Achill Island, Ireland's largest island,
is situated off the west coast of County Mayo. It measures 20kms
by 18kms, and is connected to the mainland by the Michael Davitt
bridge. Achill boasts five Blue Flag* beaches - each one ideal
for all kinds of water sports.
Achill Island Information
Its unique and rugged scenery of mountains, heather-clad
moorland and Atlantic seascapes will capture your heart. Historical
sites at the Megalithic Tomb, Giant's Grave and Deserted Village
are within walking distance.
Achill is a haven for outdoor activities catering for all
interests, e.g. 9-hole Golf course, Deep Sea fishing, Angling,
Sub-Aqua diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Hill and
Mountain walking, Rock Climbing and Pitch & Putt course.
Expert tuition is available at Keel Lake during the summer
months. There is a PADI dive centre on the island at Purteen
Harbour, just opposite the Club Achill Houses and Apartments.
Restaurants, Craft Shops, nightly Pub entertainment and a
friendly and welcoming atmosphere will ensure your visit to
Achill Island will be one to remember.
To find out more about what Achill Island has to offer, take
a look at the Visit
*The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label
awarded to beaches and marinas. It works towards sustainable
development through strict criteria dealing with water quality,
environmental education and information, environmental management,
and safety and other services.
For information on how to get to Achill Island,
by car, bus, train or plane please see the
Visit Achill Travel information page