[ak-uh l]


an island off the coast of NW Ireland. 14 miles (23 km) long; 11 miles (18 km) wide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for achill

Historical Examples of achill

  • 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.


    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