From Castlebar take the N59 to Newport. Turn right at intersection for N59 to Mulrany. Follow N59 through Mulrany town and as you pass the Mulrany Park Hotel, continue straight and branch left onto the Achill road R319.
Continue towards Achill/Achill sound and over the Michel Devitt Bridge, which connects Achill island to the mainland (landmark is Sweeny’s supermarket) and continue straight for signs to Keel village. Pass Sweeny’s garage on the right and keep straight.
After school on left and the outdoor adventure centre on the right, you decline a long and sweeping hill with Keel in the distance. Look for the Pure Magic sign on the left hand side and follow directions as indicated. (http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp)
any train to Castlebar upon which we will be happy to arrange a transfer from the station. Journey time from Castlebar to Pure Magic 1hr. (http://www.irishrail.ie/Castlebar)
Ireland West Airport Knock is just a 90min drive from Achill (we can arrange a pickup from the airport) offering convenient and often low cost access to the UK and European destinations. Knock offers scheduled flights to Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester and Nottingham East Midlands airports. This means that Achill is less than 3 hours away from the U.K
Both Dublin and Shannon airports are about a four hour drive to Achill. Willkommen! Bienvenue! Bienvenida! Benvenuto! From March 2012, Ireland West Airport (Knock) will run scheduled flights from Barcelona (Spain), Frankfurt (Germany), Milan (Italy) and Paris (France) and we are excited to welcome new visitors from these European countries!
As well as daily flights to Dublin, the airport also offers budget trans-Atlantic flights to New York (JFK) and Boston (Logan). The carriers operating these routes often offer low cost fares, making Achill an ideal low-cost getaway in the west of Ireland.
Local transportation can be arranged, though early booking highly recommended and can be unreliable due to long travel times incurred.