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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, visit www.loveachill.com or the Achill Tourism website.

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 é go hoifigiúil é i 1887. Tá cáil ag Achill as a tírdhreach iontach – sléibhte, lochanna Tá cuid de na radharcanna atá ag fanacht leat ar Oileán Acla ach talamh, tránna pristine agus aillte ard. Tá radharc iontach ar fud gach cúinne agus cuirtear cuairteoirí chuig Acaill go luath chun iad féin a fháil amach ag aer íon, radharcra iontacha agus cairdiúlacht agus fáilteachais a chuid daoine.

Mheall Achill i gcónaí ealaíontóirí agus scríbhneoirí a tharraing an oileán ag a áilleacht uathúil agus a sean-charachtar domhanda. Ina measc bhí péintéirí Paul Henry, Charles Lamb, Derick Hill, Robert Henri agus an t-údar a bhuaigh Duais Nobel na Gearmáine, Heinrich Boll.

Tá gníomhaíochtaí saoire iomadúla agus éagsúil, lena n-áirítear siúil, snámh, rothaíocht, spóirt uisce, tumadóireacht, iascaireacht agus gailf. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi rudaí le déanamh agus féach ar Oileán Acla, téigh chuig www.loveachill.com nó ar shuíomh Gréasáin Turasóireachta Achill.