This month's spotlight - The Wild Atlantic Way


Aiming to compete internationally with South Africa's Garden Route and America's Pacific Highway, The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail on the west coast, and on parts of the north and south coasts of the Republic of Ireland. The 2,500 km (1,553 mile) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces and stretches from Malin Head in County Donegal to the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork.

Along the route there are 157 discovery points, 1,000 attractions and more than 2,500 activities. The route was officially launched in 2014 by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring.

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Things to do in Ireland

Golf in Ireland

Golf in Ireland

Ireland has over 400 golf clubs. Courses such as Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Portmarnock and Ballybunion Golf Course are renowned worldwide - Read more

Historic Ireland

Explore historic Ireland

Irish Castles, misty hills and ancient sites. In Ireland, history is everywhere. But in some places, there is a stong connection with the past - Read more

Food and drink Ireland

Food & drink

Ireland has long had the raw ingredients for world class cuisine, fresh fish and shellfish, dairy herds & hillside wild herbs for free-ranging lambs - Read more

Music and dance in Ireland

Music & dance

Irish step dancing, popularised in 1994 by the world-famous show Riverdance, is notable for its rapid leg and foot movements, body and arms being kept largely stationary - Read more

Events

A holiday in Ireland offers something different with a variety of local and national events and festivals and major sporting events held in its many towns and cities throughout the year - Read more

Outdoors Ireland

The great outdoors

Climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain. Rock climb & abseil in the ice-carved Gap Of Dunloe or maybe kayak & canoe the deep sparkling Lakes of Killarney - Read more

Guinness Storehouse

City tourist attractions

There is more to Ireland than countryside and rocks, as any number of attractions in Dublin, such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin will confirm - Read more

Horse racing in Ireland

Horse racing

With 26 racecourses to choose from, going racing in Ireland is a rather unique experience. For so many years, Ireland has been a dominant force on the world's racing stage - Read more