Books mention Achill’s abandoned village, but I was surprised when I saw it. An extensive community lived on the site, and remnants of the buildings are roofless, but in good condition.
It was quite eerie seeing all this rubble…yet in the distance, I could spot the bright whitewash of the new holiday homes and housing estates. I have to say, the village is a must-see on Achill.
There is megalithic tomb nearby that is worth a hike. The people I met on the way up the hill were lamenting the uphill climb. I was winded by the time I reached the tomb, but the trip down the hill was pleasant.
- Achill Tourism: Achill Island History
- Achill 24/7: Pictures from Achill Island
- Irish Fireside Audio Podcast: Achill Island
- DoChara: Achill Island