Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Achill Island

Our trip to Achill included an amazing three days taking in the beautiful scenery and local hospitality. Much fun was had travelling around the island and spending New Years Eve in one of the local pubs. It was certainly something to remember and I would love to go back some time during the summer months and swim off the many golden beaches looking out to the Atlantic Ocean under the towering cliffs and imposing mountains.

The island itself has been inhabited for around 5,000 years and includes megalithic tombs dating back to the stone age. It has 5 blue flag beaches, secluded valleys and unmatched scenery. The Atlantic drive takes in over 40km of coastal roadways with many places to stop and enjoy the views.

They say a picture paints a thousand words so without further ado here are some of the pictures I took during my stay.

Kildnavet Tower

View from Keem Bay

Keem Bay

View of Achill from Deserted Village

Deserted Village

Swimmers on New Years Day

Trawmore Strand


Blogger Skry said...

Hey you got a few really good pics there - especially the sky ones with the sun shining through. It sounds like a really nice place to visit - will have to get to there myself some time for a wee break.

New Years Day swimmers?!? Are they mad!?!

12:09 am  
Blogger Donovan said...


Yeah it looks nicer in photos than I remember.. and I remember it being very nice :)

10:35 pm  

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