The Best of the Wild Atlantic Way

The world’s longest road trip means you can travel the entire length of Ireland’s stunning Western coast. The route is 2,500 km long and has 157 signature points along the way- stop to admire Donegal’s rugged beauty or Sligo’s craggy coastline; sample amazing seafood in Galway or to spend a night at Loop Head Lighthouse. The route literally has something for everyone!

For adrenalin junkies, the West of Ireland has some of the world’s best surfing; there’s hiking and trekking. Foodies are covered too with features like the Burren Food Trail and farmers markets highlighting local produce like the Milk Market in Limerick or Cork’s famous English Market.

One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Cliffs of Moher are a must visit as are the Skellig Micheal sea stacks- which feature prominently in the latest Star Wars film.

Visiting from North America and not sure where to start? Fly into Shannon Airport; right at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way route! Shannon has direct flights to and from New York JFK, Newark, Boston, Chicago and Philadephia. Rent a car and explore County Clare, known for its traditional music and the Burren, a stunning karst region, and then head south to experience the food, culture and scenery of Co. Kerry and Co. Cork.

Stay tuned for our exciting Road trips feature, detailing the very best road trips you can take in Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way and beyond!