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VISIT THE GEM OF THE WEST

The Achill Island is a not-so-secret gem in the west of Ireland. Accessible via one bridge across the Achill Sound, we recommend making the detour during your road trip, or as a day trip from nearby Westport.

Achill is the largest island off the coast of Ireland and is steeped in history. It was first inhabited 5,000 years ago, making not only its gorgeous scenery worth a visit, but its incredible history.

Here you may find megalithic tombs, ancient forts, other historic buildings and even deserted dwellings. These ancient monuments add a mysterious element to the atmosphere of the island.

Head inland to come upon one of the popular attractions of the island, the Deserted Village. It is made up of ruins and remains of more than 80 houses that were abandoned in the 19th century.

Visitors, especially in the summer, can enjoy spectacular beaches. Keem Bay’s small cove with its clear, turquoise water is reminiscent of the Caribbean. Keel Beach is ideal for those who may enjoy more adventurous sea sports, such as surfing.

The beauty of Achill Island is that you can make your visit as active or relaxing as you want. Amidst all the fun, make sure to sample the fresh Atlantic seafood!

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Tours including Achill Island

You could experience Achill Island through any one of these tours below.

Ireland
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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Ireland

3556EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Ireland

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Ireland
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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Wild Atlantic Way at Leisure

2968EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Wild Atlantic Way at Leisure

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Ireland
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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Ireland

2899EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Ireland

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Scotland & Ireland
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25 days / 24 nights
Apr - Oct

Ultimate Tour of Scotland & Ireland

4398GBP

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25 days / 24 nights
Apr - Oct

Ultimate Tour of Scotland & Ireland

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