|Native name: Acaill Bheag|
Its name means Little Achill.
Acaill Bheag was evacuated in 1965 and the inhabitants were settled on the main (Achill) island and nearby mainland. The main settlement was in the centre of the island, bounded by two hills to the north and south. There are a small number of holiday homes on the island, but they are usually empty for most of the year. Access to the island is from Cé Mhór, in the village of An Chloich Mhór (Cloghmore), by local arrangement. A lighthouse on Acaill Bheag's southern tip was completed in 1965.
The table below reports data on Achillbeg's population taken from Discover the Islands of Ireland (Alex Ritsema, Collins Press, 1999) and the Census of Ireland.
|Source: John Chambers. "Islands - Change in Population 1841 - 2011". irishislands.info. Retrieved 14 June 2015.|
- Jonathan Beaumont (2005), Achillbeg: The Life of an Island, ISBN 0-85361-631-0