Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: It’s that time of the year when – with a sense of adventure pervading – we make plans for vacations and new adventures. And there’s no better place to start than on the windswept edge of the world on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
The Wild Atlantic Way stretches all along the west coast of Ireland and has proved a huge hit with domestic and foreign visitors (it and sister route “Ireland’s Ancient East” have been credited with being key to Ireland’s 10.5 million overseas visitors last year).
The 2,500km route is recognized as one of the world’s longest defined coastal routes and it has even starred in Star Wars.
Now Ireland’s tourism authority, Fáilte Ireland, has teamed up with one of our hottest music groups to make a video showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the route.
Walking on Cars hail from Dingle and so the five-piece alt rock band know a thing or two about the Wild Atlantic Way. The band’s track – “Don’t Mind Me” is the soundtrack to visually stunning scenery along the trail that is famed for its rugged coastlines, unspoiled natural landscape and relaxed pace.
At Ireland Chauffeur Travel, some of our favorite places along route include Mizen Head Peninsula in West Cork, the Cliffs of Moher and Loop Head in Co Clare, Skellig Michael of Star Trek fame, in Co Kerry and the Slieve League Cliffs in Co Donegal (read more here).
Also, 2017 is a great time to visit stops on the route – Donegal, just voted National Geographic’s “coolest place on the planet”, Skellig Ring, Lonely Planet’s must-see for 2017, or Erris in Mayo – officially Ireland’s best place to go wild.
As well as soothing any January blues, we agree that the video gives an insight about why “wild” is included in the “Wild Atlantic Way” title. Let us know what you think and if you haven’t visited the area yet, or need some scenery to soothe your soul, the video might be all you need to convince you to plan a trip!
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