Currane Peninsula

 

Currane is a peninsula in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland. It sits bewteen the mainland and Achill Island. The Western Greenway is the first cycling route of its kind in Ireland, following the old Achill Sound to Westport rail route. It passes through the north side of the peninsula, following a very scenic route. Currane is a place of extreme beauty, dominated by Currane Hill (524 m). There are great views of Clew Bay and the Mullet Peninsula to the north


There are 730 people living on the Currane peninsula, 25% of whom are native Irish speakers. The peninsula is immediately east of Achill Island, and forms part of the parish of Achill. It comprises the villages of Tonragee, Polranny, Belfarsad, Currane and Doughbeg. Achill Island is connected to the peninsula via the Michael Davitt Bridge

 

A few images of the countryside and things to do

 

Currane has some beautiful and rugged countryside and beaches surounding the cottage, and along with The Great Western Greenway and the facilities Achill Island has to offer, there's always plenty to do

Currane is the home of Griffin Park, the Community Sports Field overlooking views of Croagh Patrick, Achillbeg Island and Clare Island. It hosts Rugby, Gaelic Football, Soccer Matches and has even hosted a game of Cricket

Apart from the local Currane pub and restaurant, The Compass Bar, there are many restaurants and bars on Achill Island and several great craft shops

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Other Useful Information


Nearest Major Town - Westport 33 miles (53km)

Nearest Large Town - Newport, 19 miles (31km)
Nearest Shop - 6.5 miles (10km)
Nearest Pub - Currane, 5 mins walk

Driving times
Knock Airport - 41 miles (66km), 1 hr 5 mins
Dublin Ferry - 178 miles (286km), 3 hrs 47 mins

On the doorstep

Curraun Hill – Climb your way to the top and enjoy glorious country views from the summit

Westport – Browse the variety of shops there and sample the many bars and restaurants

Great Western Greenway - Walk or bike along the longest off-road trail in Ireland for the best views of the Irish countryside

Day Trip - Clew Bay – Stroll along the wonderful ocean bay, overlooked by Croagh Patrick

Ballycroy National Park – Enjoy great walks through Ireland’s newest national park and see Nephin Mountain

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