Visiting the west is not complete without a visit to walk or cycle the greenway. The path is easy to navigate, variously challenging and with lots of stop-off places en route. You are never far from the main road/villages on the way for a break. The greenway is the first of its kind in Ireland for safe cycling adventures, for even younger family members. The only draw-back is a couple of short stages on the main road (though the way is due for completion with no on-road sections).
Many people stop short of Achill itself: for the more intrepid cyclist, getting to this end-point will not disappoint. It has to be said, though, that the town of Achill Sound could do with a bit of a facelift. Nonetheless, we found the people there helpful, welcoming and charming. Accommodation is easy to organise in the B&Bs at either end, to make a weekend of the greenway.
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