Cradled between Knockmore and Minaun hills, overlooking the Atlantic.

Dooega is a small seaside village on the Wild Atlantic Way cradled between Knockmore and Minaun hills. It looks out over the Atlantic Ocean to Clare Island, the home of Granuaile [Grace O’Malley], Inishturk and Inishboffin.

Dooega has a Blue Flag beach and a small jetty where the local fishermen moor their fishing boats – mainly traditional currachs. It is also the home of Colaiste Acla: an activity based Irish adventure college that is renowned for its Irish language courses.

Dooega is miles away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary day modern living. On a calm evening the turf smoke rises skyward and scents the air just as it did in Paul Henry’s time almost a century ago. Go for a walk along one of our headlands or stroll down to the jetty to meet the fishing boats coming in.

How to find us

Take the N59 from Westport or R311 from Castlebar via Newport to Mulranny. Continue through Mulranny village and branch left on the R319 for Achill / Acaill.

Cross the bridge onto Achill Island at Achill Sound/ Gob an Choire and continue through Achill Sound/ Gob an Choire on the R319 for 3.8km and turn left at Dooega/ Dumha √Čige junction onto the L1405.

Continue for a further 3.8km on the L1405 to reach Lavelle’s Seaside House & Mickey’s Bar.

Alternatively, you can take a train to Westport and a bus to Achill Sound. We can arrange collection at Achill Sound.

Use our Eircode: F28 TX98

GPS 53 55.617 N 10 1.138 W