Keem Bay, on Achill Island, has been voted Ireland’s number one beach by visitors in the annual Irish Independent Reader’s Travel Awards. The Blue Flag beach, one of five on Achill Island, topped a public vote with the full results announced in The Irish Independent’s Weekend magazine on 21st January 2023.
The iconic horseshoe bay at Keem has enjoyed global publicity as one of the locations in the award-winning movie The Banshees of Inisherin. It was the setting for Colm Doherty’s cottage, and also for the main poster for the movie. Full details of the six Achill locations used for the movie can be found in our Banshees of Inisherin Locations Trail.