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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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She said: "My record label own a song-writing retreat on Achill Island so that's how I fell in love with Mayo and got to know it.
com/about-us/) Achill Tourism told the Guardian that cold winds came in from the north during that time which may have contributed to the reappearance of the beach.
Sean Molloy, current manager at Achill Tourism recalled the events of 1984.
The Artist on the Island: An Achill Journal" again documents the storytelling abilities of Pete Hogan and showcase both his art work and his life's story in a fashion that is informative, candid, insightful, punctuated by his full color images, and simply beautifully related.
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Patrick was eventually rescued by the Achill Island Coastguard after the colleague he was with raised the alarm.
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.
Mr and Mrs Stafford, 69 and 70 respectively, who lived in the commuter town of Thornton Heath, Surrey, and had four grown-up sons, had spent the summer on their native Achill Island off County Mayo and were returning to their home when they were killed.
LEE BE ACHILL missed out on the chance of a record seventh successive men's final at the British National Squash Championship after a cruel injury blow.
The commission noted the disease was a reoccurrence; there was a 2003 outbreak in Achill Sound, County Mayo oysters, for instance.
ACHILL BAY - the Godolphin colt, which holds a 2006 Derby entry, looked a surefire future winner when running Narvik to a neck in the six-furlong maiden at Newmarket, with the third horse five lengths back.