Use the directions below as a guide to getting to Achill from Galway City by road. You may print this page for reference while travelling.
Galway to Achill
From Galway city centre, follow signs for N84 (signposted Castlebar, Headford).
Follow N84 through Clonboo, Headford (turn right), Shrule, Kilmaine, Ballinrobe, Partry, Ballintubber and Ballyhean. At junction for N60, go straight ahead onto N60 to Castlebar.
In Castlebar, at the junction with the N5, take 1st exit at roundabout (signposted Westport, Achill). At the next 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.