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Wild Atlantic Way

2500km Coastal Driving Route

The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s westcoast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes, a landscape on the edge of Europe that has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements, a landscape that has inspired its own particularlanguage, literature, art, song and dance. It is a place of many natural features - seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathway. It’s a place to experience nature at its wildest, a place to explore the history of the Gaels and their religion; a place to experience great events, great food and drink, great music and the famed Irish 'craic' (fun).

As part of this drive a quirky but informative travel guide - 50 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way - has been designed to highlight some of the hidden treasures along the route – places where the locals like to go and which may lie off the beaten track – giving visitors the opportunity to get a true Irish experience. 

The guide highlights signature experiences such as:

  • Watch them weave magic into Donegal tweed;
  • Take a traditional seaweed bath;
  • Forage for wild food along the Killala shoreline;
  • Take a cable car for Europe’s last sunset

In Galway, we are situated ON the Wild Atlantic Way and have a wealth of sites to see, activities to get involved with and mouthwatering food to write home about. Our Concierge would be delighted to recommend their favourites and the more unknown sites if you wish to explore and the list of day trips will also help choose the right experience for you.

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