Achill



an island off the coast of NW Ireland. 14 miles (23 km) long; 11 miles (18 km) wide.
Historical Examples

I simply crossed the island in a day’s run, spent another day in Achill, and returned to Wexford.
Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker

After the desolation of Achill it is pleasant to return to the hotel at Mallaranny.
Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker

On Achill Island there is a comfortable hotel at the ‘missionary settlement,’ which is about 10 miles from the ferry.
Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II W. P. Haskett Smith

But for all that it may offer of wildness, of grandeur, and of interest, Achill has no charm for me.
Connaught Stephen Lucius Gwynn

Probably in no part of Ireland does superstition persist so strongly as in Achill.
Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker

In Achill the struggle for life is too keen to admit of any love for mere beauty.
An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan

As we are going north, Minnaun Cliffs, which are on the southern side of Achill, must be spoken about first.
Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland T. O. Russell

Achill people said she belonged to the sea, and the sea had claimed her.
An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan

We left Achill Island in the afternoon, deeply regretting that we had not more time to devote to its wonders.
On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne

It is a convenient centre from which to visit Achill Island.
The Sunny Side of Ireland John O’Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger

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