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Achill Island

About Achill Island

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What people say

"Achill island is accessed by a short bridge from the mainland. It takes about an hour to drive from the entry point of the Island to its furthest point from land, Keem bay. There are shops, pubs and places to stay on the Island. Despite this, it still feels very wild and isolated. A stunning place that is often visited by Whales and dolphins."

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The West coast of Ireland is widely accepted as being one of the most beautiful, wild and untouched stretches of coastline in the world. Irelands Wild Atlantic Way marked roadway stretches from the South-western most point of Mizen Head to the wild Malin Head on the most North-western corner. This well marked route takes you through some of Irelands most spectacular and, indeed, wild countryside as well as many of our culturally rich towns and villages. With ample photography opportunities, hiking trails, walks and eateries serving traditional Irish food, the Wild Atlantic way provides an exciting and varied road trip as well as a wide range of stunning destinations for your stay. In this comprehensive guide, I will take you through all you need to know for the ultimate Wild Atlantic Way road trip. What you get; - 100+ pins of places to visit, explore, swim, eat, walk, stay and more.      - Links to Irish websites with further information with every pin. - First hand advice and observations for each location from a native Irish person. - Tips and tricks section to enhance your Irish travels. - Packing suggestions section for advice on what to bring to tackle Irish weather, wildlife and lifestyle. - Photographs taken by me depicting the locations. - Constantly updated guide with new locations added as I discover them!
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