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About Achill Island

Achill Island is located off the west coast of Ireland, in County Mayo. It is the largest island off the Irish coast and spans about 15 miles from east to west and 11 miles from north to south.

It is connected to the mainland by a bridge named after Michael Davitt, 19th Century Irish social campaigner, Fenian, and founder of the National Land League, who officially opened it in 1887. Achill is renowned for its magnificent landscape – mountains, lakes, bog land, pristine beaches and towering cliffs are just some of the sights that await you on Achill Island. There is a breathtaking view around every corner and visitors to Achill soon find themselves entranced by the pure air, stunning scenery and the friendliness and hospitality of its people.

Achill has always attracted artists and writers who were drawn to the island by its unique beauty and old world character. These included painters Paul Henry, Charles Lamb, Derick Hill, Robert Henri and the German Nobel Prize-winning author, Heinrich Boll.

Holiday activities are many and varied, and include hill-walking, swimming, cycling, water sports, diving, fishing and golf. For lots more information on things to do and see on Achill Island Achill Tourism by clicking their logo below:

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Faoi Oileán Acla

Tá Oileán Acla suite ó chósta thiar na hÉireann, i gContae Mhaigh Eo. Is é an t-oileán is mó as cósta na hÉireann agus cuimsíonn sé thart ar 15 míle ó thoir go siar agus 11 míle ó thuaidh go deas.

Tá sé ceangailte leis an mórthír le droichead a ainmníodh i ndiaidh Michael Davitt, feachtálaí sóisialta na hÉireann sa 19ú haois, Fenian, agus bunaitheoir Sraith Náisiúnta na Talún, a d’oscail go hoifigiúil é sa bhliain 1887. Tá cáil ag an Oileán agus a thírdhreach iontach – na sléibhte, na lochanna, portach móna, tránna fíorghlán agus na h-aillte airder – cuid de na radharcanna atá ag fanacht leat ar Oileán Acla. Tá radharcanna iontach ar fud gach cúinne agus go luath, cuirtear cuairteoirí chuig Acaill faoi dhraíocht leis an aer folláin na farraige, na radharcanna agus cairdiúlacht agus fáilteachais na hOileánaigh.

Tharraing Acaill aird i gcónaí na h-ealaíontóirí agus na scríbhneoirí leis a chuid áilleacht uathúil agus a chuid shean-charachtar domhanda. Ina measc bhí péintéirí Paul Henry, Charles Lamb, Derick Hill, Robert Henri agus an t-údar a bhuaigh Duais Nobel – Heinrich Boll.

Tá gníomhaíochtaí saoire iomadúla agus éagsúila, mar shampla – siúil, snámh, rothaíocht, spóirt uisce, tumadóireacht, iascaireacht agus gailf. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi rudaí le déanamh agus le feiscint ar Oileán Acla, téigh chuig www.loveachill.com nó ar shuíomh Gréasáin Turasóireachta Achill.

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