The Wild Atlantic Way
Intended to be Ireland’s answer to the Pacific Coast Highway in the U.S., the Wild Atlantic way is a new, 2,500km (1,550 mile) marked road trail, stretching the entire length of the west coast. The trail, which runs from Malin Head in the north all the way to Cork in the south, can be a handy way of navigating to some of the main sights, especially in more rural and isolated areas. Look for brown road signs with a thick white squiggle in a blue box (like two W’s linked together). More information, including a full list of the points of interest covered, can be found at www.wildatlanticway.com.
Contact the North West Tourism Office, Aras Reddan, Temple Street, Sligo (www.irelandnorthwest.ie); the Letterkenny Tourist Office, Derry Road, Letterkenny (074/912-1160); or the Donegal Tourist Office, Quay Street, Donegal (074/972-1148; www.donegaltown.ie). The first two are open year-round; the third is open from Easter through September.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.