The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s westcoast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes, a landscape on the edge of Europe that has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements, a landscape that has inspired its own particularlanguage, literature, art, song and dance. It is a place of many natural features - seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathway. It’s a place to experience nature at its wildest, a place to explore the history of the Gaels and their religion; a place to experience great events, great food and drink, great music and the famed Irish 'craic' (fun).
As part of this drive a quirky but informative travel guide - 50 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way - has been designed to highlight some of the hidden treasures along the route – places where the locals like to go and which may lie off the beaten track – giving visitors the opportunity to get a true Irish experience.
The guide highlights signature experiences such as:
- Watch them weave magic into Donegal tweed;
- Take a traditional seaweed bath;
- Forage for wild food along the Killala shoreline;
- Take a cable car for Europe’s last sunset.