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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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A new exhibition showcases spectacular images captured on Dalkey Island (Dublin), Inis Mor (Galway), the Skelligs (Kerry), Bere Island (Cork), Cape Clear (Cork), Achill Island (Mayo) and Ireland's Eye (Dublin).
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.
The island of Achill sits just off of Ireland's northwest coast, connected to the mainland by a bridge.
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.
In 1984, the sand at Dooagh beach on Achill Island were washed away by big storms.
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.
Satish Seemar won this event last season and looks to repeat the feat with Achill Bay.
Patrick Williamson, from Sutton Coldfield, was fishing on Achill Island, Co Mayo, in August 2009 when the wave dragged him into the sea.
Minmet subsequently sold the royalty to Achill Resources Limited and Gold Ore said it negotiated the purchase of the royalty from Achill for USD800,000 and all unpaid royalty accrued up to February 28, 2009.
The Other Achill did finished best to grab second behind the 31.
Johnny Murtagh, who had also been linked with Pascal Bary's filly, will ride the Aidan O'Brientrained Achill Island for his main retainer.
BRIAN COUGHLAN Achill Island tattie-hokers in Scotland and the Kirkintilloch tragedy, 1937 Four Courts Press, 2006, 9.