IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES FOR ALL AGES
Bain sult do chuairt linn ag foghlaim faoi eisc na mara, mtir na háite mar atá agus ár muintir fadó. Buail isteach agus bain taitneamh as an "Achill Experience"
If you are looking for things to do in Achill then our aquarium should be at the top of your list as the Aquarium consists of 16 tanks exhibiting varieties of fish to be found in waters off Achill which is on the Wild Atlantic Way. We also house a selection of tropical fish from around the world. Our touch tanks allow you to get up close and personal with starfish, sea urchins or scallops.
We have Clown fish "Nemo" and Pacific Blue Tang "Dory" as well as "Hank" the Octopus. Our Piranhas and Lionfish are dangerous in the wild but beautiful to see up close. Our shy Sea Horses are fascinating and graceful.
Our history boards detail the history of the Shark Fishing industry in Achill during the 1950's which during that time was one of the largest fisheries in the world
Replica Boley House
Achill Experience has replicated a Boley House from The Deserted Village in the visitors centre. The stone-built cottage allows visitors to the Achill Experience to feel how it would have been to live in past times.
Set at the foot of Slievemore Mountain, the Deserted Village has been occupied during several different stages throughout history possibly from 3rd Century BC up until early 20th Century with some of the current buildings perhaps constructed from and on top of previous dwellings. The most recent habitants would have been local residents of Dooagh and Pollagh villages using the houses for 'booleying'. As 'boley' houses they were occupied during the summer months and return to their villages for winter months
Achill is the perfect destination for your school tour. At the Achill Experience your students will have fun while learning about the fish in our waters and being able to touch and feed some of the sea creatures.
All Schools are unique and we can tailor a package to suit your student’s needs which can include our onsite Aquarium, Arts & Craft Workshops, Guided Tour of the Deserted Village, Water Sports, and Lunch in a local restaurant.
Lots to See & Do
We have tanks themed on Achill’s Minaun Cliffs and a Spanish Armada shipwreck off Achill Beg. These tanks are stocked many different species that are natural to the waters along The Wild Atlantic Way. Visit our replica boley house, common to Achill through the 17th & 18th centuries. Children will learn the history of Achill’s deserted village and get to understand what life was like through these times