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There's lots to do on Achill such as swimming, walking, golf, angling, board and wind surfing, painting holidays, archaeological studies or simply appreciating the breathtaking scenery and the sites of local historical interest such as the Deserted Village at Slievemore. Browse the various leaflets in the residents' lounge and take the opportunity to try something you've never done before.

Breathtaking scenery.
There's so much to see on Achill - cliffs, sea, beaches and mountains. My favourite Achill places are Dooega Head, the Atlantic Drive above Ashleam Bay and above Keem Bay looking towards Achill Head - the short climb is worth it.

Swimming/Paddling - Blue Flag Beaches
Achill Island has a greater concentration of Blue Flag beaches than anywhere else in Ireland - 5 in total. They're all within 20 minutes of Lavelle's Seaside House and they all have something different to offer. We think our little Blue Flag beach in Dooega, just a short stroll from Lavelle's Seaside House, is a gem. Other Blue Flag beaches are Keel Beach which is c.3 miles long, sheltered Keem Bay and the Golden Strand at Dugort.

Walks/Hill Climbing
Lavelle's Seaside House is an ideal centre for walking and hill climbing holidays. Locally we have Knockmore and the Minaun Heights and there are also numerous walks across the Island to suit all types of walkers from flat strolls along the beach to the moderately strenuous walks along the stunning Atlantic Drive and west towards Dooega Head. For the serious hill climbers there are Croaghan and Slievemore peaks to conquor, both over 2,000 feet. Laminated graded walking routes are available to borrow from the B & B.

Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing.
Learn to windsurf and kitesurf on Keel Lake or if you are an old hand test your skills during an Achill gale. Across the sand dunes the Atlantic rollers onto Keel beach attract more and more surfers each year.

Achill Golf Club and Mulranny Golf Club both 9-hole links courses are within a 20-minute drive of Dooega. If your taste is for something more challenging a one-hour drive will take you to Belmullet Golf Club - the ultimate 18-hole links challenge. Alternatively Westport Golf Club - the venue for the Irish Close Championship in June 2005 - is a 50 minutes drive.

Sailing - Cruinniu Badoiri Acla - Achill Yawl Sailing Festival.
Achill may not have its own yachting marina but it does have the Achill Yawl Festival from July to September each year, with races taking place at weekends and in the evenings (when tides allow). An exciting spectator sport, the races are keenly contested by local teams from the Achill and Mulranny areas.The festival promotes the tradition of Yawl sailing in the Achill area.

Sea and Rock Angling
We regularly cater for anglers at Seaside House. Sea angling and rock angling are both on your doorstep. The sea off Achill is rich in mackerel, cod, conger eel, ray, shark, pollock, coalfish, ling, and turbot. Angling groups are welcome.