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Achill Sound

At the bridge from the mainland is the village of Achill Sound, the main shopping centre of the Island. There are facilities for bathing, boating and fishing, and excursions by motor or sailing boat can be made along the coast and to other nearby islands. Deep sea fishing is also available, with Porbeagle shark providing exciting sport. Achill Sound is a good centre for exploring the less frequented southern tip of the island. This can be done on the road which runs southwards along the sound to Kildownet Church, which has a square-headed doorway and splayed windows. A mile (2km) further on is a rectangular stone-roofed keep of the O' Malleys. This drive may be continued around the coast of Dooega.

Achill Sound Map


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