Road R319 travels by hairpins to the edge of the sea

R319 is a very scenic road in Achill Island, situated off the coast of County Mayo in the west of Ireland. The drive travels by hairpins to the edge of the sea. It’s one of the best coastal drives in the world.


This busy regional road is 35.4 km (22.0 mi) long traveling along the shore most exposed to the Atlantic. The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs.

The road is asphalted. It runs from Mallaranny to Toorglass West. Be aware of pedestrians, traffic and possibly sheep. This cliff road provides some quite magnificent views. It’s narrow with some bridges. The road gets progressively narrower and windier until it terminates at a large car park towards the western end of the island.