The Old Cottage - Location

The cottage is situated in Dugort village on Achill Island, County Mayo. It is approximately a 1 hour drive from Castlebar or Westport and 1.5 hours from Knock airport. It is a 4 hour drive from Dublin city and a 2 hour drive from Sligo or Galway.

The cottage is located directly opposite the entrance to the beach.
One can open the half door and walk across to the beach for the morning swim.
It is an ideal base for swimming, mountain climbing, hillwalking, wind and kite surfing, paddle boarding, pier jumping, horseriding, golfing, surfing and many outdoor activities available on Achill Island.

Location...close by to:

  • Two Blue Flag beaches
  • The Wild Atlantic Way
  • Cycling/Walking Trail from Westport to Achill, The Great Western Greenway
  • Keem Bay - a short drive away and voted one of the best beaches in the world
  • The Blue Way Kayak and Snorkling Trail

Facilities nearby (within walking distance)

  • Small local hotel, local shop
  • Coffee shop, local pubs
  • Painting classes
  • Horse-riding
  • Golfing
  • Music Sessions, Festivals
  • Windsurfing/kitesurfing classes
  • Heinrich Boll cottage

Location Map

Achill Island is heaven for lovers of the outdoors and water sports enthusiasts. For more information on what to do in the locality, check out the local tourist resource, Achill Tourism, or get information and a Live Web Cam feed from Keel Beach from

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