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The View Alone, Is Worth It!

I definitely recommend a brief excursion to the area to check out the ruins. There are dozens (or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christina E
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Denver, Colorado
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Wonderful

If you like ruins, this place is paradise. The entire ruins of a 19th century settlement in Archill... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
naniehurley
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I definitely recommend a brief excursion to the area to check out the ruins. There are dozens (or more?) partial houses made from stone nestled into the hillsides. A fascinating glimpse into history. Sheep graze amongst them and if you turn around, you have a...More

Thank Christina E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like ruins, this place is paradise. The entire ruins of a 19th century settlement in Archill Village for you to walk around. It’s mesmerising to look at all the abandoned houses and try to picture them alive. We visited the place in mid...More

Thank naniehurley
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This free historical site is easy to find but does require a bit of a hike about. We were glad we had hiking boots. We tried to imagine living in these huts and gained an appreciation for an earlier time. We parked right by the...More

Thank RobertH8090
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It's an interesting site, full of history and also a nice walk on a nice day. A research before visit is recommended

Thank Lily D
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Well, bring your camera with you and see for yourself how people lived back then. Dont mind the weather. Wear comfy shoes though. Few minutes walking from the parking lot. You would be walking around the village homes' ruins for 30 minutes up to one...More

1  Thank BorisEliav
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A fascinating window into life in Achill over the centuries, with stunning views over central Achill.

Thank Grainne F
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Do not leave Achill without visiting The Deserted Village, historical & so interesting. Include your visit as part of a loop walk along the quarry road.

Thank Loftymm
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Was here last week and thought it was incredible. It has a terribly sad history and extremely fascinating. I sat for 30 minutes there to contemplate and try to visualise what life was like there. Unfortunately it suffered a cruel fate due to occupation and...More

Thank Joneill19
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Brilliant place for a walk had great fun picking wild mushrooms with family didn’t do full walk this year but will definitely return and go further

Thank Fooddude15
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Just an amazing experience. Reading through the history and then walking through the villages, you get a great sense of the tragedy that unfolded here. It has such wonderful potential and needs some state funding to really draw tourists in. It is a must see...More

1  Thank mcnamart
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Debra D
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Response from Kubier | Reviewed this property |
Hello Debra, when you stay at keel, it is well signposted. It´s easy to get there. Depending on the weather, bring wellies with you. Might get a bit muddy when it´s raining. Parking place (free) at the cemetery.
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