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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

Westport, Ireland
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What an amazing trip

In the Fall of 2018, we traveled the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. To put it mildly, what an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bowerfan
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Summerland, BC, Canada
Breathtaking

We drove around Achill Island, ending up at Keem Bay. The views are stunning, making you want to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aaron D
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Westport, Ireland
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"achill island"
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"keem beach"
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"deserted village"
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"lovely drive"
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"wild atlantic way"
in 53 reviews
"stunning views"
in 53 reviews
"rugged coastline"
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"beautiful beach"
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"the atlantic ocean"
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"sunny day"
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"coast road"
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"take your time"
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"well worth the trip"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Fall of 2018, we traveled the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. To put it mildly, what an incredible trip. Achill Island was a very unique part of the drive. We enjoyed strolling along the beach, wandering into town and just enjoying the tranquility...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove around Achill Island, ending up at Keem Bay. The views are stunning, making you want to stop every couple of hundred metres to take a photograph. The local wildlife 🐑 don’t seem to bothered by the tourists either! Would definitely reccommend the visit.

Thank Aaron D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Keel beach fabulous lovely drive out to achill. My husband and I really enjoyed it here went to the beehive for lunch delicious. Thank you

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing views of the island on this trail, well worth doing if going to climb croagh Patrick or in the area of Westport. Beautiful views on the cliffs and plenty of sheep!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A must do, just pack a lunch as shops are few and far between and are not open all year round. Oh and if you are there in the dark remember to look up!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

It is well worth taking the longer coastal route from Mulrany to Achill Sound. A pleasant restaurant in Keel was ideal for lunch.

Thank John N
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We travelled from Westport by car taking the coast road after Mulranny eventually crossing the bridge on to Achill Island. We followed the Wild Atlantic Way signs with magnificent panoramic views of the rugged coastline. We ended up in Keel and had a lovely lunch...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Or photographs could tell the beauty of Achill Island. It is truly stunning and literally takes your breath away.. An absolute must visit

Thank CarolAVFC
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Even though I’m from Mayo every time I visit Achill Island I’m stunned by its beauty and the friendly locals. I can never understand why I don’t spend more time there. Visit Keem bay, the new beach at Dooagh and stop at Teds for a...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Most tourists arrive in Ireland with the impression that the South West of the country has THE must visit area, and while it is true that it's a fabulous area, I would urge people to visit the North West, including the Atlantic Drive on Achill...More

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cathymurf
18 October 2017|
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Response from Cary L | Reviewed this property |
The drive takes about an hour and a half. Realistically it will take longer because you are going to stop along the way to see different things and stop at the beaches. It is one of the most beautiful drives in Ireland... More
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David M
30 August 2017|
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Response from stephenpgrace | Reviewed this property |
Hi David, Dublin to Achill in a day will be exhausting in terms of driving as it will take you time to get across the country. If and when you get to Achill go all the way out to Keem Bay. Westport to Achill is an hours... More
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Emily R
1 April 2017|
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Response from Siwelmr | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2-1/2 hrs. We stopped several times to take photographs & to walk on the beach.
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