Achill Island

Achill Island is the largest island off the west coast of Ireland. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge at Achill Sound.

Cities

The main villages of Achill are (from the west) Dooagh, Pollagh, Keel, Dookinella, The Valley, Bunacurry, Cashel, Dooega, Saula, Ashleam, Dereens, Cloughmore, Achill Sound and Currane.

Understand

Achill is an island but is connected to the mainland of Ireland by a bridge at Achill Sound. The bridge spans about 100 metres and allows two lanes of traffic to pass onto the island.

Talk

They speak traditional Irish as well as English.

Get in

You can get to Achill by car or bus. Two buses a day leave from Westport to Achill and back.

See

Achill has a beautiful little sandy beach - Keel Bay. The view from Menaun Heights towards this bay is spectacular.

Do

Various stunning beaches make this a popular holiday location for the locals.

Eat

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