Achill Sound

Coordinates: 53°55′40″N 9°56′21″W / 53.9278°N 9.9392°W / 53.9278; -9.9392
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Gob an Choire
Achill Sound
Achill Sound is located in Ireland
Achill Sound
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°55′40″N 9°56′21″W / 53.9278°N 9.9392°W / 53.9278; -9.9392
CountyCounty Mayo
Irish Grid ReferenceL731997
As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Gob an Choire is the only official name. The English name Achill Sound has no official standing.
Old railway terminus which closed in 1937

Gob an Choire or Gob a' Choire (English name: Achill Sound), formerly anglicised as Gubacurra, is a Gaeltacht village in County Mayo, Ireland. It lies on the east coast of Achill Island and is the first settlement one reaches after crossing the Michael Davitt Bridge, a swing bridge that joins Achill Island to Corraun Peninsula on the mainland. In ancient times the southern entrance was guarded by Carrickkildavnet Castle.

Achill Sound is also the name of the waterway separating Achill Island from the Irish mainland.


Achill Sound is located on the R319 regional road.

Bus Éireann route 450 (Dooagh-Westport-Louisburgh) operates several times a day in each direction, less often on Sundays.[2]


  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Gob An Choire". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Bus Éíreann". Bus Éireann timetables. Retrieved 27 February 2023.