This new off road cycle track has been completed and was 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 different 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.pdf
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.
There is also a free room for the Bride's Parents and Groom's Parents the night of the wedding.
Please call us at any time @ 098-45138
Entry Forms on line and full detalis: www.achilltourism.com
FÉILE SIÚLÓIDI ACLA
WALK FREE ON ACHILL ISLAND
This Festival Package is offered Free exclusivly by Óstán Oileán Acla and Achill native Tomás Mac Lochlainn who is a Professional International Mountain Leader .
Fri.14th – 10pm - Welcome at Ostán Oileán Acla to brief participants on walks festival timetable.
SAT.15th – annagh strand. Visit this remote area of Achill and explore the booley village , megalithic tomb and corrie lake with Tomás and experience the tranquillity of this peaceful area. Meet 10am at Hotel reception. COST : - FREE
SUN 16th – COFFIN TRAIL.
Join Tomás on one of Achills oldest walkways as it sweeps over the Minaun cliffs
with its spectacular views and interesting history.
Meet 10am at Hotel reception. Cost FREE.
mon 17th - Walk with the Achill pIPEBands: This is a free day and two options are available:-
(1) A unique opportunity to walk and march with the Achill Pipe Bands through the villages of lower Achill and listen to the music of the highland pipes and drums .
(2) Choose a route out of the Achill walks booklet.
We will be delighted to give advice on either.
Special Festival Package Offer.
Come stay in Ostán Oileán Acla and avail of our FREE Walks Festival package and let us tailor it for your individual needs with our comfortable rooms and sample our wholesome cuisine on your return from the Achill hills.
Your Guide Tomás is a fully qualified I.M.L. and a member of U.I.M.L.A. and Mountaineering Ireland.
Tomás also holds the Winter Mtn. Leader and Rockclimbing leader qualifications.
Tomás is an Achill native with an insight into Achills history and archaeology.
The International Mountain Leader is the recognised qualification for leading others professionally (ie.for reward) throughout Ireland , Europe and abroad.
All walks guided by Tomás are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance and Full Public Liability Insurance.
Please note that all walks are hillwalks requiring full hillwalking equipment and unfortunately are not suitable for children.
Pre-registration is required – reg closes 8th march.
numbers on walks are restricted for safety and to adhere to the principles of the countryside code and sustainable walking based on leave no trace .
NOTE:-Cost of €20 per walk for non residents.
BOOKING REGISTRATION FOR FESTIVAL PACKAGE:-
Please contact Una or Bea at Ostan Oileán Acla – 098-45138 –Mon.to Fri.9am-4pm
Or by e-mail anytime - e-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org