Achill Literary Heritage Trail

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Achill Literary Heritage Trail is a 64.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near the city of Newport that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

64.1 miles 2378 feet Point to Point

kid friendly


nature trips

scenic driving



Follow these points of literary interest and take in the rich heritage of this beautiful part of Mayo. This Literary Heritage Trail is brought to you by a first year group of students at Coláiste Pobail Acla, Achill, Co. Mayo. The research for the trail was carried out in the school year 2011-2012. The participating students live in the area stretching from Dooagh to Ballycroy, including Currane and Mulranny. Many writers and publications are associated with this beautiful part of Mayo, and in the area itself there is a strong tradition of local publication. The students bring you on this scenic tour of their home place, giving you a taste of its rich literary heritage. As part of this project the students also interviewed local people about the history of their locality and you can find out more by visiting

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