Achill Sound

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Gob an Choire

Achill Sound
Village
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; -9.9392Coordinates: 53°55′40″N 9°56′21″W / 53.9278°N 9.9392°W / 53.9278; -9.9392
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Population
 (2016)[1]
238
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.

Transport[edit]

Achill Sound is located on the R319 regional road.

Bus Éireann route 440 (Dooagh-Westport-Ireland West Airport Knock) operates once a day in each direction, except on Sundays. Expressway route 52 provides an evening journey each way to/from Westport and Galway.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Gob An Choire". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)