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Fáilte Ireland - The Wild Atlantic Way

88 Amiens St North Dock


The journey of a lifetime awaits along 2,500km of coastal road on the Wild Atlantic Way. Read on to discover all the ways you can immerse yourself in this unforgettable part of the world.

Brimming with enigmatic character, unmistakable atmosphere, unforgettable encounters and lasting memories, the Wild Atlantic Way's six regions showcase all this among sensational scenery. 

Southern Peninsulas: That Edge-Of-The-World Feel

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN IRELAND'S FAR SOUTH WEST

In Ireland’s beautiful far South West – where the ancient Kingdom of Kerry meets wild West Cork – five great peninsulas with mountainous spines stretch miles out into the ocean. This is great walking country, with long-distance trails and circular routes across the region. Hugging the coast, or crossing Ireland’s highest mountains, breathtaking views unfold at every turn. It’s the furthest west in all Ireland: “next parish Manhattan”, they say here. And there’s a distinctly edge-of-the-world feel to the Southern Peninsulas, as both the mainland and everyday life are left far behind.

You could find yourself paddle-boarding with dolphins, landing on a deserted archipelago once home to Ireland’s greatest born-storytellers, taking a cable car with the ocean crashing below, sailing to a World Heritage Site named in Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2017's top 10 regions to visit, visiting an abandoned copper mine, or star-gazing under Ireland’s darkest skies. Memorable – sometimes life-changing – experiences are ahead.