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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal drive in the world which showcases the rugged beauty of the West of Ireland. This route stretches along the coastlines of nine beautiful counties, from Donegal to Cork, and guarantees an adventure you will always remember. It is a truly captivating journey that will make you fall in love with its magic, including scenic harbours, sandy beaches, historical attractions and breath-taking viewing points. Here is a taste of what you can expect:


Fanad Head Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteDonegal is where the magic of the Wild Atlantic Way begins. With its 557km coastline, there is so much to explore along the way, with sights and sounds that will take your breath away. Donegal is renowned for its coastal waters that are ideal for water-sport activities, but also for its rugged landscapes that provide the perfect trails for walking, horse-riding and cycling.

Highlights not to be missed:   Malin Head, Fanad and Sliabh Liag
Where to stay:    B&Bs in Donegal



Benbulben Mountain Sligo Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteSligo is the next major stop along this coastal drive and with the spectacular Ben Bulben mountain dominating its skyline, this county’s beauty is undeniable. Sligo is known worldwide for its amazing surf, fascinating history and culture and magnificent scenery, so there is something for everyone to enjoy in this lovely county.

Highlights not to be missed:   Mullaghmore Head
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Sligo



Keem Strand Mayo Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteMayo is a place of unbeatable unspoilt beauty and tranquility, with its amazing blue-flag beaches and gorgeous lapping waters. It is a truly charming region where great memories can be made, from taking a stroll through the green and peaceful valleys, to having the wind whip at your hair as you overlook the Atlantic.

Highlights not to be missed:   Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Mayo



Killary Harbour Galway Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteGalway is one of the most iconic destinations in Ireland as it has it all, from stunning landscapes and scenic harbours, to Gaeltacht regions such as Connemara and The Aran Islands. Galway is very much part of Ireland’s cultural heart and is renowned for its heritage, music and arts. A visit to Galway is guaranteed  to capture your imagination, making you want to return, time and again.

Highlights not to be missed:   Killary Harbour and Derrygimlagh Bog
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Galway



Cliffs of Moher Clare Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteClare is most famed for being home to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, both of which have to be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Clare has an outstanding natural beauty and boasts some of the most gorgeous unspoilt landscapes in all of Ireland. Standing on Clare’s coastline and seeing the waves of the Atlantic crash down below is one of the most exhilarating feelings out there.

Highlights not to be missed:    Cliffs of Moher and Loop Head
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Clare



St John's Castle Limerick Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteLimerick is known as the heart of the mid-west and is situated on the River Shannon. It had the prestigious title of City of Culture for 2014, due to its abundance of attractive towns, castles, ancient walls and museums that give an insight into its dramatic past. It is a place of great charm and beauty, with golf, walking and cycling popular outdoor activities.

Highlights not to be missed:   St John’s Castle and Hunt’s Museum
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Limerick



Wild Atlantic Way Skelligs IslanThe Kingdom of Kerry definitely deserves this nickname as it is a region of truly magestic beauty. As well as its stunning views and tranquil atmosphere, Kerry is a place of great heritage and culture. There is so much to explore in this county that will fascinate you and will have you planning a return-trip before you even leave!

Highlights not to be missed:   Blaskets View and Skellig Michael
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Kerry



Kinsale Head Cork Wild Atlantic Way Coastal RouteCork is the final destination along the magical Wild Atlantic Way and guarantees a memorable finish. With its jagged coastline and rolling green pastures, Cork’s natural beauty is outstanding. It boasts three westerly peninsulas, countless stretches of sandy beaches and gorgeous scenic harbours, making Cork a haven for water-sport activities, including, surfing, diving and kayaking.

Highlights not to be missed:   Dursey Island, Mizen Head and The Old Head of Kinsale
Where to stay:   B&Bs in Cork


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