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Trá na Rón

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Trá na Rón(the seals beach) is the perfect spot for a coastal escape on the beautiful, picturesque Wild Atlanic Way on Achill Island. This immaculate and perfectly appointed cosy house over-looking the sea is fantastic for a cycling-break, walking weekend or a romantic couples retreat.

$75 per night
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The Wild Atlantic Lodge

The Wild Atlantic Lodge is new luxurious one bed apt with stunning views of the Ocean! Furnished to the highest standard with everything you need. There are no words to describe the ever changing landscape right before your eyes! Achill is like the end of the rainbow!

$125 per night
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Bespoke Studio Self Catering Accommodation Achill

Get away from it all and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Achill Islands sweeping mountains and majestic beaches. Whether your stay is for a romantic weekend away for two, a getaway retreat or an adventure weekend, Achill has it all. Our Brand New Exclusive accommodation is one of a kind in Achill Island, it is fully heated and insulated & equipped with all the amenities you need for your stay. Located in the village of Dooagh, Under the views of Cruachan Mountain along the Wild Atlantic way.

$94 per night

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Bay View- Room 1-Deluxe Double room
$80 per night
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  2. Keel
Designer cottage by the beach, Wild Atlantic Way
$157 per night
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  2. Achill
Keem Road House, Deluxe Family Room 2
$75 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Dooagh
Comfortable Cottage in Achill
$85 per night
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  2. Doogort
Dugort Cliff Edge Cottage
$101 per night
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Slievemore House - Luxury Self-catering
$128 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Corraun Peninsula
Idyllic Apartment overlooking Achill Clare island
$69 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Achill
First floor single bedroom
$69 per night
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  2. County Mayo
Pier View Cottage
$96 per night
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  2. Achill
Keem Road House, Luxury King Size Room 1
$80 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Achill
Charlie Toms Achill cottage in Dooagh village
$125 per night
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Two Bedroom Beach House
$128 per night

Your guide to Achill Island

All About Achill Island

Located off the western shores of County Mayo, Achill Island is the largest isle in Ireland, known for its rugged beauty, rich history, and traditional Gaeltacht communities, where the Irish language plays an important role. You’ll discover untamed nature in the jagged cliffs of Croaghaun Mountain rising from the sea while the rolling windswept hills give way to peat bogs. The island’s coastal villages are full of thatched cottages, traditional pubs, and streetside cafes. Beyond the scenery, Achill hosts several important archeological sites like the 15th-century Kildamhnait Castle and the Neolithic tombs that dot the landscape. Achill Island attracts travelers looking to experience traditional Irish culture and seafood, including local salmon and oysters, and the area’s expansive beaches provide plenty of opportunities for surfing, paddling, and swimming. Another way to explore the mystical landscapes and dramatic vistas is by lacing up your boots and taking off on one of the many hikes the island offers.


How do I get around Achill Island?

The only way onto Achill island is via a swing bridge that descends into the village of Gob a Choire. If you’re flying into the region, Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC), the nearest international terminal, is about 1.5 hours away by car on the mainland near Charlestown, and Dublin Airport (DUB) is just under four hours away. You can take a bus from the airport onto the island, with stops in the various villages. Local buses run around the island, but service can be sporadic and unreliable. For these reasons, the most straightforward option for getting to your Achill Island vacation rental from the airport and navigating once you arrive is renting a vehicle. Bicycles are another popular option for getting around during the warmer summer months.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Achill Island?

The chilly waters of the North Atlantic bring consistent rain throughout the year. In summer, the warmer weather, lighter rainfall, and stunning scenery come together for some of the most splendid conditions in Ireland. Winters tend to be long and cold with heavier rains. Regardless of the time of year, it’s crucial to pack a waterproof jacket and a few layers as there is always a chance of rain and brisk conditions. Summer sees a handful of festivities and events, including the Yawl Festival, a series of weekly races in traditional wooden sailing boats from July to September.


What are the top things to do in Achill Island?

Slievemore Deserted Village

Just outside of the village of Keel in the island’s northern region is Slievemore Deserted Village. Dozens of ruined stone cottages and farms sit on an archeological site that dates back more than 5,000 years. You can wander the area and explore the remains of Neolithic burial sites and the cottages at the base of Slievemore Mountain.

Slí Grainne Mhaol

More than four miles of hiking paths make up the Slí Grainne Mhaol loop, one of Ireland’s most beautiful walking trails. The route cuts inland on the sheltered southeast side of the island along undulating hills and stark coastal cliffs. For a post-trek reward, stop for a pint and a plate of oysters at one of the pubs near the trailhead.

Keel Beach

You’ll find surfers, divers, beachcombers, and horseback riders on this sprawling sandy shoreline. Over two miles long, just outside of the village of Keel, the beach has become a magnet for ocean-bound adventurers. Keel Beach is also a scenic spot for sunbathing or simply enjoying a sunset picnic while the waves lap the shore.