Wild Atlantic Way – Sligo Awaits You…
Have you ever dreamed of embarking on a journey of discovery, to hidden places and secret worlds
where all kinds of enchantments lie waiting for you? Well now you can, along the wildest, most
captivating, coastal driving route in the world – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way! Tucked away in little
villages and towns that snuggle into the coastline are delightful cafes and restaurants, where you
can indulge in your passion for good food and great wine. Maybe you will hear a few words of Irish
spoken along the way in Ireland’s Gaeltacht (Irish speaking regions) or reignite your passion for life
while surfing on magnificent waves off the coast of Donegal and Sligo. Or you might take time to
reflect on times past with a visit to the ruins of a sixth century monastic settlement on the
stunning Skellig Michael in Kerry. You may roam through the romantic beauty of scenic Ards Forest
Park in Donegal. Or you might watch the weather change from the historic Clare Island Lighthouse
in Mayo. Wherever you go along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will encounter moments of magic,
moments to treasure and experiences that you will want to return to again and again.
Explore the North West Route
The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, and offering future visitors an opportunity to truly discover the west coast.
Winding its way along the coast of County Sligo, The Wild Atlantic Way will allow you to break off the route and discover the hidden gems that the county has to offer, whether it is walking in the Ox Mountains, exploring the megalithic tombs of Carrowkeel or watching different species of eagles hunting at Eagles flying, the Irish Raptor Research Centre. For more information see our “Plan Your Holiday” section.