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Mulranny to Dooagh Cycle Route Directions

Section 1

0 to 10km

Starting from Mulranny Park Hotel, cycle west and ignore the first left and then take the second left that is signed for Achill. Keep on this road [5km marker] for 12.7km through some beautiful countryside.

The Great Western Greenway is an alternative off-road path for walkers and cyclists runs close to the main road from Mulranny to the bridge at Achill Sound. There is an access point at Mulranny Park Hotel.

Section 2

10 – 20km

Eventually you reach the bridge that crosses Achill Sound.

After crossing the bridge ignore the first left beside the church and take the second left, signed Atlantic Drive [15km marker]. As you progress along this road the scenery gets better and better.

Section 3

20 – 30km

It goes south, then loops west and back north around the headland [25km marker]. After reaching a viewing point, the road descends several hairpins to Ashleam Bay with its small cliffs and rises again slightly.

Take a left at the t-junction you reach. 2.6km later you reach Dooega.

Section 4

30 – 40km

At the first crossroads you reach, the main road bends to the right. You need to go straight ahead towards the mountain.

Take the first right where the road bends left toward the sea.

Stay on this road as it turns uphill and goes right. It hugs the base of the mountain for 6.1km [35km marker]. Go left at the first t-junction you reach, just after passing the left turn that goes up Menaun Mountain, signed Dooagh.

Section 5

40 – 50km

As you follow this main road road, the beautiful western mountains of Achill come into view [45km marker]. You reach the village of Keel, where the first left on the edge of the village is signed for Keel Beach, a short way down if you want to visit. Otherwise continue straight through the village. From here it is 3.3km to Dooagh.

Section 6

50 – 61km

Stay on the main road going through the village. Once out of Dooagh the road climbs over the shoulder of Croghaun Mountain. It runs precariously above the sea before descending to the often deserted Keem Beach [55km marker].

Return on the road you came, back to Dooagh.