Close to Home

Achill Ocean’s Edge is at the most westerly tip of the village of Cloughmore – “ the last house on the village”. It is set in the townland of Carrowgarve, which stretches into the Atlantic Drive, on the celebrated Wild Atlantic Way. This location offers an exhilarating opportunity for walking – from a gentle stroll along the Atlantic Drive and back, to a more strenuous climb up the hills overlooking the ocean, or even a walk to the pub, the long way round.  The pebble beach below the house is great for beachcombing, and the receding tide reveals a wealth of rock pools teeming with life. Photographers writers and artists will draw inspiration from the stunning surroundings, landscapes and seascapes of the area.  The garden of the house juxtaposes cultivated plants and lawn with the wild majesty of the sea. Enjoy alfresco drinks before dinner in a unique setting. (The garden also boasts the most scenic washing line in the world).

Around the Island

Here are just some of the opportunities and activities  available on Achill Island:

  • trips to the seaside. Spend time at one of the Island’s five blue flag beaches: Keem Bay at the north western tip of the island: Trawmore Strand in Keel and Dookinella: The Golden Strand and the Silver Strand in Dugort; and at Dooega which is the closest to home. See for more information.
  • fishing – There are fishing marks close to the house and boat fishing is available by arrangement from the small pier in Kildownet. There are many locations for fishing around the coast of the island – see for further information
  • snorkelling – guided snorkel safari from Keem beach
  • Cycling – The much acclaimed Greenway cycle route runs from Wespoort to Achill along the route of the old railway line through spectacular landscape and cycles are available to hire close by