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Activities on Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland

Achill's landscape of rugged mountains, freshwater lakes, secluded beaches and Atlantic coastline makes it a perfect location for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Hillwalking on Achill Island, Ireland

Achill offers some of Ireland's most spectacular hillwalks and treks, with walks available for all abilities.

Golf on Achill Island, Ireland

Achill offers a challenging 9-hole links course, and nearby courses include Westport and Carne (Belmullet).

Fishing boat off Achill Island, Ireland

Achill provides some of the best sea angling in Europe. 34 different species have been caught in Achill waters, including blue shark.

Surfboards at Keel, Achill Island, Ireland

Achill's Atlantic waters are perfect for surfing, sea-kayaking and scuba diving. Keel lake is ideal for canoeing and windsurfing.

Detail of Launching the Currach, by Paul Henry

Achill has long provided inspiration for artists and writers. Retreat to Achill's peace and invigorate your creative instincts.