Towns of Mayo
Achill Island —County Mayo
Achill Island, Ireland's largest island, is a unique holiday destination. Easily accessible by road bridge from the beautiful Currane peninsula, Achill encompasses dramatic land and seascapes which have provided inspiration for artists and writers for many years. Join the breathtaking Atlantic Drive along the coast and continue to Keel village to view the magnificent Minaun Cliffs. Or, climb Saddle Head at Keem Bay and view the sea cliffs at Craughaun (668m).
Achill has a number of Blue Flag beaches and many archaeological and historical sites including the famous Deserted Village at Slievemore and Kildamhnait Castle associated with Pirate Queen, Grace O'Malley. Many activities are offered in Achill from watersports, diving and fishing to golf, walking and cycling.
Achill has a rich cultural heritage, with painting, writing and archeological schools, traditional music and dance and, as a bilingual community, Irish is spoken in a relaxed natural environment - Labhair Gaeilge linn i nGaeltacht Acla.
Festivals in Achill include St Patrick's weekend Walks Festival, the traditional Street Festival, the Achill Seafood Festival, cultural festival Scoil Acla and a yawl sailing festival, Cruinniu Badoiri Acla, as well as the October Arts Festival.