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Cyclists to gear up for Tour de Achill

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One of Ireland’s most picturesque cycle sportives, the Tour de Achill, which takes in routes along the Wild Atlantic Way, will take place next Saturday, September 1. The Tour de Achill, hosted by the Achill Wheelers Cycling Club, takes in some of the most stunning scenic routes along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Derek Warfield and Young Wolfe Tones to play in Achill

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For over 50 years Derek Warfield has been one of Ireland’s best known ballad singers and now he has teamed up with the new generation to bring an old tradition with a young sound to his legion of fans.

Six boys and the Achill Mission

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‘A Shaking of the Dry Bones’ - Achill Island in the 1830s

On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.

Achill gets ready for Sheep Dog invasion

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Excitement is the air in Mayo following the announcement that the The Irish National Sheep Dog Trials are scheduled to take place for the first time in the county, on Achill Island from Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21.

Achill WW2 Éire Marker Restored

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Following the breakout of World War II in 1939 the Irish Government decided to build a series of look out posts (LOPs) along the coast in order to protect our recently declared neutrality.

Achill Experience to open new extension tomorrow

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Another step in the development of one of Ireland’s most exciting visitor attractions will happen tomorrow, Saturday, when the newly-extended Achill Experience, Aquarium and Visitor Centre is officially opened by Minister Michael Ring.

Promising news for discovery point at Keem Bay

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, this week welcomed the news that a letter of offer from Fáilte Ireland has been approved for the Wild Atlantic Way discovery point at Keem Bay.

Wonders of the Wake to bring a treat to Achill

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Lovers of Irish music are in for a treat this coming May Bank Holiday Sunday, May 6, in Achill, with the world premiere of a new trad arts show Wonders of the Wake.

Startup Weekend West comes to Achill

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In the age of the Internet of Things, urbanisation and Elon Musk… what lies in store for our cities, towns, and villages?

 

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