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[ak-uh l] /ˈæk əl/
an island off the coast of NW Ireland. 14 miles (23 km) long; 11 miles (18 km) wide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I simply crossed the island in a day's run, spent another day in Achill, and returned to Wexford.

    Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • After the desolation of Achill it is pleasant to return to the hotel at Mallaranny.

    Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • On Achill Island there is a comfortable hotel at the 'missionary settlement,' which is about 10 miles from the ferry.

  • But for all that it may offer of wildness, of grandeur, and of interest, Achill has no charm for me.

    Connaught Stephen Lucius Gwynn
  • Probably in no part of Ireland does superstition persist so strongly as in Achill.

    Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • In Achill the struggle for life is too keen to admit of any love for mere beauty.

    An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan
  • As we are going north, Minnaun Cliffs, which are on the southern side of Achill, must be spoken about first.

  • Achill people said she belonged to the sea, and the sea had claimed her.

    An Isle in the Water Katharine Tynan
  • We left Achill Island in the afternoon, deeply regretting that we had not more time to devote to its wonders.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
  • It is a convenient centre from which to visit Achill Island.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger

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