Achill Sea Salt

Top choice in County Mayo

At the O’Malley's factory, tours reveal just how the family magics Achill's mineral-rich waters into flavoursome flakes of crunchy salt. After seeing demos on the crystallisation of brine and sampling regular and smoked versions on cherry tomatoes, it will be hard to resist a quick purchase in the on-site shop. Booking essential.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby County Mayo attractions

1. Golden Strand

2.46 MILES

As the name implies – a ribbon of golden heaven; in the north of Achill Island near Dugort.

3. Silver Strand

2.89 MILES

Dugort's Silver Strand beach is a prime example of the island's many fine coves.

5. Mt Slievemore

3.81 MILES

Mt Slievemore (671m) can be climbed from behind deserted Slievemore Village for terrific views of Blacksod Bay.

6. Trawmore Beach

3.85 MILES

Running 3km southeast from Keel, beautiful, Blue Flag, golden-sand Trawmore is among Achill's most photographed beaches. Be aware that there are dangerous…

8. Slievemore Deserted Village

4.01 MILES

The bleak remains of more than 80 houses in this deserted village at the foot of Mt Slievemore are slowly being reduced to rock piles, a poignant reminder…