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Activities on Achill Island

Teeing off from the 9th Achill Island provides an ideal haven for outdoor activity enthusiasts, with activities ranging from sea angling to golf to hill walking and all manner of watersports. Its hilly terrain, including the peaks of Slievemore and Craughan, provides walks and climbs for all abilities. Its five EU Blue Flag beaches allow a range of watersports, from surfing and windsurfing to kayaking and scuba diving.

In summer 2000 a new web site was launched by Turasòireacht Acla (Achill Tourism). The site contains extensive details about activities on Achill Island as well as information on events, destinations and accommodation.

One of the best ways to see the beauty of Achill Island is by bicycle. There are a number of Atlantic drives to follow, and many outlets across the island offer bike hire. Alternatively, you can arrange a specialist cycling holiday - the Mayo Leisure Cycling web site provides information about cycling in Co Mayo, while Irish Cycling Safaris organise specialist cycling holidays in Co Mayo and other parts of Ireland.
Turasòireacht Acla
Follow the links below for extensive details on local activities from Achill Tourism:
Achill Island activities
Hillwalking Ireland
Surfing, Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, Kayaking
Fishing & Sea Angling on Achill
Golf on Achill
Achill Golf Club maintains a popular links golf course at the Sandybanks, Keel. A 9-hole pitch and putt course is available at the Valley House Hostel, while for fun the Keel-based seafood restaurant The Chalet has a crazy golf course. There is also a well-established links course at Mulranny Golf Club on the mainland, as well as clubs at Castlebar and Westport.

The waters around Achill boast a wide range of sea fish, and there are a number of boats available for hire for sea angling, including The Lady Clare and the Cuan na Cuime.

Follow this link to return to the home page of Achill Island 24/7.

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