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Due to level 5 government restrictions, The Achill Experience, Aquarium and Visitor Centre will from the 22nd October close it’s doors to the public for the next 6 weeks however, our online shop is still available to purchase your gifts for loved ones.

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While we are disappointed to be closing the Aquarium and Visitor Centre doors for a little while, there are still a number of ways in which you can still support the Achill Experience. Our online gift shop remains open with new items being added daily, you can follow and interact with us across our social media platforms or, let us know about your #AchillExperience by leaving us a review or dropping us an email about your visit.  

 

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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.

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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.”