Deserted Village Walk Achill Island

County Mayo
Grade Moderate
Length 4.5 km
Time 1.5 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 125 m
Waymarking Green arrows on white background
Start Point
Public Beach Car Park
Finish Point
Car Park for Graveyard/Deserted Village at Slievemore
Nearest Town to Start Dooagh
Grid Ref. F 606 049 / F 640 072
Lat. and Long. 53.974311, -10.125881 / 53.996257, -10.076253

This walk on an old unpaved road passes through bogland, below the ruins of a signal tower and by a disused quartzite quarry to reach the abondoned roofless houses of the Deserted Village on the slopes of Slievemore Mountain with fine views of Croaghaun, Slievemore and Minaun mountains and a spectacular vista of the coast from Dooega Head and Minaun to the Carrickmore Islands off Mweelaun, with Bills Rocks out to sea.

Trail Management

Anna Connor, Walking Development Officer, Community & Enterprise Section, Aras on Chontae,
The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Tel: 094 9047545


Car parking, restaurant, pubs, shop, accommodation, public transport, etc.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 30

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