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A gem found on Achill Island

The Sandybanks
Achill Island
Co. Mayo
£155,000 (inclusive of furniture and fittings)

STEEPED in history and boasting some of the most breath-taking landscapes in Ireland, Achill Island is the country’s largest off-shore island. And now there’s a chance to own your very own paradise property on the island, which is connected to the mainland by bridge.


The Sandybanks is a superb four-bedroom, three-bath home overlooking the magnificent Atlantic. Just a 90-minute drive from Knock Airport the property is located on the outskirts of Keel village, which has ample bars, restaurants and shops. It also offers panoramic and uninterrupted views over the sea and Minaun Cliffs.

For golf enthusiasts Sandybanks is a must, with Achill Golf Club on your doorstep. This nine-hole links course is open to the public, with reasonable green fees and also a weekly rate available for holiday makers. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s no shortage of enticing sights. Achill is home to majestic blue flag beaches and some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, while the island offers the longest off-road cycling and walking trails in Ireland. Close by is the sandy-bottomed Keel lake, ideal for windsurfing, and Slievemore mountain.

The house itself comes with its own entrance, parking and garden and has the added bonus of not being part of a holiday village. It boasts two large downstairs bedrooms, both ensuite, and two upstairs bedrooms that share a bathroom. The main reception room, set up as a living/dining room, is spacious and runs from the front to the back of the property. It has solid oak flooring and a galleried ceiling, with sliding glass doors to the rear that frame the uninterrupted views of Keel Lake. A modern kitchen fitted with all utilities completes the interior. There is also central heating, PVC double-glazed windows and doors as well as a separate shed at the rear of the property.

Achill Island is known as a haven for artists and writers and is a must visit for any perspective buyer looking for a home in an inspirational location.
There’s also no shortage of things going on in the area. Just a sample of what’s coming up this summer includes Féile Bia Na Mara Seafood festival with oyster tasting and seaweed safaris in July, and the Johnny Kilbane weekend inJune in honour of the centenary of former US World Featherweight champion boxer Johnny Kilbane whose father hailed from Achill. And as the saying goes: “There’s never a bad time of year to visit Achill, only the wrong type of clothes!”

For more information about this property for sale go to:

Contact 00 353 87 6385460 or email for more details or to arrange a viewing.


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