The Wild Atlantic Way, a 2500km route travelling from West Cork to Donegal, has been a huge success since it's launch .
The route travels along the rugged atlantic coast of Ireland, taking in all the amazing scenery, tourist attractions, villages,...
But although it has been huge since it's launch, it is nothing new. The roads have always been there, the amazing scenery hasn't changed in 100's of years , but the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way was a stroke of genius.
We have travelled it numerous times, and we can confirm it will give you an unforgettable experience. So what can you expect?
There are many spectacular tourist attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way - from stately homes like Westport House, Bantry House and Lissadell House to imposing castles like Glenveagh Castle and Bunratty castle, there is something new to discover every day of the week. Prefer delving even further into Ireland's history, visit places like the Ceide fields in Mayo or Dun Aonghasa on the Aran Islands.
Plan your trip by visiting websites like heritage Ireland or discover Ireland
Great food & Accommodation
Ireland's food scene has made huge strides in the last 10 years and is comparable with some of the best in the world. With the Atlantic on the doorstep, fresh shellfish and fish is readily available. But there is a great selection of food producers who produce some of the best cheeses, meat, honey,...
Before you set off on your adventure, buy yourself a Wild Atlantic Way passport. The Wild Atlantic Way passport act as a recording souvenir of your completed journey.
Along the Wild Atlantic Way , there are 188 discovery points along the route. Each discovery point has it's own stamp. The passport is a bit along the lines of the Camino Route stamps you can get. The passport is €10 and can be bought from selected Post Offices. The stamps for each of the discovery points are unique, and you can obtain these stamps in local post offices or Tourist Information Offices.
Along the route, you find loads of waypoints which are well signposted. Each waypoint is clearly marked with the WAW sign and a sign with factoids. All we can say is pack your bags, book your flights or ferry and plan your trip through the official website www.wildatlanticway.com