the new Greenway extension between Achill Sound and Saula 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. Start/end is at the new car park opposite Achill Sound library.
Every Saturday, 9.30am

Fitness Classes @ PBFitness
December schedule available here. HIIT, pilates, sweat sessions and more. Walk-ins welcome. Contact Pamela for details +353 87 950 2630.

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:

New Year’s Eve
Watch the last sunset in Europe and then ring in the New Year with Achill’s famous pipe bands. More details here.

New Year’s Day Swim
Welcome 2024 with a bracing dip in the Atlantic! Traditional New Year’s Day dip at Silver Strand, Dugort, 1pm. Warm-up beforehand from PB Fitness. Collection for RNLI.
Monday 1st January, 1pm.

Battle of the Bands
Music competition. Details to follow. Hosted in The Wavecrest Hotel, Dooagh.
Saturday 24th February

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-Fri 10.00am – 4pm. (last entry 4pm). Sat/Sun 12.15pm – 2.30pm (last entry 2.30pm)

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.
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. 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.

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

Boat Trips

Croaghaun Sea Cliffs Tour / Fishing Trips
Geraghty Charters offers boat trips to view Croaghaun sea cliffs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during summer (weather dependent). Fishing charters in the afternoons of those days. Also trips to Inishkea Islands. Departs Dugort Pier. Tel. 086 269 5851.
Booking Required

Clare Island Day Trip
O’Grady’s Clare Island Ferries offers sailings from Cloughmore to and from Clare Island. Must be booked in advance. Call 098 23737. Wednesdays dep. Achill 9.30am, return dep. Clare Island 3pm. Sundays dep. Achill 9.15am, return dep. Clare Island 2.30pm.
Wednesdays & Sundays

Clare Island Day Trip
O’Malley Ferries (Clare Island) offers sailings from Cloughmore to and from Clare Island. Call 087 660 0409 to book. Two trips per day on Tuesdays & Fridays. Dep. Achill 09.15am, return leg dep. Clare Island 4pm.
Tuesdays & Fridays

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

Ronan Halpin Gallery
Gallery and sculpture garden in Newtown, Keel. Tel. 087 277 0409 or visit ronanhalpin.com.
Open daily 11am – 5pm, or 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 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 086 088 0882.
Booking Required.

Achill Bikes
Achill Bikes bicycle rental, Dooagh.
Booking advised: Tel 087 243 7686
Booking Advised.

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 surf lessons, surf camps and stand-up paddleboarding. Booking advised. Tel. 089 422 1553 or visit www.blackfield.com.
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 daily surf & kayak lessons & tours at 10am & 2pm. Kids Surf summer camp each week Monday to Friday 10am – 12noon. Sea kayaking tours weather permitting each week by appointment. Contact 085 155 4376 or info@achillsurf.com.
Booking Advised.

Soundwave Surf School
Offers surfing and stand-up paddleboarding in Keel. Tel. 083 019 2615 or visit soundwave.ie.
Booking Advised.

Yoga on the Beach
One Wave Yoga offers yoga on the beach at Dugort. Tel. 086 338 5784 or visit onewave.ie.
Booking Required.

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
Sailings from Cloughmore to & from Clare Island. Call 086 851 5003 or 087 900 4115
Wednesdays & Sundays

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
Clare Island to Achill (return 2 times per day) Tuesdays & Fridays

Geraghty Charters
Geraghty Charters
Boat trips to Croaghaun sea cliffs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during summer (weather dependent). Also fishing charters, and trips to Inishkea Islands. Tel. 086 269 5851.
Booking Required


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.

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.

EV Charging Point
Located in car park of Gielty’s Bar & Restaurant (F28 F6C1). Ask in bar for charge card.

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

Serenity Haven Holistic Therapies
Serenity Haven, based in Tonragee, offers a wide range of holistic therapies. Tel. 086 378 6731.
Call for appointments.

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.