This exhilarating new 2500 km Wild Atlantic Way touring route along the magnificent west coast of Ireland, takes you from the wind-whipped tip of Malin Head to the safe haven of Kinsale Harbour. It is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns, cities and villages, of hidden beaches and epic bays. So whether you drive it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes, it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Connemara Wild Escapes is a Failte Ireland appointed Wild Atlantic Way Ambassador. Which means we promote and hopefully know all there is to know about this amazing route!
Come let us help you plan your escape to this rugged and wild west coast of Ireland and receive a passport to paradise. Whether you’re seeking an epic adventure or a remote, tranquil getaway, we will help you make it happen. What’s more, you can now pick up your very own Wild Atlantic Way passport; a unique souvenir of you or your family’s completed journey along this exceptional route. Not only is it a genuine passport to paradise, it also gives you the chance to meet locals in the many towns and villages dotted along this winding coastline. A quick chat with a local and you’ll soon have insider knowledge on incredible local hidden gems – not to mention where to stop for your next picnic and coastal panorama.
A STAMP FOR EVERY MEMORY
Your passport will serve as proof that you’ve traveled this astonishing 2,500 km length of coast, and also enables you to obtain your ‘Wild Atlantic Way Certificate’, the official record of your journey. Each beautifully designed passport has its own individual number, so it’s completely unique to you and your visit. And as you make your way along this inspiring stretch of coast, you can get it stamped at a host of scenic spots.
188 DISCOVERY POINTS EN ROUTE
There are 188 Discovery Points peppering the route, from the wild Donegal headlands in the north, right down to the picturesque peninsulas of Kerry and Cork. Each one has its own individual stamp. Simply call into the local Post Offices and Tourist Information Offices in the towns and villages adjacent to each Discovery Point and staff there will be happy to stamp your passport.
A REWARDING ROUTE
And it gets better! The route is divided up into six zones, and once you’ve completed a zone you can call to any of the Tourist Information Offices listed to receive a special Wild Atlantic Way gift. If you’ve missed a stamp while in a zone you can call to the regional branch offices of the main Post Offices and the Tourist Information Offices in the zone. And don’t worry about trying to fit all 188 Discovery Points into your next trip; you can keep adding stamps to your passport every time you visit