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Teach Cruachán bed and breakfast have been welcoming guests for more than 30 years. Guests will be welcomed with a hot drink and personal recommendations on what to do and see on Achill Island.
Experience authentic Irish hospitality and comfortable accommodation in a breathtakingly beautiful location. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the premises and the hot drinks station is available 24 hours a day.
The dining room overlooks the Atlantic, where guests can spot bottle-nosed dolphins, basking sharks, sea birds and even humpback whales while enjoying breakfast, which will be made to order using quality local ingredients like Kellys of Newport award winning sausages and puddings. Evening dinner is available by arrangement for small groups that are staying in Teach Cruachan for three or more nights. There is a coffee shop and pub food 200 metres from Teach Cruachán, in the most westerly pub in Europe. Packed lunches are available on request.
Bicycle hire and passenger transport business from Teach Cruachán can be organised. Achill Bikes supplies mountain bikes, children’s trailers, tag-alongs, and car bike carriers.
Bike can be transported to guest chosen starting point. Achill is a cycling hub with three looped cycle routes, and the new 42km Great Western Greenway is an off-road cycle and walkway developed mainly along the old Great Western Railway line between Westport and Achill Island.
Secure storage for sporting equipment and a drying room for clothing and walking boots make Teach Cruachán the ideal base for walkers and adventure seekers. Anglers have access to bait freezer and fridge and there is ample parking at the rear of the house for boats and trailers.
Teach Cruachán is located in the village of Dooagh, near Keem Bay and the highest sea cliffs in western Europe. It is only 200m in either direction to the local pubs: Lourdie’s is to the east, opposite the bus terminus, and in the other direction Gielty’s, the most westerly pub in Europe, serves great bar food. The local shop is only 250m away. The Wavecrest Bar is 500m to the east of Teach Cruachán. Traditional Irish music is often played in the local pubs. Many young people in Achill play instruments that they learned over the years in Scoil Acla, Ireland’s oldest summer school, which was founded in 1910.
The location is ideally suited to visitors who love outdoor activities like walking, cycling, swimming, trekking, horse riding, surfing, kite surfing, diving or fishing. Guests can decide to be really active or simply go for a leisurely stroll against a stunning natural backdrop of mountains and sea, lakes and bogland and glorious beaches.
There are two easy low-level waymarked walks near Teach Cruachán. One is the Dooagh National Looped Walk and the other is a linear walk to the famous Deserted Village of Slievemore. It is only a 1.5 hour hike to Croaghaun’s world-record sea cliffs from the bed and breakfast.