Achill Island


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Achill Island

(ˈækɪl)
n
(Placename) an island in the Republic of Ireland, off the W coast of Co Mayo. Area: 148 sq km (57 sq miles). Pop: 2620 (2002)
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In Mayo, hundreds flocked to Minaun Hill, Achill Island, to see "the last sunset of the year in Europe".
She said: "My record label own a song-writing retreat on Achill Island so that's how I fell in love with Mayo and got to know it.
The groups packed itinerary includes Titanic Belfast, the Giants Causeway, Enniskillen, Achill Island, Connemara National Park, the Burren, Dingle, Titanic Experience Cobh, Cashel, Glendalough and the Br na Binne Centre.
com/irish-beach-mysteriously-returns-30-years-after-storm-achill-island-destroyed-it-2537749) 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.
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.
Patrick Williamson, from Sutton Coldfield, was fishing on Achill Island, Co Mayo, in August 2009 when the wave dragged him into the sea.
He became a respected painter, patronized by Dublin society and his paintings of the West of Ireland, particularly Achill Island, were prized and did much to project the romantic image of rural Ireland.
The inquest heard that Mr Stafford was from Ayrshire, in Scotland, and Mrs Stafford was from Achill Island in Ireland.
Achill Island was unable to boost the form of the Dee Stakes, won by Derby-bound Tajaaweed, when finishing second last.
Johnny Murtagh, who had also been linked with Pascal Bary's filly, will ride the Aidan O'Brientrained Achill Island for his main retainer.
Richard Hills bided his time aboard the son of Dynaformer and after making a decisive move close to the line, his mount had to battle to see off Henry Cecil's Unnefer, with the pair five lengths clear of the 2-1 favourite, Aidan O'Brien's Achill Island.