Fál Mór is a holy place. St. Deirbhile’s Church is one of Ireland’s oldest and it is said that anyone able to pass through its narrow window three times will never drown. Grass is said not to grow on St Deirbhile’s grave. The graves of the 10 Inis Gé fishermen, whose currachs overturned in the storm of 1927, can also be found here in Fál Mór.
The endangered corncrake travels to Fál Mór every year, all the way from Africa. As a shy and secretive bird, it is rare to catch a glimpse of them. You are more likely to hear its distinctive ‘crex-crex’ call, which can be heard from April to September.
Fál Mór beach is a beautiful south-facing beach, with magnificent views of Achill Island. It’s a perfect sun trap when there’s a northerly breeze blowing and everywhere else seems windy!