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Achill

(ăk`ĭl) [Irish,=eagle], island, 56 sq mi (145 sq km), Co. Mayo, W Republic of Ireland; the largest island of Ireland. It is connected with the mainland by a bridge over Achill Sound. The rugged island is barren; there is fishing and subsistence farming. Many small villages are resorts; Keel and Doogort are the chief towns. Achill is known for its magnificent cliffs; Slievemore, at the north end, rises to 2,204 ft (672 m).
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Sean Lavelle was left for dead by a gang who broke into his home on Achill Island, Co Mayo, in February 2010.
Patrick Williamson, from Sutton Coldfield, was fishing on Achill Island, Co Mayo, in August 2009 when the wave dragged him into the sea.
Satish Seemar won this event last season and looks to repeat the feat with Achill Bay.
A 50-strong crew will arrive on Achill in late May for five weeks of filming.
Draw for Saturday's decider: 1 Lleytons Dote 2 Headleys Bridge 3 Kildallon Maid 4 Jemmy Doodlebeag 5 Accordello (m) 6 The Other Achill (w)
Brain Coughlan in Achill Island tattie-hokers in Scotland and the Kirkintilloch tragedy, 1937, also examines a community for whom migration was adopted as a survival mechanism.
Achill priest Father Tom Kearney said relatives and friends of the retired couple, including Mr Stafford's 90-year-old mother, were devastated by the tragedy.
Achill Bay looked a sure-fire future winner when running Narvik to a neck in the six-furlong maiden at Newmarket.
We are still trying to raise more money as all this will have to go towards the Home International, which is on Achill Island in Eire in September,'' he said.
The dead man, the son of Patrick and Peggy O'Donnell, was a member of a large and respected family on Achill Island.
Stablemate Dylan Thomas will not like a soft surface, but Royal Lodge runner-up Achill Island excels on it, so connections will be happy to see the downpours yesterday as far as he is concerned.
But James, from Achill, said the clash won't make him lose his sense of wonder: "As I told the Irish Sunday Mirror back when I was in You're A Star, the song has a special meaning for me and I always wanted to record it.