4 Star Self-Catering Accommodation in the west of Ireland
Telephone: 098 45200
Located on the north side of Achill Island, overlooking Blacksod Bay, Dugort is home to two Blue Flag beaches: the smaller beach is the Silver Strand, situated at the foot of Slievemore mountain, while further east is the vast Golden Strand with its sandy dunes and grasses. Dugort itself is the original tourist destination on Achill, as the Slievemore Hotel (formerly the Achill Mission Hotel, and now private apartments) was established here in 1839. The hotel was just one innovation brought to the area by Protestant colonisers from England, led by the Reverend Edward Nangle. The legacy of The Colony includes St. Thomas's church, the Slievemore hotel, contemporary field systems, and rows of terraced houses.
Today Dugort offers a peaceful beach retreat complimented by a hotel with restaurant, a coffee shop, and a popular bar-restaurant.
Distance of attractions from Achill Cottages:
Achill Sound village
Shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, cashpoint (ATM). 3 mins drive. 10 mins walk
Great Western Greenway
Award-winning off-road track for cyclists and walkers, following the old Achill-Westport railway line. 5 mins drive. 15 mins walk. 10 mins cycle.
Blue Flag beach in spectacular setting. 15-20 mins drive
3km long Blue Flag beach, freshwater lake, Minaun cliffs. Surfing & other activities available. 10-15 mins drive
Haunting reminder of times past. 15-20 mins drive
Granuaille's castle, historic church & cemetery, small harbour on the Atlantic Drive. 5-10 mins drive
Two Blue Flag beaches and a historic village. 15-20 mins drive
Blue Flag beach in picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Drive. 15-20 mins drive
Blue Flag beach, golf links, pubs and restaurants. 12-18 mins drive
House of Prayer
3 mins drive. 10 mins walk
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