Use the directions below as a guide to getting to Achill from Belfast by road. You may print this page for reference while travelling.
Belfast to Achill
From Belfast city centre follow signs for motorway M1. Take M1 motorway (signposted Dublin, Craigavon, The West) for approx. 60km and continue forward onto the A4 (signposted Enniskillen, Omagh)
Continue along A4 for approx. 90km, through Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, past Brookeborough and Lisbellaw to Enniskillen. Follow signs for A4 and continue through Letterbreen and Belcoo to the border with the Republic.
Follow the N16 (signposted Sligo) for approx. 26km to Sligo, then take N4 (signposted Dublin). Continue forward for approx. 15km and take the N17 (for Castlebar, Galway). Continue on N17 through Charlestown, then turn right onto N5 (signposted Castlebar). Proceed on N5 through Bohola and Bellavary.
At Castlebar take the second exit at the first roundabout, signposted Westport. At next roundabout (junction with N60) take 2nd exit, and at the third roundabout (junction with R311) take the second exit, signposted R311 Achill and Town Centre. At the fourth (final) roundabout, take the first exit (straight ahead), and turn left at next junction (signposted Achill). Follow this road (R311) to Newport, turn right at junction with N59 through the village, follow N59 through Mulranny.
From Mulranny, follow signs for Belmullet (N59) for one mile, then branch left onto R319 signposted Achill. You will shortly arrive in the parish of Achill. For Achill Island, simply follow the R319 through Tonragee and Polranny. Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a road bridge at Achill Sound.