A view of Clare island from Dooega
Tá an cholaiste séo seite i Gceartlár an T-sraidbhaile Dú Éige.Tagann alán Scolairi chuig an ait gach samhradh chun gaeilge a labhairt.
Colaiste Acla is an activity based Irish Adventure Centre.The coláiste provides a wide variety of adventure sport & Irish language.This Irish college is situated in the heart of Dooega village. A lot of students come every summer to practice their Irish language. This is an environment where learning takes place in a relaxed, interesting and interactive way. The students stay locally with people in the district.
You can contact the Coláiste at:
(01) 2834366/(086) 2310377
Tel/Fax (098) 45336
Bi ag labairt an teanga
The Achill life boat
The Achill life boat was launched in July 1996. It is stationed at Cloughmore. It's one of a number of lifeboats on the western coast, another being stationed at Ballyglass, Bellmullet. It is a great asset to the local people of the area and it has also saved many lives.
The crew consists of:
Books from the area
Noírín Gannon was born in the area and has written three books on Achill the First was "A guide to Achill" published in 1989. Her second book was an in-depth history on her Native Achill this was called "Achill's past," published in 1990. In 2001 Noirin launched her first poetry Book called "Words from an island". Noírín has a great love and passion not only for her history but also for the culture and music of Ireland. She has also demonstrated her love for Heritage through her interview on the discovery channel on "Stories of the west of Ireland".Irish is her first language. She is presently doing a diploma in heritage and humanities at the G.M.I.T Castlebar.
you need any information on the area you can contact Noírin by writing
to her at:
Telephone No 098 45726/086 6002780
Employment in the area
VTOS commenced in Achill in January 1993. VTOS Achill used premises in Alice's Harbour Inn on this occasion. The course commenced with twelve participants in the first year & has continued to grow. The course continued successfully in this premises for nine years.
During the year 2002, the school in Dereens became available & VTOS Achill move to this premises in April. The course now has twenty participants which concentrates mainly on Information Technology.
Fás in the area
Fás has played a major role in the Chilldamhnait area, both Cé bheag and the Graveyard at Chilldamhnait are a prime example of their good work. Fás are also working on the pier in Dooega.