Achill Water Do Not Consume Notice
Irish Water has issued a Do Not Consume notice for the main water supply on Achill Island and parts of Currane. Tankers have been deloyed at a number of locations to provide safe water.

Launch of Achill Painters Book
The launch has taken place in Dooagh of a new book by author Mary J. Murphy entitled ‘Achill Painters – An Island History’. The book details the stories of multiple artists who have been inspired by Achill.

Pop-Up Bakery & Achill Crafted Shop Launched
Achill Tourism has announced the launch of two initiatives to help local producers this summer – a pop-up bakery every Saturday morning, and stocking a wide range of ‘Achill Crafted’ products in its Keel information office.

Keem Beach Voted Ireland’s Top Seaside Destination
A poll of Irish people has voted Achill’s Keem Bay as the seaside destination they would most like to visit in Ireland now that COVID-19 travel restrictions have been eased.

Plans Approved to Extend Great Western Greenway into Achill
Mayo County councillors have approved plans for a 10.6km extension of the Great Western Greenway cycling and walking track to go from Achill Sound to Cashel.

Achill Reopening Featured on RTE Radio Morning Ireland
Reporter Cian McCormack presented two reports on how Achill Island and its visitors are coping with a COVID-19 holiday season.

Keel Beach Retains Blue Flag Status for 32nd Consecutive Year
Today’s announcement of four Achill beaches retaining their Blue Flag status represents the 32nd consecutive year that Keel Beach has achieved this accolade.

Failte Ireland Announces Re-Opening Guidelines
Following closely from the Government’s announcement of a new timeline for easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Failte Ireland has announced a series of detailed guides for tourism businesses to help prepare to re-open.

Keem Bay Basking Sharks Video Goes Viral
A stunning aerial video of basking sharks in Achill’s Keem Bay has gone viral and been chosen to feature in Failte Ireland’s #FillYourHeartWithIreland campaign.

Achill Beaches Awarded Excellent Bathing Water Quality in Latest EPA Report
Achill’s clear Atlantic waters have been recognised in the latest EPA Bathing Water Quality report, with four beaches achieving the highest ‘Excellent’ rating.

Padraig McCaul Launches Hurricane Lantern Collaboration
Achill-based artist Padraig McCaul has launched a new product following a collaboration with Coleraine-based Blue Ridge Craft Company. Five of Padraig’s images will appear on a series of handcrafted wax hurricane lanterns.

Keem Bay Best Beach Destination When We Travel Again
Travel journalist Pol O Conghaile appeared on Newstalk Radio’s Pat Kenny Show to discuss ‘The Best Beach Destinations for When We Can Travel’ and cited Keem Bay, Achill Island, as one of the most anticipated places that Irish people want to visit once coronavirus restrictions allow.

Achill Tourism COVID-19 Revamp Featured on RTE News
Achill Tourism’s temporary revamp as the hub for Achill’s Community Response to COVID-19 has been featured on RTE News.

Keem Bay in World’s Top Beaches
Achill’s Keem Bay has been ranked at number three and number 11 in two prestigious lists of the Worlds Top Beaches.

Basking Shark in Keem Bay
A huge basking shark has taken up residence in waters around Keem Bay, Achill Island, during May 2019.

Events to Celebrate Achill’s Wildlife 2019
A calendar of free public events celebrating Achill’s wildlife, taking place this summer in Achill.

Achill Featured on RTÉ Getaways TV Programme
Achill was featured as a ‘Short Getaway’ destination on the RTÉ travel programme ‘Getaways’ in February 2019.

Dooagh Beach Disappears … Again
The sandy beach that reappeared in Dooagh Bay in 2017, to worldwide media interest, has disappeared again following a series of storms in January 2019.

Achill Half Marathon wins two RunIreland Awards
The Achill Half Marathon has been awarded Ireland’s Best Half Marathon and also Most Scenic Route in the 2018 annual awards.