The Colony Tour

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

In the Year of Our Lord 1831 a young Irish Prophet Edward Nangle came into the West to save the souls of islanders of Achill from the errors of Popery and ignited a bitter 50 year long religious war. A war fought out with guns, soup, Bibles, famine and starvation. ‘Soupers’ and ‘Jumpers.’ A struggle for the destiny of the Irish nation.
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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 € 25 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