Spanning 9 counties in West Ireland and a distance of 2,500 km, the Wild Atlantic Way offers jaw-dropping scenery, dreamlike landscapes and an untamed spirit for adventure!
Visit bohemian, medieval Galway, the wild Connemara National Park, the heritage city of Westport and historic Donegal in this unique part of the world!
Galway City is one of the liveliest centres on the west coast of Ireland with a thriving cultural scene, inspiring art, craft shops and creativity, plentiful restaurants for food lovers and an array of festivals on offer including the Galway Sessions traditional Irish music festival in June and the internationally renowned Galway Arts Festival in July. Known as the “City of the Tribes” Galway is a gateway to the unique Irish-speaking Gaeltacht, the Connemara and the Burren region and is a joy to explore with its maze of cobbled streets and colourful shop facades.
The Connemara National Park is one of the wildest and most beautiful regions in the whole of Ireland and a drive through this part of the world is well worth it for the spectacular views.
Hailed as the Riviera of the Atlantic Way and one of Ireland’s most photogenic towns, the bustling and colourful streets of Westport are lined with fine Georgian architecture. The nearby coastline is laden with stunning beaches and Clew Bay, with its 365 islands, one for every day of the year. The surrounding seas are home to countless wildlife wonders, from basking sharks to humpback whales.
Situated at the point where the River Eske flows into Donegal bay, lively Donegal town is a bustling centre and popular destination for tourists. Visit the 15th century castle, cruise the spectacular coastline, visit the Heritage Railway Centre or Craft Centre for an insight into the rich history of tweed manufacturing and local culture. With many local shops, restaurants and bars and festivals in the summer, there is much to do in this charming traditional harbour town.