Achill is located on the west coast of County Mayo, on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, and is accessible by road via a bridge at Achill Sound. Achill is a four hour drive from Dublin and from Shannon airport, or five to six hours from Belfast.
For detailed road directions we recommend AA Routeplanner.
For international visitors, Ireland West Airport Knock provides excellent access and is a 75 minute drive from Achill. This fast-growing regional airport offers flights to and from numerous UK destinations including: London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Rail services from Irish Rail are available from Dublin to Westport or Castlebar, while a daily bus service (Bus Éireann service 440) connects Achill to these two towns and the national bus network. Please note, there is only one service a day from Westport to Achill, and once per day returning from Achill to Westport.
The start and finish of both the Achill Half Marathon and the 10K Run is next to the playground in Keel, adjacent to Keel beach (ideal to cool off with a dip after your run). Co-ordinates for sat-nav are: 53.9746031, -10.0801147