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.
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.
They speak traditional Irish as well as English.
You can get to Achill by car or bus. Two buses a day leave from Westport to Achill and back.
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.
- Bayside Bistro, Keel, ☏ . Family friendly sea food restaurant.