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Sheet1 Page 1 Coord5358N1000Wdisplay=titletype:isle Image:Achill Island.pngthumb250pxLocation of Achill Island Image:Achill Ireland Keem bay.jpgrightthumb250pxKeem Bay on Achill Island Image:IMG 3696w.JPGthumbright250pxMural on Handball Alley. Muralist: Karen Forde Image:Atlantic Drive.JPGthumbright250pxOverlooking the west coast of Achill Island Image:Achill Ireland Keel.jpgthumbright250pxKeel Strand Image:Slievemore.jpgthumbright250pxSlievemore mountain dominates the centre of the island Image:Achill Slievemore Deserted Village.jpg250pxthumbThe &quot Image:Deserted Village in the Shadow of Slievemore.JPG250pxthumbThe location of the village is relatively sheltered ''Achill Island''' (lang-gaAcaill, Oileán Acla) in County Mayo is the largest island of Republic of IrelandIreland, and is situated o The island is 87 per cent peat bog. The parish of Achill also includes the Curraun peninsula. The people of Curraun consider t Err:510 It is believed that at the end of the Neolithic Period (around 4000 BCE), Achill had a population of 500&amp In the 17th and 18th centuries, there was much migration to Achill from other parts of Ireland, particularly Ulster, due to the po Err:510 Despite some unsympathetic developmentFactdate=February 2008, the island retains some striking natural beauty. The cliffs The mountain Slievemore (672&amp Recent archaeological researchFactdate=February 2008 suggests the village was occupied year-round at least as early as th &lt Just west of the deserted village is an old Martello tower, again built by the British to warn of any possible FranceFrench invas Err:510 While a number of attempts at setting up small industrial units on the island have been made, the economy of the island is lar Currently the biggest employers on the island are 2 hotels and a call centre.
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