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Welcome to the Achill Experience, Achill’s first all-weather visitor centre and Mayo’s only Aquarium!

Tickets for the Achill Experience must be pre-booked in advance.  

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Achill Experience, Aquarium and Visitor Centre has been adapted to 45 minute pre-booked aquarium time slots. In our Visitor Centre, the Steve Molloy Room, Kirkintilloch Room and Robert Henri portraits are open for guests to explore however the Documentary Room is not accessible to visitors at this time. While the Achill Experience might look a little different and your visit may not be the same as previous years, we still strive to deliver the same passionate, fun and educational experience that we are known for. Thank you so much for all your continued support and for booking with The Achill Experience, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Shop orders/inquiries by phone ➡️ 098 43292

Shop orders/inquiries by email ➡️ enjoy@achillexperience.ie

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🟢 AED Defibrillators For Achill Area Fundraiser 🟢

Comhlacht Forbartha Áitiúil Acla is working with Dr. Noreen Lineen Curtis, who helps to coordinate the Achill AED Defibrillators, to fundraise for new defibrillators and the ongoing maintenance of the current AEDs in the parish. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, our traditional fundraising methods such as bucket collections and local socialising events have not been able to go ahead therefore we have had to go virtual with our fundraisings efforts. Any donations, no matter the amount, will be greatly appreciated and all go towards the funding of the defibrillator equipment. Donations can be made through our Go Fund Me page


Thank you for your generosity

The Achill Experience is now COVID-19 Safety Charter Certified! The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitor Centre has completed Failte Ireland’s COVID-19 Safety Charter Certification. This initiative is backed by the Irish Government with the intention to demonstrate to visitors that the participating business is fully compliant to all current safety guidelines and that all our staff have successfully completed safety and hygiene control training.

Achill’s first all-weather visitor centre and Mayo’s only Aquarium.

The Achill Experience encapsulates many aspects of Island life both present and past.

Achill Experience lets us help you to explore and learn about many the different species of sea creatures from around the waters of Achill Island and from the World beyond.

We display many fascinating stories of Achill’s rich and sometimes tragic history.

We also house the first edition prints of the famous American artist Robert Henri, who lived in Achill during the 1920’s and painted local Children from Pollagh & Dooagh. They are amazing prints and the colours really bring the children to life.


An chéad ionad uile-aimsire in Acaill agus an t-aon uisceadán i Muigheo

Tugann an “Acaill Experience” gach eolas ar go leor gnéithe den saol in Acaill, sna sean laethanta fadó agus den am i láthair.

Cuidíonn an “Achill Experience” le cuairteoirí, iniúchadh a dhéanamh agus foghlaim faoi na speicis éagsúla d’ainmhithe mara atá ina gcónaí i bhfarraigí Acla agus i bhfad i gcéin.

Taispeánann muid go leor de na scéalta iontacha ó chúlra stairiúil, saibhir, amanta tragóideach Acla.

Chomh maith le sin tá priontaí céadeagrán an ealaíontóir cáiliúil Meiriceaánach Robert Henri. Bhí Robert Henri ina chónaí in Acaill i rith na 1920idí agus phéinteáil sé portráidí do na páistí áitiúla ón Phollaigh agus ó Dhú Acha.

Tá na priontaí go hiontach agus tá cuma an-fíre orthu.

Ráiteas Misin an “Achill Experience”

Is é ár naidhm ná léiriú a thabhairt do chuairteoirí idir óg agus aosta ar scéalta faoi stair ár bParóiste agus léargas a thabhairt ar an mbeatha mhara, fhairsinge, shaibhre atá ina gcónaí thart ar imeallbhord Acla.

Achill Experience Mission Statement

Our aim is to expose visitors of all ages to stories about our parish history and the rich and extensive marine life around Achill’s coastline.

This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.