Achill Island, Ireland – Island of Memories

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Achill Island is the largest island off the coast of Ireland, and is in County Mayo, off the west coast. It is home to about 2,700 people, and attached to the mainland via a bridge, so you can drive there easily.West58

Grace O’Malley’s Kildamhnait Castle (15th Century Tower)

It has evidence of early settlement from around 3000-4000 BCE, so has been inhabited for a very long time – but it is still a very wild and rugged place, full of many heart-breakingly beautiful views. Megalithic tombs and small promontory forts give evidence of this long settlement. The island is a traditional home of the chieftains of Umhall, or O’Malleys, have been recorded since around 800 AD. It was later taken over by the Butlers and de Burgos.

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In the 17th and 18th centuries, many people migrated from Achill to Ulster and other parts, as there was much political and religious…

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