08 Dec Achill Island, County Mayo
This is one of the largest of the islands off the West of Ireland.
It is connected to the mainland by a bridge across Achill Sound.
It is definitely worth visiting on any tours of Ireland.
The island is renowned for its magnificent cliffs.
They range from 1530 feet to 2204 feet in height.
Slievemore extends into the sea and is a mass of quartzite rock and mica.
Below are the Seal Caves which are beautiful.
Close to the old village of Slievemore are the remains of a dolmen and stone circles.
There is certainly some ancient history on the island.
Also, the village of Dooagh is quaint and picturesque.
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