Dooega is a small fishing village
on the Atlantic Drive cradled
between Knockmore and Minaun
hills. It looks out over the Atlantic
Ocean to Clare Island the home of
Granuaile [Grace O'Malley].
Dooega has a Blue Flag beach
and a small jetty where the local
fishermen moor their fishing
boats - mainly traditional
currachs. It also the home of
Colaiste Acla: an activity based
Irish adventure college that is
renowned for its Irish language
Dooega is miles away from the
hustle and bustle of ordinary day
modern living. On a calm evening
the turf smoke rises skyward and
scents the air just as it did in Paul
Henry's time almost a century
ago. Go for a walk along one of
our headlands or stroll down to
the jetty to meet the fishing
boats coming in.
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How to get to Lavelle's Seaside
Take the N59 from Westport or
R311 from Castlebar via Newport
to Mulranny. Continue through
Mulranny village and branch left on
the R319 for Achill.
Cross the bridge onto Achill Island
at Achill Sound/ Gob an Choire and
continue through Achill Sound/ Gob
an Choire on the R319 for 3.8km
and turn left at Dooega/ Dumha
Éige junction onto the L1405.
Continue for a further 3.8km on the
L1405 to reach Lavelle's Seaside
House & Mickey's Bar.
Alternatively you can take a train
to Westport and a bus to Achill
Sound. We can arrange collection
at Achill Sound.
GPS 53 55.617 N 10 1.138 W