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Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail along the west coast if Ireland. The 2,500 km (1553 miles) driving route takes in nine counties stretching from Donegal’s Malin head in the north to Mizen Head in the south. It is the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

This breath-taking route has some of the most stunning coastal views in the world. Along the route there are places and attractions which have been designated as points of interest for travellers from stunning beaches to colorful villages and towns combined with the history, heritage and tradition of this rugged coastline.

Broken in to four main regions – North-West, The West, Mid-West & South West, with 14 routes giving the choice to discover all or parts of the Wild Atlantic Way. In the West region close to Galway you have many points to stop and view the beauty it holds.

First off you have Rossaveal or “the peninsula of the whale” which is a gorgeous fishing village in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht. An Spidéal, or (Spiddal as it is commonly known) is a pretty seaside village set in the Gaeltacht district. Its charming Gothic church, pierside setting, sandy beach and spectacular sunset and Burren views are some more of Spiddal attractions. Nestled on the southern shores of Galway Bay, the enchanting fishing village of Ballyvaughan is the perfect base to explore the spectacular Burren region. Here you can cast off for some sea angling, have the craic in traditional local pubs, or step it out for some mind-blowing coastal walks.

The beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way is that it can be explored at leisure allowing a true appreciation of all it has to offer.

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