1.Learn to SUP on Achill Island
Learn to SUP (Stand Up Paddling Boarding) on the golden beaches of Achill. They are the perfect location to learn this unique way of riding the waves on the Wild Atlantic Way.
2.Take in a trad session
Attend a trad session in one of the many traditional bars dotted throughout the island. Achill is famous for being the home of Ireland’s longest running traditional music school Scoil Acla. Islanders are always on hand with a warm welcome and ready with a tune and a song.
Sample the delights of Achill Island’s local produce. Achill Island is home to artisan food producers such as Achill Mountain Lamb, Achill Smocked Salmon, Achill Oysters and Achill Island Sea Salt. Not only that but Achill is now home to its very own beer. Achill Brewery is located in Bunnacurry. An Achill beer will no-doubt be a welcome treat post-Quest.
4.Discover Keem Bay
Keem Bay is renowned as one of Ireland’s most picturesque bays. Keem is one of only 15 Signature Discovery Points on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Keem is occasionally home to the 2nd largest mammal, the Basking Shark, it comes in to the clear fresh waters of Keem to feed. From Keem you can hike to the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Croghaun Mountain which rise to 688mts.
5.Tick off the 5 Blue Flag Beaches and visit a totally new one!!
Achill Island is home to 5 Blue Flag beaches at Keem, Keel, Dooega, Dugort Silver Strand and Dugort Golden Strand. However, last yeary the beach at the Village of Dooagh has seen its long-lost beach returned. It was last being bathed on in the early 80’s when Dooagh Beach turned to a rocky shore with no strand appearing for decades. That is, until April 2017, when all of a sudden, the beach returned with a massive strand for all to enjoy. Hooray!