Achill - An Artist's Paradise in Co. Mayo

The creative instinct of painter, photographer and writer have long responded to the unique atmosphere created by Achill's unique light and dramatic landscape.

This combination has attracted many artists throughout the years including Nobel prizewinner, Heinrich Boll. The cottage where he lived in Dugort is now a home for international working artists.

English writer Graham Greene lived for some years in Dugort and Irish artist Paul Henry is best known for his superb representations of this very special island.