Croaghaun (Cruachan in Irish) are cliffs located in County Mayo on Achill Island. It is 668 metres high and looks like a cliff, plunging vertiginously into the ocean… Enough to delight lovers of breathtaking wilderness panoramas!
Croaghaun cliffs are located northwest of Achill Island, and is the second largest peak on the island. It can only be admired from the sea, or through a hike, which will allow the bravest to hike up the mountain to the top, and admire the highest point of its cliffs.
For walkers, you will have to leave your car at the Keem beach car park, itself located on Achill Island, and then take a path that will take you to Croaghaun Mountain.
The ascent itself requires some physical fitness due to its sometimes steep slope, but on the whole, an average walker will be able to reach it without any problem.
Once you reach the summit, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and the ocean and its tumult will undoubtedly enhance the beauty of this exceptional panorama! Some of these cliffs seem to literally plunge under your feet into the ocean.
Don’t hesitate to look carefully at the Atlantic: the area is rather crowded if you want to see dolphins, peregrine sharks, or even killer whales and other humpback whales! The area is also a place of refuge for porpoises, as well as some peregrine falcons…