Wild Atlantic Way
|Wild Atlantic Way|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Letterkenny, Donegal, Sligo, Ballina, Galway, Tralee, Kilrush, Kenmare, Skibbereen|
|Distance:||2492.6 km (1548.9 miles)|
|Meets:||(Causeway Coastal Route) • Inis Eoghain 100 • Atlantic Drive • Sky Road • Loop Head Drive • Slea Head Drive • Ring of Kerry • Skellig Ring • Ring of Beara • Sheeps Head Drive • Mizen Head Drive|
The Wild Atlantic Way (Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourist route, established to encourage visitors to explore the north-western, west, and south-western seaboard of Ireland.
Beginning at the border at Muff, near Derry, the route closely follows the Atlantic shore, with many spurs and loops that probe deeper into the rugged coastline, on its roughly 2,500 km journey to Kinsale.
The route is explicitly signed using the symbol of a white wavy line on a blue background, together with (N)/(S) compass directions. This signage is supplemented by metal marker posts at key locations.
- Official Website
- Belfast Telegraph - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way aims to rival California's Pacific Coast Highway (22 February 2014)
- Minister Ring officially launches Wild Atlantic Way (27 February 2014)