Places to See

Achill Cliff House is located in Keel, in the heart of Achill Island. This means we offer easy access for visitors to explore all areas of the island.

Slievemore Mountain

Directly to the north of Keel, and dominating the skyline, is the mountain of Slievemore. This 672m peak mountain contains many ancient features on its slopes, including megalithic tombs and the famous deserted village of Slievemore.

Keel Beach

In front of Slievemore is Keel Lake, a large, shallow freshwater lake that drains into the sea at Keel beach (Trawmore strand). As well as offering good freshwater fishing, Keel Lake is perfect for windsurfing and kayaking. Trawmore strand, a 3km long golden strand, connects Keel village in the west to Dookinella in the east. This Blue Flag beach is popular with surfers.

Minaun Cliffs

At the Dookinella end of Trawmore Strand, stand the magnificent Minaun Cliffs. These cliffs, which stand over the Atlantic waters of Keel, form the spectacular view that can be seen from the restaurant of Achill Cliff House. On the far side of Minaun, to the south-east, sits the beautiful village of Dooega and Achill’s famous Atlantic Drive. This road, which hugs the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, leads from Dooega back to Achill Sound, the village by the bridge that connects Achill Island to the County Mayo mainland.

Croaghaun Mountain

To the west of Keel, beyond the villages of Pollagh and Dooagh, stands Croaghaun. This mountain has a peak at 668m and, on its remote northern side, contains what are claimed to be the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Its eastern elevation includes a corrie lake, Corrymore, which supplies water to the villages in this part of Achill.

Keem Bay

To the west of Croaghaun lies Keem Bay, a magnificent horseshoe bay containing a Blue Flag beach. Beyond Keem Bay, travelling west, the next parish is New York.


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Walking & Cycling

- Looped walks
- Beach strolls
- Hill walking
- Day long
- Packed lunches are provided on request
- hot bath followed by Sauna
- Drying room
- laundry facilities
- Bike shed
- bike hire arranged locally
- Greenway

Outdoor Activities

- Shore Angling
- Deep Sea Angling
- Fresh Water Fishing
- Water Sports
- Surfing & Windsurfing
- Kite Surfing
- Achill Golf Club
- Westport Golf Club
- Carne Golf Club
- Blueway at keem
- Geocaching on Achill

Holistic Treatments

- Yoga
- Reki
- Reflexology
- Beauty Salon
- Hair dresser
- Seaweed baths

Famous People

- Granuaille (Grace O’Malley)
- Captain Boycott
- Paul Henry (Artist)
- Robert Henri (Artist)
- Percy French (Artist)
- Charles Lamb (Artist)
- Derek Hill (Artist)
- Desmond Turner (Artist)
- contemporary artist Camille Souter
- English novelist Graham Greene
- German writer Heinrich Boll

Welcome to Achill Cliff House Hotel & Restaurant. Achill Island’s No. 1 Hotel. The Perfect 3 Star Hotel on the Wild Atlantic Way. The McNamara Family extends a warm Achill Island Cead Mile Failte (Welcome) to you and thank you for your interest in our Achill Island, Hotel.


Achill Cliff House Hotel & Restaurant
Keel, Achill Island,
Co. Mayo, Ireland. F28 PX08

GPS: 53.976254732 -10.08152118095
Tel: 00 353 (0)98 43400