The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised by Mayo County Council that it is again possible for boats to pass through Achill Sound, Co. Mayo; subject to the following procedures which the Council have put in place in relation to the opening of the Achill Sound Bridge:-
  • Mayo County Council will require a minimum of two working days’ notice to open the bridge.
  • Contact Mayo County Council, Belmullet office, by email at or by telephone at Tel: +353-(0)97-81004, between 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday, to give the required notice.
  • Opening will be dependent on weather conditions.
  • Opening shall be at high water and between the hours of 9.00am-3.30pm (Monday-Thursday), and 9.00am-2.30pm on Friday.
  • Opening outside these hours and on public holidays will only take place in exceptional circumstances.

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