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 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.
Patrick was eventually rescued by the Achill Island Coastguard after the colleague he was with raised the alarm.
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.
Achill Island in Co Mayo is 87% bog and one of the densest peat reserves anywhere in the world.
BRIAN COUGHLAN Achill Island tattie-hokers in Scotland and the Kirkintilloch tragedy, 1937 Four Courts Press, 2006, 9.95 [euro]
The illustration featured on the cover of this volume is a painting by Paul Henry (1876-1958) called "The Watcher." It was completed during the period in his life when he lived on Achill Island (1910-19) and was first exhibited in Belfast in 1911.
Emergency services, including Gardai, lifeboat members and fire personnel from Achill Island, rushed to Clare Island after the alarm was raised about the accipublic" dent in the early hours of August 5 last year.