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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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Patrick was eventually rescued by the Achill Island Coastguard after the colleague he was with raised the alarm.
But he faces a big threat from Musabah Al Muhairi's Treble Jig, who had Achill Bay behind him when making a winning start over 2,400m on turf at Abu Dhabi.
A A600,000 feature film is to be made by an American crew on Achill Island.
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.
Mr and Mrs Stafford, 69 and 70 respectively, who lived in the commuter town of Thornton Heath, Surrey, and had four grown-up sons, had spent the summer on their native Achill Island off County Mayo and were returning to their home when they were killed.
LEE BE ACHILL missed out on the chance of a record seventh successive men's final at the British National Squash Championship after a cruel injury blow.
The commission noted the disease was a reoccurrence; there was a 2003 outbreak in Achill Sound, County Mayo oysters, for instance.
ACHILL BAY - the Godolphin colt, which holds a 2006 Derby entry, looked a surefire future winner when running Narvik to a neck in the six-furlong maiden at Newmarket, with the third horse five lengths back.
As the race drew to its conclusion, Achill Bay emerged to throw down a serious challenge but Narvik - a chestnut colt by Galileo - held on well to score by a neck under Philip Robinson.