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The journey of a lifetime awaits along 2,500km of coastal road on the Wild Atlantic Way. Read on to discover all the ways you can immerse yourself in this unforgettable part of the world.

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Brimming with enigmatic character, unmistakable atmosphere, unforgettable encounters and lasting memories, the Wild Atlantic Way's six regions showcase all this among sensational scenery. 


With soaring cliffs, untouched crags and an untamed spirit, Donegal’s Northern Headlands are a marvel. The Wild Atlantic Way’s most remote region, its terrain is peppered - between Malin Head and Donegal Town - with megalithic sites, glaciated valleys, buzzing Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) communities, and that northern sense of enduring wild wonder.

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From remote islands and jagged strands to miles of open road, the Surf Coast of Sligo and Mayo is easily one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most picturesque stretches. From Donegal Town to the adventure hub of Erris, its diverse offerings please both the solitude seeker and the thrill lover alike against a backdrop of rich history and mystifying legends.

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Where the wild fringes of Mayo give way to Galway’s feel-good shores, you’ll find the Bay Coast. Connecting Erris’ pristine shores with heart-stopping Galway Bay is a coastal stretch strewn with rural villages, beaches, coves and islands, and more artists, musicians and storytellers enjoying this fresh air playground than you can shake a stick at.

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The jagged edges of counties Clare, Galway and Kerry make up the jaw-dropping Cliff Coast. Here, where the land falls away to the waves, the Wild Atlantic Way really begins to work its magic, and from Galway to Ballybunion you’ll discover a region defined by its love of creativity, community, and colossal natural wonders that will keep you coming back. 

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Skellig Michael, Kerry


The Southern Peninsulas sees the jagged arms of south Kerry wrap into West Cork’s lush woodland, providing the perfect setting for fresh-air pursuits such as hiking, coasteering and sea kayaking. This delightful region’s long and rich history has given rise to an engaging culture and a one-of-a-kind character that keeps visitors coming back time and again. 

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World-class cuisine, ancient tombs, and serene shores for days... it has to be County Cork’s Haven Coast. Where else but the Wild Atlantic Way’s most southerly coastline would you find sumptuous cuisine, thrilling wildlife, dreamlike landscapes and fun-loving locals all in one inspiring, relaxed place? From Baltimore to Kinsale, it’s the perfect place to unwind. 

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