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Achill

[ak-uh l] /ˈæk əl/
noun
1.
an island off the coast of NW Ireland. 14 miles (23 km) long; 11 miles (18 km) wide.
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  • After the desolation of Achill it is pleasant to return to the hotel at Mallaranny.

    Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • But for all that it may offer of wildness, of grandeur, and of interest, Achill has no charm for me.

    Connaught Stephen Lucius Gwynn
  • In Achill the struggle for life is too keen to admit of any love for mere beauty.

    An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan
  • Achill people said she belonged to the sea, and the sea had claimed her.

    An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan
  • It is a convenient centre from which to visit Achill Island.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • He's raving now; but we'll fit them on him, and I'll take him, in the ferry, to the Achill boat.

  • Achill (ak′il), the largest island on the Irish coast, separated from the mainland of Mayo by a narrow sound, now bridged over.

  • Here we hired two gillies to help us in climbing Achill Head, which is quite a high mountain.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
  • Achill Head and Croaghaun Mountain, adjoining it, have the reputation of being the highest marine cliffs in existence.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
  • If we could have put Achill Island and all its scenery out of commission forever, we would gladly have done it.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne

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