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52. The Scenic Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Cashel, Dooega, Ashleam Bay & Kindownet Church and Castle

 

 

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Ted Lavelles Bar and Lounge, Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Achill Tourism Centre and shop, Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

At Cashel, in the middle of Achill Island, on the road from Achill Sound to Keel Beach, Dooagh Village and Keem Strand etc. is Ted Lavelles Bar, Lounge and Garage - handy to know, not too many garages on Achill Island to get petrol and diesel. There is also the 'shop' of the 'Achill Tourism' information centre where you can purchase guide books/sheets for walks and places to visit. Details on activities and events in the way of sport, maps, talks and guided walks etc. also available.

AchillTourism, Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland Achill Tourism, Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

The pub and tourist centre at Cashel and then onto Dooega.

 

The coast at Dooega where this a good short 'fresh breeze' walk to Dooega Head.

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Whatever the weather its always 'atmospheric'!

 

Pause for thought.

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Nobody about except the sheep!

 

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Part of the blue flag beach at Dooega and Clare Island in the distance.

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The other section of the beach at Dooega.

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Another safe beach for canoeing.

 

Dooega Village, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, West of Ireland: The tiny village of Dooega has two small blue flag beaches and suitable parking for a great picnic spot. The scenery is spectacular, much wildlife interest, a very safe bay for canoeing and good coastal walking, especially on the west side of the bay. A great picnic spot!

 

Moving south-east to Ashleam Bay for more wonderful west coast of Ireland Atlantic ocean scenery.

Ashleam Bay from the car park on the headland, all of these wonderful views are on the fantastic ATLANTIC DRIVE.

 

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We then moved further on to Achill Sound, Kildownet and Dereens.

 

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Looking across Achill Sound from Kildownet harbour to Corraun Hill.

 

Kildownet Castle (Kildavnet Castle Davnet) with Carraun Hill in the distance.

The 'castle' is essentially a fortified tower house built in the 1400's.

 

Kildownet Harbour. The old church and castle at Kildownet, Achill Island is a good and interesting stopping off place for a break and picnic when touring around Achill in the car.

 

Now that's the way for a dog to get around on this Atlantic coast!

 

 

The old cemetery and church at Kildownet (Kildavnet Church ~1700). An ancient Christian site by tradition but there was definitely a church here in the 16th century probably built by the 'Pirate Queen' Grace O'Malley to serve worshippers of the nearby castle.

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The church ruin probably dates from the 17th-18th century but built on the site of a much earlier church.

 

On the right is the grave of the 10 victims of the Kirkintillock fire tragedy of Glasgow in 1937, all of whose bodies were returned to their place of birth.

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53. Atlantic Coastal Walking East of Ashleam Bay, on the south side of Achill Island

SCENES from IRELAND

This is just a fantastic area to walk in, the scenery is breathtaking and endless!

There were few tourists around, just the odd passing coach and hardly any other walkers!

 

Not bad views yes! Worthy of any holiday cottage location, and good for checking on the weather! which seemed fair for the day and so we headed off to do some more Atlantic coastal walking ...

 

so it was beautiful that we decided to return with better weather!

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You can along this coast for miles in a south-easterly direction from Ashleam Bay

 

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Clare Island in the distance.

 

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A lone fishing boat.

 

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This hoist system was built to salvage cargo from a wrecked ship ...

... and was built in a somewhat precarious position!

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The Atlantic drive is popular excursion route for tourist bus trips.

 

 

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The stripes in the landscape are 'lazy beds' where potatoes where grown.

 

Looking north-east back along the Atlantic drive road in the direction of Ashleam Bay.

 

Ashleam Bay, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland: Ashleam Bay, on the south coast of Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland. There is a superb viewing point and car parking on a headland on Ashleam Bay. After a good picnic you can take a bracing walk along the spectacular coast. This is some of the most wonderful scenic coastal walking we have ever done in Ireland.

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