Achill Island Adventure – Gourmet Greenway
Leaving Dublin behind late on Thursday night with the car packed to the hilt with clothes, shoes, toys, sports gear and all the other essentials for a long weekend away with the family. The destination was Achill Island, Co Mayo, in the west of Ireland. This is the largest island off the coast of Ireland. Achill is attached to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge and a 3.5hour drive . Early human settlements are believed to have been established on Achill around 3000 BC. A paddle dating from this period was found at the crannóg near Dookinella. The island is 87% peat bog and there are between 500-600 native Irish speakers in Achill parish.
The wild atlantic coast awaited us, fresh sea food and ‘Ceol agus Craic’.