Use the directions below as a guide to getting to Achill from Dublin by road. You may print this page for reference while travelling.
Dublin to Achill
Starting at Lucan, follow the Lucan Road (N4) signposted ‘The West, Lucan’. Continue forward onto Leixlip Bypass – M4 (signposted Sligo, M4). Through the Toll Plaza continue along N4 past Rathowen and Edgeworthstown to Longford. At Longford roundabout take the 1st exit onto Ballymahon Road (N4), at next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N4 and continue on N4 entering Longford town.
At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Dublin Road (R393). Continue forward onto Dublin Street (N5). Turn left onto New Street (N63). Continue forward, then turn right onto Ballymahon Street (N63). Continue forward onto Main Street (N5).
Follow the N5 entering Strokestown, at roundabout take first left (N5) and continue through Tulsk and Bellinagare to Ballaghaderreen. Take sharp right turn, following the N5, and continue along the Charlestown bypass through Bohola to Castlebar.
At Castlebar take the second exit (straight ahead) at the first roundabout, signposted Westport. At next roundabout (junction with N60) take 2nd exit (straight ahead), and at the third roundabout (junction with R311) take the second exit (turning right), signposted R311 Achill and Town Centre. At the fourth and final roundabout, take the second 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.