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Achill Island

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


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.

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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.


They speak traditional Irish as well as English.

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

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


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



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