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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.  

Book your 45-minute aquarium time slot at The Achill Experience, Aquarium and Visitor Centre and meet all our fishy friends with one of our knowledgeable and passionate guides. In our Visitor Centre, discover Achill’s rich and fascinating history including the Robert Henri portrait prints, our replica Boley House and the documentaries on the Achill prophecy and the once thriving basking shark fishing industry. If you’re looking for a fun, educational and memorable experience, call in or book a visit to us here at the Achill Experience – we look forward to seeing you soon!

Don’t worry if you’re not planning a trip to the aquarium, you’re more than welcome to call in and have browse around our gift shop & treat yourself to a delicious cup of takeaway Cosmic Coffee!


Join us all here at the Achill Experience on the 4th of December 2022 from 11am until 6.00pm and say hello to Santa Claus himself.

Pre-booking is essential so don’t be late and make sure to reserve your place by clicking the image or by following the link: https://clr.ie/132951

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Shop orders/inquiries by phone ➡️ 098 43292

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

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The Achill Experience is now COVID-19 Safety Charter Certified!
The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitor Centre has completed Fáilte 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.

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.

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.

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