Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way tops Lonely Planet’s Offbeat Coastal Road Trips list

By Orla Spencer

The Wild Atlantic Way has come out number 1 in a new list of the Top 5 “offbeat coastal road trips” by Lonely Planet, the world’s most successful travel publisher. And who would argue with them?

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s longest coastal driving route, stretching from the very top of Ireland’s West coast at Malin Head in Donegal to the very bottom at Kinsale in County Cork! In between, the coastal path along Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare and Kerry are striking.

Here the sheer power of the ocean has carved a coastline that is jagged, wild, raw and truly beautiful! Along the Wild Atlantic Way you will discover ocean cliffs that are amongst the highest in Europe, beautiful strands and an array of wildlife that thrives from the cool waters of our coastal shores.

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Mullaghmore Peninsula, Co Mayo
Mullaghmore Peninsula, Co Mayo
Mullaghmore Peninsula, Co Mayo
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It would be difficult for anyone to do the entire Wild Atlantic Way driving route in one go, so the Irish Tourism Group have designed a series of tours that break the journey up into manageable segments. View our tours here

Would you like to explore the Wild Atlantic Way yourself?  Then get in touch with us today and we can handle all the arrangements!

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‘It’s More than a game, It’s who you are’…Watch 60 Minutes to learn more about Hurling!

Hurling is an outdoor team sport of ancient Irish origin, managed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is enjoyed around Ireland by young and old and the bigger games are televised on national TV. There is huge skill involved with the game which players master from a young age, starting as young as 5 or 6.

The popular US TV show 60 Minutes, will share the sport of hurling to the American nation on Thursday the 6th October. The interview features President Michael D Higgins and former players including Donal Óg Cusack who says  ‘It’s More than a game, It’s who you are’. The full programme will be broadcast on Tuesday 6 October.

Would you like to experience hurling as part of your Ireland vacation? Then get in touch with us today and we can handle all the arrangements!

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