The closest bar is Pattens Lounge Bar in Derreens, about 2 miles away on the road down to the Sound. It has fantastic views across the Sound to Currane (Currarn). Run by Michael and Kathleen-Anne Patten (who you may also meet in the post office), Patten’s often has traditional music at the weekend in Summer. The bar also hosts one of the Yawl Races in July. No food beyond crisps and chocolate.

Closest for food is McLoughlin’s in the Sound. You will also find traditional music here several nights a week in summer.

There is also a takeaway in the Sound.

The Village Bakery and Coffee shop, also in the Sound, does a good all day breakfast, as well as soup and light meals, and yummy cakes.

If you go in the opposite direction when leaving the house and follow the coast you will go through the small village of Ashleam and come to Doeega. Mickey’s bar is here selling pub food and seafood. Interesting painting on the end wall inside.

The bar which is the furthest away, Geilty’s at the far edge of Dooagh, is well worth a visit for the craic. There is often a traditional music session in the evening and there is a coffee shop attached to the pub.

The smallest bar on the island, Lynotts, in Cashel, doesn’t do food but does do music.

The following are listings from the Achill Tourism Website.

The Beehive
Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Patricia Joyce
Tel: 098-43134, or Fax: 098-43018
Irish handcrafts and coffee shop. Fully licensed restaurant.

Recommended by The McKenna’s Guide 2013 & Georgina Campbell Ireland 2013 Guide.

Puremagic Achill
Slievemore Road, Dugort, Achill, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Teresa Lavelle
Tel: 085 243 9782
Sitting at the foot of Slievemore Mountain and overlooking Keel Lake, with amazing views out to sea, welcome to the Puremagic! Opening Times:
Thursday: 5pm Buy One Get One Free Pizza
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 1pm – 4pm, 5pm – 9pm
Monday/Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5pm – 9pm Free Movie Night (movie starts at 8pm)

Yellow Lady Tea Room at the Valley House
The Valley, Achill, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Alice Gallagher
Tel: 098-47204
Victorian Tea Room in Historic House. Afternoon Tea, Soup, Sandwiches, Home Baking. Tea Room Open Noon – 6pm. Full Bar – Pizza & Desserts served Noon-9pm. Open high season only.

The Village Bakery & Coffee Shop
Davitt Quarter, Achill Sound, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Kate Callaghan
Tel: 098-20690
Mob: 087-7573360
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The Village Bakery & Coffee Shop is a family-run business specialising in home baking. We serve a freshly cooked Irish breakfast using locally sourced ingredients. All our salads, sandwiches and lunches are prepared freshly from our deli/kitchen.
We stock a full range of delicious herbal teas and obviously serve the traditional Irish brew! Our coffee is freshly ground and we offer all speciality cups!
All our desserts / sandwiches / drinks and lunches are prepared freshly on-site using where possible locally sourced products. All are available to eat in our restaurant or outdoor seating area or even takeaway. We pride ourselves in offering friendly efficient service alongside our excellent dishes and offer all our customers a hearty Irish welcome!

Achill Cliff House Hotel & Restaurant
Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Teresa Mc Namara
Tel: 098-43400, or Fax: 098-43007
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Achill Cliff House Hotel & Restaurant offers you a west of Ireland welcome and homely stay with freshly cooked, wholesome, locally-sourced food along with quality, smoke free accommodations in the most spectacular setting in the world (but we are biased)
Our restaurant is the heart of Achill Cliff House Hotel. This is clearly evident in our busy dining room, a favourite of locals, returning guests and of course the Michelin recommendations and RAC dining awards. Dinner by twinkling candlelight and sunset is a gastronomical pleasure at Achill Cliff House. Awaiting you in our restaurant is a wide variety of fresh food from land and sea with a mix of traditional and contemporary cooking methods all complimented with a great selection of fine wines or drinks from the bar.

Óstán Oileán Acla
Achill Sound, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Una Mc Loughlin
Tel: 098-45138, Fax: 098-45198
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Achill Island Hotel, (Óstán oilean Acla) is a 26 bedroom family run hotel at the gateway to Achill Island. We are open all year round with the exception of Christmas day. Our hotel is steeped in history and dates back to the late Michael McLoughlan’s grandmother Mrs Alice Sweeney who ran a hotel on the same site in the 1880’s. Our family run hotel offers first class accommodation with spacious en suite rooms. We serve delicious food in our traditional bar, (Alice’s) every day from early till 8.30 each evening. We hope you enjoy your stay.Recommended by The McKenna’s Guide 2013 & Georgina Campbell Ireland 2013 Guide.

McLoughlins Bar
Achill Sound, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Josie McLoughlin
Tel: 098-45127
Mob: 087 244 5 999
Traditional Irish bar. Open all year. Sky and Setanta Sports Available. Bar food available.

Mickey’s Bar
Lavelle’s Seaside House
Dooega, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Josephine Quinn
Tel: 098 45116
Mob: 085 2330026
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Lounge bar. Bar food served. Seafood our speciality.

Masterson’s Golden Strand Bar & Restaurant
Golden Strand, Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 098-47216
Mob: 0872343552
Friendly traditional Irish bar in a scenic location with good food in a relaxing environment.

Mulranny Park Hotel
Mulranny, Westport, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 098-36000 Fax: 098-36899
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Overlooking Clew Bay & Croagh Patrick the Mulranny Hotel is the only hotel located on the Great Western Greenway. Ideally located to explore Achill Island & Westport and is the ideal base for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.
AA, Bridgestone Guide Georgina Campbell Accreditations.

Óstán Ghob A’Choire
Achill Sound, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 098-45245 Fax: 098-45621
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Family run hotel.

Bayside Bistro
Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: James Finnegan
Tel: 098 43798
Family friendly restaurant specialising in local seafood and home baked produce.

Extensive wine list. Beautiful panoramic views of Keel beach.

Open seasonally. March to October 7 days a week from 12 – 10pm.

The Cottage Coffee Shop
Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Contact: Karan McNamara
Tel: 098 43966
Mobile: 086 172 8903
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Home cooking. Open seasonally.

Chalet Seafood Restaurant
Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Contact: Julie Hassett
Tel: 098-43157
Mob: 087 230 78 93
The Chalet Seafood Restaurant, Keel, has been in business for over 50 years, specialising in local fresh seafood.
We smoke our own salmon and supply shellfish caught daily.
Enjoy a relaxing drink before or after you dine in our Curragh Lounge overlooking the Minaun Cliffs.
Private parties and family occasions catered for.

The Cross Bar & Café
River, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 098 43139
Mob: 086 8328383 or 085 2029771
Warm & Cosy pub full of character. Open fire Pool & Darts. Free Wi-Fi. Beer garden with fantastic views of Minaun cliffs & the coast. Food Served Daily From 10.30 -8.00