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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

Westport, Ireland
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While staying in Westport, we drove all the way to the end of Anthill Island and are so happy we... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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We enjoyed this drive as well as any we drove in Ireland. Breathtaking and easier than some... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Bluffton, South Carolina
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“achill island” (176 reviews)
“lovely drive” (30 reviews)
Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

While staying in Westport, we drove all the way to the end of Anthill Island and are so happy we did. The scenery is spectacular. Don't miss the Deserted Village, which is a little off the main road, but worth the time. It has almost...More

Thank kathleenskrick
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this drive as well as any we drove in Ireland. Breathtaking and easier than some others....Kerry. We were blessed with great weather so the views were majestic

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

this drive is just lovely--Irish architecture on one side of the road and the sea on the other. The salty strong breeze is fresh and invigorating. When we passed, the tide was out and the beach was littered with tidepools and a few shells, great...More

Thank mcmousee
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Absolutely breathtaking scenery! You have to visit and decide for yourself whether the sheep are fearless, stupid, suicidal or all three!

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

the roads are scary but the views are spectacular. Some of the best we saw in all of Ireland. A definite for any trip.

Thank Mimickinga
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Achill island is one of the beautiful places in Ireland. Drive along the coastline and you can see breathtaking views of the Atlantic. I would recommend Keem bay on the island as a place for camping. Its calm and quiet. You can go for a...More

Thank Rahul T
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Beautiful drive along the Atlantic with green fields and rolling hills and many many sheep. A must see when in the area

Thank mbf1128
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Follow the most untravelled routes to explore the island. Coastal roads are so picturesque. Careful driving required, especially during stormy weather. Sheep are all beauties. Ocean is wild and noisy there.

Thank Z K
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went on this drive on a windswept, raining day, but that didn't make it less enjoyable. Many stunning views on the drive, which does cover some narrow roads that require you to pay close attention. Keem Bay is worth the drive to the end...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's not very long but we enjoyed the views a lot. Very narrow roads but light traffic. For the confident drivers - you are up for a treat. Some say that this is one of the most beautiful coastal drives in Ireland - agreed. And...More

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Emily R
How long does it take to drive around Achill Island?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Blesjka | Reviewed this property |
Really depends on how many stops you make and the weather. We spent a full day there....I'd spend a day if you can. There is so much to see. We stopped at Minaun Hill (spectacular views and you can drive to the top!), the... More
Where would be best place to stay? Westport seems v expensive. We are family of 5
1 January 2017|
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Response from leeds2765 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry it's taken so long to answer We have always stayed in Westport at the Westport Coast Hotel as it's a great base to stay . Depending on your budget there are a lot of B&B's to choose from. You could try Newport or... More