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Valley House Achill


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Walk or Cycle Mayo's Great Western Greenway
This 42km trail runs along the now disused railway line between Westport and Achill. See the Great Western Greenway website for more info.

Cycling from Westport - why not try Clew Bay Bikes?

Woodland Faerie Trail at The Valley House
Come explore this stunning woodland walk with Irish folk tales, faerie villages, faerie rings, leprechauns and much more. The Woodland Faerie Trail & Shop is open in from June-September from 11am-7pm.

Read the fascinating history of The Yellow Lady and the Achill Outrage in The Valley House courtyard history display. 

Go Fishing
...on 5 excellent trout lakes, three of which are within 5 minutes walk of The Valley House. Lough Gall has access from The Valley House grounds.

We can give you advice on Lake & Shore Fishing, where to hire equipment and how to get a license to fish.

Go Surfing
Achill Island is a mecca for surfers from all over the world -
excellent tuition & the best equipment can be found at Blackfield. More details...

Play Golf
on Achill Island's 9-hole golf links course in Keel
More info on Achill Golf Club

Tour Achill Island
Let Michael Lavelle do the driving as he takes you on a two hour tour of the island. Contact Michael at: +353-(0)98-43301
More information on Achill Taxis and Guided Motor Tours.

Dive the Ocean Blue
with Achill Island Scuba Dive Centre at Purteen Harbour near Keel
Tel: +353-(0)87 2349884

More info on Achill Dive Centre

Go Hillwalking
in some of the most spectacular, wild and unspoiled scenery you will find anywhere on the planet!
Achill Tourism provides a hillwalking guide to help you pick the best routes.
More on hillwalking on Achill Island

School & Courses
Click here for more lots more information on art and painting schools, music workshops, surfing and horse riding lessons.

And What Else?
Enjoy magnificent scenery - Tour around The Atlantic Drive - See the Minaun Cliffs, Keem Bay and Kildownet cemetery - Wander through the Deserted Village - Visit megalithic tombs - Stop for coffee and cake - Try out the freshest of seafood in some of Achill's local restaurants - Follow the Pipe Band's parade on St. Patricks' Day - Brave the Atlantic surf for the New Year's Day swim at Dugort!

And at night?
Visit our cosy Bar - Enjoy a nice drink, play some pool, throw some darts, meet some lovely people and possibly hear a few good tunes!

Music Sessions at The Valley House Bar Achill Mayo Ireland


Faerie Trail Achill