Wild Atlantic Way

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View of Skellig Michael, off the coast of south County Kerry

The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on the west coast, and on parts of the north and south coasts, of Ireland. The 2,500 km[1] (1,553 mile) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster to Kinsale, County Cork, in Munster, on the Celtic Sea coast.[2]

The route is broken down into five sections:[3]

Along the route there are 157 discovery points, 1,000 attractions and more than 2,500 activities. The route was officially launched in 2014 by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, T.D.[4]

Key points of interest[edit]

The North West - Counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo[edit]

Slieve League, on the south-west coast of County Donegal in Ulster

The West - Counties Mayo and Galway[edit]

Sheep in a paddock by the Great Western Greenway near Mulranny. November 2014

The Mid West - Counties Clare and Limerick[edit]

The South West - Counties Kerry and Cork[edit]

Cliffs in West County Kerry

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way aims to rival California's Pacific Coast Highway". Belfast Telegraph. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ Charles Karel Bouley (23 March 2014), "Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: Heading West On Adventure", The Huffington Post, retrieved 31 March 2014
  3. ^ "The Wild Atlantic Way". 28 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Minister Ring officially launches Wild Atlantic Way", Fáilte Ireland, 27 February 2014, retrieved 28 June 2016

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