Achill International Harp Festival

The 2019 Achill Harp Festival will run from Friday 25th October to Monday 28th October in the beautiful surrounding of Achill Island along the Wild Atlantic Way. The festival is focused on the harp as a significant symbol of Irish culture but also highlights world music, song and dance. There will be concerts and late night festival club, […]

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Battle for the Lake @ Achill Island

The Battle for the lake 2019 is back on Achill Island! This is 10 years of making waves, stealing the wind and brining Achill Island to the forefront of water sports events on the internationa circuit + the coolest music festival, Craic party of the year! While the day time is dedicated to the biggest […]

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Achill International Harp Festival 2019

The 2019 Achill Harp Festival will run from Friday 25th October to Monday 28th October in the beautiful surrounding of Achill Island along the Wild Atlantic Way. The festival is focused on the harp as a significant symbol of Irish culture but also highlights world music, song and dance. There will be concerts and late night festival club, […]

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Keem Bay ranked third in the world

ONLY a beach in the sun-soaked Caribbean and a beach in a Hawaiian paradise stood in the way of Achill’s Keem Bay of being ranked the world’s best beach. The island’s jewel has been ranked third by another prestigious travel magazine mere weeks after a leading travel magazine ranked Keem as the eleventh best beach in the world. In selecting their top 20 beaches in the world, Condé Nast […]

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A night at the musicals to kick off Féile Chill Damhnait

The annual Féile Chill Damhnait festival kicks off this week with an action packed calendar of events to enjoy over the 12 days of the festival which runs from Wednesday, August 7 to Monday, August 19.One of the most popular community festivals in recent years on Achill Island, this year’s Féile Chill Damhnait has a programme of events for all age groups to enjoy […]

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World Cup winner Rose proud of her Achill roots

THE scorer of the winning goal in the FIFA Women’s World Cup is very proud of her Achill roots. Both her great-grandparents emigrated from the island to the US, where they were married in 1908.Rose Lavelle was one of the stars of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring the decisive second goal in the United States’ 2-0 victory over […]

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1,300 runners take part in successful Achill Half-Marathon

Participants from 22 countries at island races THE Achill Half Marathon and 10k took place on Saturday last with more than 1,300 runners from a record 22 different countries taking part in the event. The early morning mist cleared by the start of the race to bring almost perfect racing conditions. The Half-Marathon was won by David Murray in a time of 1 hr 16 mins […]

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Mayo Islands – Top 10 Things to Do – Achill

Achill is the largest island in Ireland and its unique landscape has inspired many artists and writers, including Camille Souter, Robert Henri, Paul Henry and Heinrich Böll. Lashed by the wild Atlantic Ocean and carved by the windswept rain, Achill Island is a truly spectacular place. 1. Achill has some of the best quality beaches […]

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Sea Salt Visitor Centre opens in Achill

A Unique visitor centre and salt production facility, developed by Salann Mara Acla/Achill Island Sea Salt, was officially opened by the Minister for Community and Rural Development, Michael Ring TD in Bunnacurry on Friday. The Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor centre, developed with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta, offers an educational behind the scenes tour of their unique sea salt production […]

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