The Achill Field School accommodation block is situated next door to the Archaeology Centre in the village of Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo. It is a modern, hostel-type building that comprises 2-Bed and 4-Bed rooms, many with en-suite shower and lavatory, plus an additional bathroom and shower on the ground floor of the accommodation block. One floor of the accommodation building houses the female students and there is another accommodation floor for male students.
The accommodation is offered on a self-catering (sharing) basis, with students of the same gender sharing a room. Everything is supplied, including bed linen. However, students may wish to bring their own towels. Students are required to purchase their own food – meals are not included in the course fees. Students are responsible for general housekeeping e.g. keeping common areas clean and tidy.
- The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridges, microwave cooker and dishwasher, a utility room with a washing machine and dryer.
- There is a large dining area and a common room with TV and DVD/Video.
- Wifi internet access was installed in the accommodation block in 2011 and is available free-of-charge to AAFS students.
The Achill Archaeology Field School also has access to other nearby accommodation premises of the same standard as the above and is used as required. Students partcipating in the shorter courses are ususally housed in this accommodation. The Staff accommodation house is also situated in the village of Dooagh.
In the Village of Dooagh, there are two pubs and a restaurant. The village of Keel, located some 2 miles from Dooagh has a grocery store and post office, plus several restaurants and coffee shops. Achill Sound which is some 9 miles distant from Dooagh has a large supermarket, hotels, shops and a post office. There is a Catholic Church in Pollagh, c. 1 mile from Dooagh and a Church of Ireland in Dugort some 4 miles distant from Dooagh.
Map of Places and Facilities on Achill Island