What’s On Guide for Achill (Test)

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.


Wednesday 13th July

The Colony Tour

Online booking at thecolonytour.com

11am & 2pm

Sea Swimming Group

Dugort Beach 8am & 10am Dooega Beach 9.30am & 6pm

facebook.com/swimachill

Live Music

Live folk & ballads from 9.30pm

Ted’s Bar, Cashel


RNLI Achill Island Lifeboat Station Open Day
BBQ, bouncy castle, cake sale, tour of lifeboat. Lifeboat Station, Kildavnet.
from 12.30pm, Sunday 17th July

parkrunabú!
Bí Mar Chuid de parkrun. Is féidir leat Siúil, sodar, rith, cúnamh a thabhairt. Nó teacht agus breathnú – fútsa atá sé. Teacht le chéile ag Glasbhealach Acla, Poll Raithní.
9.30am Dé Sathairn, 6 Lúnasa

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.
Daily


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 10am – 4.45pm (last entry 4.45pm)

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.
Wednesdays & Sundays

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 – 5pm

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) and to Inishkea Island. Call for details of next sailings – Geraghty 086 269 5851 / Blacksod Sea Safari 083 0263100.
Call for schedule (sailings weather dependent)

Deserted Village Guided Tour
Historical walking tour of the Deserted Village in Slievemore, led by local guides. 90 minute tour, €10 per adult, pay guide on the day. Leaves Slievemore cemetery at 11am
Mondays to Fridays 11am.


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 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.

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.

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

Yoga on the Beach
One Wave Yoga offers yoga sessions at Silver Strand beach, Dugort. Call 086 338 5784 for info, or book online at onewave.ie/outdoor-yoga/.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Horseriding & Pony Treks
Calvey’s Equestrian Centre offers arena, lakeside and beachside treks. Also children’s pony camp. Booking essential. Call 087 9881093, or email calveysequestrian@gmail.com.
Opens July. Bookings taken now.


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
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
Wednesdays

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


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 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 – Sat 10am – 4pm.

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.