Achill Island is the largest of the Irish isles, with a bridge first completed from the mainland to here in 1887.
Carrickkildavnet Castle is a 15th-century tower house associated with the O’Malley Clan, who were once a ruling family of Achill.
One of Achill’s most famous historical sites is that of the Achill Mission at Dugort. In 1831, the Church of Ireland Reverend Edward Nangle founded a proselytising mission here.
In 1894, the first train on the Achill railway carried the bodies of victims of the Clew Bay Drowning, when a boat overturned, drowning thirty-two young people.
The cliffs of Croaghaun on the western end of the island are the third highest sea cliffs in Europe but are inaccessible by road.
The beautiful Blue Flag beach of Keem Bay is located past Dooagh village in the west of the island.
The 42km Great Western Greenway Mayo travels from Westport to Achill Island finishing just short of the bridge to the island at Achill Sound.
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