The Colony Tour

Looking for Walking Tours on Achill Island?

Book Achill’s Number 1 Walking Tour. A two-hour historical Tour of the Achill Mission.

Book  a fascinating  two-hour walking tour around the ruins of Achill’s 19th Century Protestant Mission with acclaimed BAFTA-winning writer and Achill Islander Kevin Toolis.
Discover the secret Famine history of  ‘soup for souls’  and  the decades long battle of the Achill Mission  to convert the islanders to Protestantism and change the religious destiny of Ireland forever.
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Open all year. Join us on The Colony Tour on Wednesdays and Sundays at Dugort Beach for a fascinating walk in the ruins of the Achill Mission. Cost € 20 per person. Or call to arrange private Tour.

Meet your guide Kevin Toolis


our Reviews

A great storyteller. Fantastic Tour. Take a trip through time and beautiful scenery with Kevin to hear the fascinating story of The Colony, whether you have a connection to Achill or not the story of Edward Nangle and the people of Achill is not to be missed.

Sharon E

Tripadvisor reviewer

A fantastic Tour of The Colony brought to Life by Kevin’s knowledge and ability to bring you through a most amazing part of history.


Tripadvisor Reviewer
This tour is fascinating , really brought to life by Kevin’s in depth knowledge of this particular time in Achill and his entertaining delivery … This is a must do walking Tour on Achill.

C Murray

Tripadvisor Reviewer