History of Achill Island

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Achill has a long history of human settlement and there is evidence that Achill was inhabited as many as 5,000 years ago. Megalithic tombs testifying to this can be seen at Slievemore and there is a signposted walk to one of these tombs nearby McDowell's Hotel. The remains of promontory forts from the Iron Age have been found along the Atlantic Drive and on Achill Beg Island.

Achill Drowning

Achill Mission (The Colony)

Article from Lewis' Topographical Dictionary 1837

Boley Village

Famous People of Achil

Franciscan Monastery

Kildamhnait Castle


Kirkintilloch Burning Disaster

Origin of Achill's Name

The Deserted Village

The Irish of Achill

The Michael Davitt Bridge

Bygone Days on Achill

The Mysterious and Forgotten Village