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Achill Island

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Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes. Connected to the mainland by a road bridge, the island--the largest off the coast of Ireland--has a remarkable history dating back to the arrival of Neolithic people as far back as 6,000 years ago. Today, an Achill Island holiday offers a chance to visit ruins of castles and abandoned villages once controlled by the mighty O'Malley clan, for centuries the island's protector from foreign invaders. Plan your vacation with our Ireland trip maker tool and discover the best things to do in Achill Island.
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Where to stay in Achill Island

Achill Island offers a good selection of accommodations catering to a range of budgets. You'll find cozy bed and breakfasts and homely inns, which typically offer free breakfast, plenty of parking space, and comfortable rooms within restored older buildings. For proximity to the mainland and easy access to the iconic white cliffs, stay in the small settlement of Achill Sound. You can also consider the village of Keel, where you'll enjoy some of the most dramatic cliff-side scenery on the island.
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