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17th Nov 2017

Here Are 7 Charming Places To Stay While Visiting Achill Island


Achill is Ireland’s largest island just off the coast of Mayo and is simply waiting to be explored, but you’ll want to source the right digs before you make the trek there.

Since the Smithwick’s 10° West is taking place on the island this New Year’s, it’s safe to assume that Achill Island will be brimming with visitors over the holidays so if that includes you, it’s time to start thinking about getting your accommodation sorted.

We’ve had a bit of a nose about to find the most charming places to stay on Achill and here’s what we’ve came up with…

Achill Cliff House Hotel

Most likely your first port of call when it comes to Achill accommodation, the family-run business has been nominated for Best Hotel Restaurant Award 2015 and bagged itself a RAC Dining Award.

Not only does the hotel serve up locally sourced dishes and carefully selected wines, it even overlooks Trawmore Beach and the Mighty Minaun Cliffs.

For more info, click HERE.

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BayMountain View

Located on its very own quiet road, close to local favourite Gielty’s pub and restaurant, here you’ll find breathtaking views across Dooagh Bay to Minaun Cliffs.

You can pick from one of three two-storey townhouses, complete with two en-suite bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen/diner and spacious living room. These surroundings are designed to make you feel right at home.

For more info, click HERE.

Bay Mountain View

Achill Lodge

Found at the heart of Achill, this is where you can get a little taste of luxury.

From the roof garden or balconies of this boutique guesthouse you can enjoy views of the village of Bunnacurry and the nearby bay. You’ll receive a warm welcome here upon arrival too, as complimentary tea or coffee and sandwiches will be left out for you to enjoy — which is always appreciated.

For more info, click HERE.

Achill Lodge Bedroom

McLoughlins of Mulranny

The bar may be best known for its panoramic views of Clew Bay and regular live music, but they’ve also converted the living quarters upstairs into cosy bed and breakfast accommodation.

You can expect hardwood furniture, crisp bed linen, deep mattresses, pristine en-suites, fluffy towels, tea and coffee making facilities, dramatic views and hearty Irish breakfasts… what more could  you need?

For more info, click HERE.

Mcloughlins Of Mulranny

Ferndale Luxury Bed & Breakfast

This place is the perfect little sanctuary from the everyday stresses of life.

You can live the dream by staying in this idyllic and gorgeously decorated little homestead at the edge of Europe and forget all your woes… if only for a few short days.

For more info, click HERE.


Achill Seal Caves Caravan & Camping Park

This camping site offers a variety of pitches at various levels to suit all needs of camping and caravanning, should you be the type who enjoys staying in the great outdoors.

Dogs are also welcome on the grounds so you needn’t leave your four-legged friend at home to enjoy a stay here.

For more info, click HERE.

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Achill Ocean’s Edge

There’s something wonderfully romantic about a stone cottage by the sea, isn’t there?

Nestled at the foot of a sheltering hill, Achill Ocean’s Edge can be found at the start of the breathtaking Atlantic Drive, which is the scenic coastal route enjoyed by visitors to the island.

Be it for a couple’s getaway or a retreat to recharge your batteries, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this place.

For more info, click HERE.

Achill Oceans Edge

With so many great accommodation options to be found on Achill Island this New Year’s, you won’t want to delay in getting your tickets to Smithwick’s 10° West HERE before they’re gone.