Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way on the outer edge of Europe stretches along the west coast of Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way, 2600 km (1600 miles) in length, is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world.
It begins on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal and goes through the counties Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry, finishing in Kinsale, County Cork.
This route from start to finish unfolds the wonders of nature, the power of the ocean and its imprint on the west coast of Ireland, and the stunning countryside in all its diversity. Enchanting villages are nestled along the coast as well as ancient monuments – their origins having long sunk into the mists of oblivion dot the landscape. Behind every bend on this magical coastal road a new delight awaits.The wild Atlantic with its unrestrained and untameable tides and storms has continuously been moulding the west coast of Ireland. With a constant meeting of water and land, a deeply indented and wild terrain has emerged with towering cliffs, spellbinding bays and beaches, mystical islands, always changing and never reaching the end. In the isolation or perhaps expressed in a different way living near and with the Atlantic at your doorstep has ensured that old traditions and the Irish language have been preserved. A trip along the Wild Atlantic Way is also an encounter with the past.
The route which is divided into 14 stages for easier orientation. We have chosen the following highlights and distinctive features to introduce you to this spectacular route.
We are fortunate to be located in Galway which is in The Bay Coast Region of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Why not stop off and savour all that Galway has to offer with a stay in this bustling chique and cosmopolitan city.
You can experience the charm and friendliness of the locals and feel yourself stepping back in time to Medieval Ireland especially when you see the stone walls of Lynches Castle.
You can visit the famous Galway Farmers Market on a Saturday, experience the busking on Quay Street and watch life go by at the Spanish Arch.
Just a short stroll then to the famous Salthill promenade where you can walk along by the sea for almost 2km a truly magnificent experience whatever the weather.
Galway will revive and revitalize you like no other place and we promise you that you will want to return time and time again.
The city is so compact that you can walk it in its entirety but also within easy driving distance is Connemara,the rocky landscape of the 12 Pins, The Aran Islands and The Burren.
Watch our fantastic Wild Atlantic Way video
For more details visit the official Wild Atlantic Way Website www.wildatlanticway.com