"Two-taxi Island: Achill, County, Mayo" Top 5 Page for this destination Achill Island by sarahjayn

Achill Island Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 61 photos

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:the pressance of a higher power is confirmed in its views, the people are nice, there's a pub around every corner, and there is not even a hint of oppressive corporate life
  • Cons:only two taxis on the whole island, you will get suckered into something called "the disco at achill head", and it is bone-chillingly cold and rainy
  • In a nutshell:Achill is a great place to get lost and commune with some sheep, pub owners, avid local historians, and American archaeological students. Plus, the view is amazing.
  • Last visit to Achill Island: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • zone_de_guerre's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2010 at 5:50 AM

    Have to laugh at this tip, I wear soccer jerseys to the pub as most of the birds in there are too bloody ugly to make the effort for lol!!!

  • Oct 8, 2006 at 5:30 AM

    Well, Achill during the summer can be the most beautiful part of the world, but when it rains, it rains (due to the soaring mountains around), fair enough it does rain but its not that bad folks!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 6:52 AM

    very nice tips and photos from a place that seems absolutely beautiful.

  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2005 at 11:40 AM

    Nice page, nice pictures, and great write up.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 5:05 PM

    nice tips Sarah!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 10:04 AM

    An excellent page that brings back fond memories of this fine country! Too bad I did not get that far north, Achill Island looks interesting. Thanks for the interesting commentary, you made me laugh! Hmm, I actually need new Wellies!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 10:47 AM

    Very well written - with a great sense of humor. My ancestors came from Mayo County, Ireland, and we plan to visit there for the first time next year.

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2005 at 6:18 PM

    Interesting tips! Maybe I can visit this part of Ireland some day :-)

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2005 at 11:48 AM

    great and very interesting tips. Astonishing opening picture of Minaun Cliffs! Please keep on writing!

  • amapola66's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2005 at 11:42 AM

    cool vibes. why don't you keep going? some people do like an alternative view, spellings or not (from the worst typist)


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