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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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Achill Guest House first opened 20 years ago and last year received planning permission for a single storey extension, to form a spa area.
Crowds flocked to Keel Beach in Achill Island where aficionados of all ages turned the sky multi-coloured for the Mayo International Kite Festival.
As they search, the dead of Achill seem to speak from graveyards, ruined churches, and megalithic tombs.
a view to achill Coltherd's old Boy can dish out another hammering
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.
Sean Molloy, current manager at Achill Tourism recalled the events of 1984.
"It's enormously significant," Sean Molloy of Achill's tourism office told the Irish Times newspaper, recalling how the popular beach once sustained four hotels and a number of guesthouses on the west coast of the island of 2,600 people.
"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.
But he faces a big threat from Musabah Al Muhairi's Treble Jig, who had Achill Bay behind him when making a winning start over 2,400m on turf at Abu Dhabi.
Patrick Williamson, from Sutton Coldfield, was fishing on Achill Island, Co Mayo, in August 2009 when the wave dragged him into the sea.
Minmet subsequently sold the royalty to Achill Resources Limited and Gold Ore said it negotiated the purchase of the royalty from Achill for USD800,000 and all unpaid royalty accrued up to February 28, 2009.
The Other Achill did finished best to grab second behind the 31.45sec winner.