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Welcome to amethyst bar - a meeting place for people from all walks of life

OUR STORY: Our history

The Amethyst Bar is Achill’s newest bar. Opened on 1st July 2017, it is located in the village of Keel on the site of the old Amethyst Hotel, Bar and Food. 

Paul Henry (1876-1958), Irish artist lived and worked here and at other locations in Achill 1910-1919”. According to a plaque mounted on the wall of the Amethyst Hotel near the main entrance, Paul Henry lived at the location sometime between 1910 and 1919. The plaque was unveiled in 2002, tells only of one famous resident, but the hotel saw its share of celebrities over the years.


located in the very heart of Keel

At the Amethyst, we cater for all varied tastes not just for meat lovers. We also have an excellent choice of chicken, vegetarian, fish, and fresh seafood located in the very heart of Keel on beautiful Achill Island. The ” Amethyst ” is a meeting place for people from all walks of life.

Our vision from the start was to make the bar and restaurant homely with a comfortable atmosphere, a place where you can enjoy wholesome and tasty bar food with locally sourced ingredients. We also take pride in our staff, our friendly staff are energetic with fun personalities and willing to engage and build a relationship with our customers.

So, whether you are a local or visiting Achill as a stop-off on your Atlantic drive, and looking for restaurants in Achill with great food, friendly energy, and a positive atmosphere, look no further!



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