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(ˈæk əl)

an island off the coast of NW Ireland. 14 mi. (23 km) long; 11 mi. (18 km) wide.
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HUNDREDS of kite-enthusiasts were flying high in Achill Island, Co Mayo, over the weekend during an annual festival.
Synopsis: Art historian Nora Barnes and her husband, Toby Sandler, are visiting West Ireland for a family reunion when during a morning walk through a deserted village on Achill Island, Nora stumbles upon a body--it's her notorious uncle Bert.
ACHILL ROAD BOY (3.40) will take all the beating in the Racebets Handicap Chase.
CARLISLE: 2.10 Mill Forge, 2.45 Rhymers Stone, 3.20 Fin And Game, 3.55 Achill Road Boy, 4.30 Derrynane, 5.05 Mister Kit, 5.40 The Very Man.
Sina, pictured wearing her Break The Curse T-shirt in reference to Mayo's 66-year cup-less run, spends five days a week in Achill and the remainder in Naas.
Read: ( Irish Beach Mysteriously Returns 30 Years After Storm On Achill Island Destroyed It
In 1984, the sand at Dooagh beach on Achill Island were washed away by big storms.
west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.The 300 metre beach near the tiny village of Dooagh on Achill Island vanished in 1984 when storms stripped it of its sand, leaving nothing more than a series of rock pools.
Synopsis: "The Artist on the Island: An Achill Journal" is a beautifully illustrated memoir by Pete Hogan and the follow-up to his highly acclaimed "The Log of the Molly B." (9781908308214, $32.95).
Satish Seemar won this event last season and looks to repeat the feat with Achill Bay.