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Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Westport
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The road can be very narrow but it is well worth a visit. I would not drive on the road in bad weather.

Thank Kjtummon
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Weather wasn't very good. Just nice to drive around and drive back out! Although I've heard the beaches are fabulous. If the weather had be better it might have not made the island look so bleak

Thank PandNic
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Well worth the journey time, the day we drove around it was raining all day but glad we drove over the island. Drive to the end of the R319 but only if you have a head for hieghts.

Thank away-again-yes
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Atlantic Drive is just one of many excellent ways to tour Achill Island. The roads are typical for the area and are perfect for a car or bike tour. The drive has two "loops" so make sure you do both as you need to experience the variety of sights & landscapes. The loops go through lots of little villages where you can stop and enjoy a meal and a Guinness or check out the little shops.

There are lots of spots where you can pull over and take photos and video of some of the most stunning, breathtaking scenery you will ever see anywhere. The routes are clearly marked or you can use GPS to navigate from one town/village to the next.

Highlights include the Deserted Village and Kildavnet Castle.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Go through Newport all the way to Keem (we saw the Irish Coast Guard doing maneuvers) to get the full experience of the beautiful drive. Stop in Keel for coffee or a bite to eat and walk on the beach.

Thank Agoxpyxlug
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