9 Things to know about the Wild Atlantic Way! One you won’t believe….

Posted on: March 6, 2014

What is WAW / Wild Atlantic Way?

Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is the world’s longest distance drive route from Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal Via Rossnowlagh and Creevy to Kinsale in Co Cork.

What is Wild Atlantic Way’s tagline?

Wild, Rugged, Liberating …..

Who is behind the Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way is an initiative set up by Failte Ireland , supported by Tourism Ireland after public consultation with industry partners and ambassadors who have totally embraced the project.


 What is the Irish (Gaelic) for Wild Atlantic Way?

Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin


 How long is the route?

The route boasts of 2,500km of coastal road specialising in spectacular scenery with over 150 ‘not to be missed’ discover points.   Follow over 3,800 signs which feature the Wild Atlantic Way logos.

What is a Signature Discovery Point?

We are delighted to boast of over 15 Signature strategically iconic Discovery Points – three in Donegal!  From Malin Head to Mizen Head (most Southerly point & weather Station), including iconic Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head in Clare to Old Head in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Malin Head – tip of Inishowen and most northerly point in Ireland – known as Banba’s Crown! Nationally know as one of the most popular weather stations.

Fanad Head (Gaelic name for sloping ground) – voted 2nd most beautiful beach in the world a few years ago and Fanad Head Lighthouse – the second most northerly point & extremely majestic site!

Sliabh Liag or Slieve League – Mountain on the Atlantic coast – boosting to be the highest sea cliff in Europe – 601 meters (1,972 feet) high (3 times higher than iconic Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare)  This can be enjoyed by sea on our Angling Boat.

Another famous point very close to us is:

Mullaghmore Head – boasts of oceanic views and a heaven for Surfers with up to 15 meters / 50 foot waves for worldwide surfers to enjoy!

What is a Viewing Point?

There are over 150 viewing points, just some of the breath-taking experiences along the route.  A gentler pace required to savour the numerous break-taking views.

What can you do on The Wild Atlantic Way?

There are over 500 Visitor Attractions and 1,500 activities to pursue, 580 festivals and events throughout the year including Rory Gallagher Festival and Ireland longest running Folk Festival both held in Ballyshannon, 17 trials including Creevy’s 10 mile Coastal Walk, 50 looped walks, 53 Blue Flag Beaches featuring nearby Rossnowlagh and Bundoran beaches, 120 Golf courses – Bundoran & Murvagh Golf Courses beside us!


 When will there be an App for the Wild Atlantic Way?

The app is scheduled to be launched in June 2014.  The App will be aimed for both Apple and Android devices.  Visitors and businesses can download the app which will feature  what is on and off the route.

Wild Atlantic Way Map
Wild Atlantic Way Map