The Best Things to Do in Achill Island

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Achill Island

4.3
Bodies of Water · Beaches · Ruins

Popular things to do in Achill Island

Water Body
Keem Bay Dooagh
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Ruin
Deserted Village
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Keel Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes. Connected to the mainland by a road bridge, the island--the largest off the coast of Ireland--has a remarkable history dating back to the arrival of Neolithic people as far back as 6,000 years ago. Today, an Achill Island holiday offers a chance to visit ruins of castles and abandoned villages once controlled by the mighty O'Malley clan, for centuries the island's protector from foreign invaders. Plan your vacation with our Ireland trip maker tool and discover the best things to do in Achill Island.

Side trips from Achill Island

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Scenic Walking Area
Downpatrick Head Ballycastle
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
Carne Golf Links Belmullet
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Erris Head Loop Walk Belmullet
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Blacksod Bay Belmullet
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Achill Island

Historic Walking Area
Sli Grainne Mhaol
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Achill Secret Garden
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Castle
Kildavnet Castle
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Spa
Achill Seaweed Baths
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Achill Island

Mountain
Minaun
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Mountain
Croaghaun
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Achill Island

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Beach
Dugort Beach Dugort
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Achill Island

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Cemetery
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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