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Atlantic Drive, Achill Island

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Considered one of the most scenic drives along the coastline, Atlantic Drive provides stunning vistas of remote Irish regions. Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula are beloved for their rugged, natural beauty. Begin your 19 km (12 mi) journey, via car or bike, at Achill Sound and travel along the Atlantic Ocean. You'll see several archeological sites and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg along this stretch of road. As you continue, you'll pass charming villages and enjoy sweeping views of the landscape. If you plan on cycling, keep in mind that he route has very challenging hills. See Atlantic Drive and all Achill Island has to offer by arranging your trip with our Achill Island trip planner.
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  • Great views Dramatic coastline, great photo opportunities wild by name wild by nature. Highly recommend for spectacular scenery and photo opps 
    Great views Dramatic coastline, great photo opportunities wild by name wild by nature. Highly recommend for spectacular scenery and photo opps  more »
  • The drive along the Atlantic Coast of Achill Island is beautiful. We walked around Grace O'Malley's Kildavnet Tower and looked at the fast current in Achill Sound and the sea rescue boat moored... 
    The drive along the Atlantic Coast of Achill Island is beautiful. We walked around Grace O'Malley's Kildavnet Tower and looked at the fast current in Achill Sound and the sea rescue boat moored...  more »

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