The Colony Walking Tour

What can I expect
  • Explore Ireland's largest island.
  • Learn about the War of Religons during the 1830s.
  • Discover the stories surrounding the Achill Mission.
  • Admire the work of Edward Nangle.
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Travel along a trail approximately one mile long that covers the historic ruins of the Achill Mission in county Mayo. BAFTA winning writer, Achill Islander, and tour guide Kevin who is passionate about storytelling and the Colony will share a local insight into the islands past.


The tour kicks off at Dugort Beach and contiunes to uncover beautiful scenery. Fascinating facts surrounding Edward Nangle and his involvement in the community during the 19th Century are shared in an entertaining and interactive way.


Explore the war activities and obstacles that were faced while gaining a unique glimpse into the impacts that shaped Ireland's future. The adventure provides an opportunity to indulge in Irish hidden gems along with a remarkable and enjoyable experience.


  • Duration 2 hours.
  • Not generally suited for children aged under 7.
  • Good footwear and rain gear is advisable.
  • Tour starts outside the Strand Hotel F28 NY97.
Trip Advisor

"Fantastic insight into life in The Colony on Achill . Kevin Toolis has the ability to paint wonderful verbal pictures of all aspects of life on the island at that time and explains political and religeous aspects." - V. Sep 2023

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