History of Achill Island in Co. Mayo

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.