Irish coastal drive-WAW


What is the Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s newest tourist trail, stretching 2,500Km along our coastline from Kinsale, Co. Cork to the stunning beaches of Inishowen in Co. Donegal.

It’s importance for tourism in the North West.

 Traditionally tourists especially those from America and Canada stay in the southern region travelling to strongly promoted attractions like Blarney castle, Ring of Kerry, Bunratty and Galway city before flying off from Shannon or Dublin. Sligo and Donegal are normally forgotton which is a shame when you think of what this region has to offer. This new incentive will encourage more tourisms to venture past Galway and Mayo to visit the unspoilt beaches of Donegal, national parks like Glenveagh which would give Killarney National park a run for its money and world class golf links like Ballyliffin on Inishowen overlooking Portrush near the Giants causeway. As Donegal is now my home, I am delighted this region is now getting the funding it badly needs to not only promote local businesses, restaurants and hotels but Ireland as a whole will promote this wonderful country across the world. With Coastal airports including Derry, Knock, Shannon, Kerry and Cork, there is now no excuse not to include the Wild Atlantic Way as part of your holiday.

Where you suggest people visit on the WAW?

I would love to hear your feedback on this scheme and please write suggestions on where tourists should visit while they make their way along the Wild Atlantic Way coastline in the comment box below.