achill



achill defined in 1939 year

achill - Achill (eagle island);
achill - Largest and most beautiful of Ireland's islands. It lies off the W. coast, forming part of county Mayo, and is joined to the mainland by a bridge across the narrow Achill Sound. Its extreme measurements are E. to W. 15 m., and N. to S. 12 m.; area 57 sq. m. The surface is mountainous (Slievemore, 2,204 ft., Croaghann, 2,192 ft.). The Minawn cliffs reach a height of 900 ft. above the sea. Tillage and turf-cutting are the main occupations, and a knitting industry is centred at Dooagh. The island is a popular tourist resort. There are cromlechs, stone circles, and other antiquities. Pop. 4,895.

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