Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life


From the sheer granite walls of the soaring sea cliffs at Slieve League, to the magical mingling of land and sea at Mullaghmore Head, wrap yourself in the wilderness of the west coast of Ireland on one of the most iconic coastal touring routes in the world...

Discover the Wild Atlantic Way

On the very edge of Europe you will find 1500 miles of The Wild Atlantic Way;  a sensational journey of soaring cliffs, buzzing towns and cities, hidden beaches and epic bays. Roam among the romantic remoteness of the Northern Headlands, discover the daring delights of the Surf Coast and meander through the Bay Coast’s magical mystery.

Whether you drive it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes, The Wild Atlantic Way is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Northern Headlands

Rocky. Remote. Romantic.  This rugged area marks the northwestern contour of the Wild Atlantic Way. Beneath skies streaked with Northern lights, follow the curve of the coast from Ireland’s Northernmost point Malin Head, past the stunning Fanad Lighthouse and onward to the majestic Slieve League cliffs. 

Plus - you won’t be able to escape the warmth and wit to be found among the vibrant, Irish-speaking community. This is a place that will lift your spirit.

The Surf Coast

Wave-riding thrill-seekers and sensitive souls alike will lose their hearts to the Surf Coast, where pounding waves and poetic silence exist in perfect harmony. Do not miss the magnificent merging of land and sea at Mullaghmore, the spectacular beauty of Downpatrick head and the jagged coastline from Donegal Town through Sligo to far-flung Erris in Mayo, which attracts surfers from across the globe.

However, the Surf Coast is also soaked in a cultural richness. From the Neolithic Céide Fields to a lively festival scene and, of course, the legacy of poet WB Yeats, who immortalised the landscapes of his childhood in some of his best known works .

Bay Coast

Secluded beaches, indigo waters and sheep spotted hills; the Bay Coast weaves between Mayo and Galway in a bountiful display of Ireland’s inherent beauty. Drive across the road bridge to Keem Strand on Achill Island, with its towering sea-cliffs, exposed mountains and sweeping sandy beaches and stop off at Killary Harbour, which forms a natural border between Galway and Mayo, in the heart of Connemara. Ringed by mountains, the fjord is often speckled with dolphins.

There’s history and culture too: elegant Georgian Westport House; the stronghold of legendary pirate queen Grace O’Malley on Clare Island… and Connemara’s Derrigimlagh Bog – where the world's first transatlantic flight landed.

The bay coast has been waiting for you.

Breath-taking, captivating and unique… the Wild Atlantic Way is an untamed natural beauty – stretching 1,500 miles along the west coast of Ireland, with stunning landscapes, charming towns and villages, and unique culture and heritage at its core. 

And it's all waiting to be discovered by you...

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