Achill Island and the Titanic Memorial
The beauty of Achill Island and its surroundings (price per car)
- 8 hr8 hours
- 550 euros€550
- Upon agreement
Galway – Westport - Newport – Mulranny – Achill Sound – Keel – Keem Beach – Dugort – Galway I will pick you up at 10 am. Our first stop is in Westport - in a small and romantic town on the Clew Bay, recently voted as “The Best Place to Live in Ireland”. We will stroll along its colourful streets and soak up the friendly atmosphere. Driving through Newport and Mulranny gives us some spectacular views of Clew Bay, including its blue flag beaches and surrounding mountains. On a clear day, we will have a spectacular view of Croagh Patrick – Ireland’s pilgrimage mountain. We will arrive in Achill Sound and cross a swing bridge that joins Achill Island, the largest of the Irish isles, to the Irish mainland. From late May onwards, Achill Island welcomes you with plentiful pink displays of blooming rhododendrons. We will drive along the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy the island’s rugged landscape, dramatic cliffs, soaring mountains, remote lakes and gold sandy beaches. We also pass one of the castles of the legendary pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. You’ll enter a different world as we arrive at one of the most idyllic beaches in the country - Keem Bay. We will walk on the beach, barefoot if you wish, and take it all in as the world seems to disappear in the magnificence of the scenery... From here we will take a drive to the northern side of the island. We pass German writer and Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll’s cottage in Dugort and two Blue Flag beaches - Silver Strand and Golden Strand, facing Blacksod Bay and the remote Belmullet Peninsula. There are many places to have lunch on Achill Island and we can choose from these as we drive along. Another option is to have a lunch in Mulranny Park Hotel with its ocean and mountain views for your complimentary dessert! :) Depending on the length of the day and on your “exploration mode”, my little addition to the current trip would be visiting Ireland’s own Titanic Village and Titanic Memorial Park in Lahardaun in County Mayo. With the magnificent Nephin Mountain as its backdrop, it is a small but very moving memorial to those who lost their lives on that tragic night in April 1912. There were 14 passengers from Lahardaun village on board that night, full of hope for a better future. Price per car.
Full refund if you cancel up to 24 hrs before the experience start time in he local time zone. No refunds will be given after that time period.