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#Achill Island

# achill-island - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Aug 11th 2020, 3:41 PM 36,018 Views 36 Comments

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

# achill-island - Monday 16 July, 2018

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

Jul 16th 2018, 1:08 PM 36,955 Views 2 Comments

The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.

# achill-island - Sunday 27 May, 2018

The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate
# Edward Nangle
# Edward Nangle

The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate

May 27th 2018, 9:15 AM 13,531 Views 1 Comment

A new book looks at this fascinating part of Irish history.

# achill-island - Friday 23 December, 2016

The Achill Island Coast Guard is getting very creative with its Storm Barbara updates
# Babs And Gail
From The Daily Edge
# Babs And Gail

The Achill Island Coast Guard is getting very creative with its Storm Barbara updates

Dec 23rd 2016, 10:25 AM 3,288 Views 1 Comment

Here’s the tale of Babs and Gail.

# achill-island - Monday 26 September, 2016

Poisonous sea creatures spotted on several beaches along the west coast
# Alien Invasion
# Alien Invasion

Poisonous sea creatures spotted on several beaches along the west coast

Sep 26th 2016, 4:08 PM 59,343 Views 30 Comments

The public have been warned not to touch the creature, and if they do get stung, to call 112 immediately.

# achill-island - Friday 7 August, 2015

Man hit by propeller of out-of-control boat after falling overboard
# Clew Bay
# Clew Bay

Man hit by propeller of out-of-control boat after falling overboard

Aug 7th 2015, 7:58 AM 14,062 Views 19 Comments

He was rushed to hospital by helicopter.

# achill-island - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Mayo developer erects statue in London city as a form of protest
# Anglo Avenger
# Anglo Avenger

Mayo developer erects statue in London city as a form of protest

May 5th 2015, 6:42 PM 44,079 Views 56 Comments

The man who has become known for his high-profile protests has taken to the streets of London.

# achill-island - Friday 5 December, 2014

Brilliant video captures the Aran Achill GAA spirit before All-Island club football final
# Island Ways
From The42
# Island Ways

Brilliant video captures the Aran Achill GAA spirit before All-Island club football final

Dec 5th 2014, 12:58 PM 4,067 Views 2 Comments

Galway’s Aran Islands played Mayo club Achill in the Connacht junior decider in a novel pairing last month.

# achill-island - Monday 3 November, 2014

Is Aran Islands v Achill Island set to be the most unique GAA provincial club final?
# Island Battle
From The42
# Island Battle

Is Aran Islands v Achill Island set to be the most unique GAA provincial club final?

Nov 3rd 2014, 11:11 AM 10,023 Views 3 Comments

The two island clubs will face off in this year’s Connacht junior club football final.

# achill-island - Friday 2 May, 2014

Touching video of dolphin being rescued off Achill Island
# Warm Fuzzies
From The Daily Edge
# Warm Fuzzies

Touching video of dolphin being rescued off Achill Island

May 2nd 2014, 3:51 PM 2,281 Views 1 Comment

Could this be Fungi’s heir apparent?

# achill-island - Friday 20 September, 2013

Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation
# Rescue
# Rescue

Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation

Sep 20th 2013, 3:18 PM 7,624 Views 4 Comments

The crew got into trouble when the vessel’s nets became entangled in its propellers.

# achill-island - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Pics: Four rescued off Achill after attaching boat to lobster pots to avoid being wrecked
# Rescue
# Rescue

Pics: Four rescued off Achill after attaching boat to lobster pots to avoid being wrecked

Aug 24th 2013, 12:12 PM 10,032 Views 11 Comments

The four were rescued after their boat ran into engine trouble.

# achill-island - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Police investigating case of missing woman find human remains
# Sarah Cafferkey
# Sarah Cafferkey

Police investigating case of missing woman find human remains

Nov 18th 2012, 1:02 PM 16,814 Views 1 Comment

Sarah Cafferkey, who has Irish family, went missing on November 9. Human remains have been found by police investigating her disappearance.

# achill-island - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Homicide squad 'take over missing Sarah Cafferkey case'
# Missing
# Missing

Homicide squad 'take over missing Sarah Cafferkey case'

Nov 17th 2012, 12:41 PM 12,796 Views 2 Comments

Sarah Cafferkey is a second-generation Irish woman missing in Melbourne. She has not been seen for a week and her car was found on Friday.

# achill-island - Friday 16 November, 2012

Australian police renew appeal for missing second-generation Irish woman
# Missing
# Missing

Australian police renew appeal for missing second-generation Irish woman

Nov 16th 2012, 9:33 AM 10,545 Views 14 Comments

Sarah Cafferkey, whose family is from Achill Island, has not been seen for a week.

# achill-island - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Woman with Irish relations missing in Melbourne
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Woman with Irish relations missing in Melbourne

Nov 14th 2012, 1:07 PM 16,228 Views 20 Comments

Sarah Cafferkey, who has relations in Achill Island, Co Mayo, was last seen by her family at home on Ross Street, Bacchus Marsh on Friday, November 9.

# achill-island - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order
# Achillhenge
# Achillhenge

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order

Sep 9th 2012, 7:45 AM 10,440 Views 31 Comments

Eyesore or novel attraction?

# achill-island - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Meet Dime: the sheepdog who only understands Irish
# Madra Caorach
From The Daily Edge
# Madra Caorach

Meet Dime: the sheepdog who only understands Irish

Feb 29th 2012, 3:20 PM 5,199 Views 22 Comments

Dime lives on Achill Island – where he does the entirety of his work as a ‘madra caorach’ through the Irish language.

# achill-island - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Achill Island Coast Guard still working to recover student's body
# Tragic
# Tragic

Achill Island Coast Guard still working to recover student's body

Nov 5th 2011, 3:06 PM 856 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old Finnish student tragically fell from a cliff in Achill Island, Co Mayo, last Thursday.

# achill-island - Friday 4 November, 2011

Coast Guard working to recover body of Finnish student after Achill cliff fall
# Tragic
# Tragic

Coast Guard working to recover body of Finnish student after Achill cliff fall

Nov 4th 2011, 4:25 PM 6,798 Views 19 Comments

The 22-year-old man plunged from a cliff at Achill yesterday afternoon and Coast Guard teams are still trying to recover his body. The search has been called off until 7am tomorrow.