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History[ edit ] It is believed that at the end of the Neolithic Period around BCAchill had a population of —1, people. The island would have been mostly forest until the Neolithic people began crop cultivation. Settlement increased during the Iron Age Deserted places in america, and the dispersal of small promontory forts around the coast indicate the warlike nature of the times.
Megalithic tombs and forts can be seen at Slievemore, along the Atlantic Drive and on Achillbeg. The hereditary chieftains of Umhall were the O'Malleys, recorded in the area in AD when they successfully repelled an onslaught by the Vikings in Clew Bay.
Immigration[ edit ] In the 17th and 18th centuries, there was much migration to Achill from other parts of Ireland, particularly Ulsterdue to the political and religious turmoil of the time.
For a while there were two different dialects of Irish being spoken on Achill. This led to many townlands being recorded as having two names during the Ordnance Surveyand some maps today give different names for the same place.
Achill Irish still has many traces of Ulster Irish. Specific historical sites and events[ edit ] Grace O'Malley's Castle[ edit ] Carrickkildavnet Castle is a 15th-century tower house associated with the O'Malley Clan, who were once a ruling family of Achill. The O'Malleys were a powerful seafaring family, who traded widely.
Grace became a fearless leader and gained fame as a sea captain and pirate. She is reputed to have met with Queen Elizabeth I in She died around and is buried in the O'Malley family tomb on Clare Island. Achill Mission[ edit ] View of the "Colony", prior to One of Achill's most famous historical sites is that of the Achill Mission or 'the Colony' at Dugort.
The Mission included schools, cottages, an orphanage, an infirmary and a guesthouse. The Colony was very successful for a time and regularly produced a newspaper called the Achill Herald and Western Witness.
Nangle expanded his mission into Mweelin, where a school was built. The Achill Mission began to decline slowly after Nangle was moved from Achill and was finally closed in the s. Nangle died in The railway station is now a hostel.
The train provided a great service to Achill, but it also is said to have fulfilled an ancient prophecy. Brian Rua O' Cearbhain had prophesied that 'carts on iron wheels' would carry bodies into Achill on their first and last journey.
Inthe first train on the Achill railway carried the bodies of victims of the Clew Bay Drowning. This tragedy occurred when a boat overturned in Clew Bay, drowning thirty-two young people. They had been going to meet the steamer which would take them to Scotland for potato picking.
The Kirkintilloch Fire in almost fulfilled the second part of the prophecy when the bodies of ten victims were carried by rail to Achill. While it was not literally the last train, the railway would close just two weeks later. These people had died in a fire in a bothy in Kirkintilloch.
This term referred to the temporary accommodation provided for those who went to Scotland to pick potatoes, a migratory pattern that had been established in the early nineteenth century.
Damhnait, or Dymphna, who founded a church there in the 16th century. There is also a holy well just outside the graveyard.
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