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Achill Island is located of the west coast of Ireland. It is a mecca for the great outdoors with its sandy beaches, cliff top walks and rugged wild Atlantic coastline.

Here are the top activities to do in Achill:


Get a surf lesson at the stunning Blueflag Keel beach. Discover the unspoilt beauty of the deep Atlantic Ocean with a snorkel session at Keem Bay. Feel the wind in your face and try windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Horse Riding

Gallop through the surf on Keel Beach or enjoy a leisurely trek in the hills.


Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula is a hillwalking paradise. Every walk offers panoramic views of the rugged Wild Altantic coastline.


One of the best ways to get to know Achill Island, for first-time visitors and seasoned visitors alike, is with a guided tour. Discover hidden gems in Achill, learn about local history and folklore, and take the opportunity to question your guides on whatever aspect of Achill Island life and heritage that interests you.

Legs willing, cycle the magnificent Great Western Green Way. Starting in Achill Sound, the 42km off road route follows the the former Achill-Westport railway line.

If you don’t have the energy to do any activities after Quest Achill, don’t worry Achill has lots of nice bars, cafes and restaurants to relax in.


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