[ ak-uhl ]

  1. an island off the coast of NW Ireland. 14 miles (23 km) long; 11 miles (18 km) wide.

Words Nearby Achill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Achill in a sentence

  • He once made a short expedition with one of my sisters to Achill, Clifden, and Galway.

  • They stayed two nights at Achill, which sufficed for him to make friends with Mr. Sheridan, the landlord of the inn there.

  • The poor inhabitants of the islands between this place and Achill Point cannot certainly be accused of a tendency to gad about.

    Disturbed Ireland | Bernard H. Becker
  • Yet Achill has been just big enough to encourage its people with a barren hope of finding a living on the land.

    Connaught | Stephen Lucius Gwynn
  • For wildness and for majesty this region has no equal, except in Achill; and it has what Achill lacks, the charm of rivers.

    Ulster | Stephen Lucius Gwynn