The Great Western Green was completed and opened to the public by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in July 2011. The route is 42km in length. The cycle route begins or finishes on Achill Island, depending where you start out on your journey. The route takes you along the old Railway line from Achill Island to Westport. The first train officially ran along the old track in 1894. The track takes you across some of the most beautiful scenery in the west of Ireland. Adult & Children bike hire can be obtained from a range of providers in the locality. Walkers can enjoy a safe route to journey along while taking in the local flora and natural peatlands that sweep down to the shore. Óstán Oileán Acla (Achill Island Hotel) is ideally situated to begin your journey on this magnificant trail. A sense of tranquility, peace, one with nature, are some of the pleasures you can experience when cyclying or walking The Great Western Greenway. Groups of 10 or more people can be collected from our nearest Train Station. You can continue your experience through the Island following the designated Cycle Hubs that lead you through a challanging cycle covering some of the most beautiful scenery. http://www.achilltourism.com/dwl/achill-cycle-hub
We are now registered for Civil Ceremonys. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the beauty and peace of Achill as a wedding venue. Please contact us for our Wedding Information.
Our Manager Mr. Edward McNamara or a member of the McLoughlin Family will be happy to assist you.
We can help you with, flowers, wedding cars, music, wedding cakes, designing a menu, venue for the wedding.
Our Honeymoon Suite that overlooks ClewBay is free to you on night of your wedding.
Please call us at any time @ 098-45138
Entry Forms on line and full detalis: www.achillmarathon.com please visit the website directly.
Cruinniú Bádóirí Acla
Traditional Yawl Sailing Competition takes place each year with local Yawls from the different villages on Achill. Michael Patten (Mick The Shore) won Yawl Of The Year 2014.
Congratulations to Mick.
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