The Wild Atlantic Way costal drive is a 2500 kms journey that’s on a level with Route 66 and the Gold Coast Drive to name a few. But one of the main reasons why it is so popular is the towns along the way that provide an authentic Irish experience. The amazing food, traditional Irish music ad the warm friendly people ensure everyone on a vacation to Ireland are not left disappointed. Here are our top 5 towns to visit on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Located in the Northwest of Ireland, Ardara is a quaint heritage town, best know for it’s hand woven tweed, it’s festivals, Irish traditional music and it’s stunning scenery. Numerous traditional pubs, excellent restaurants and a wealth of craft shops makes this a stop over not to be missed.
Heading further south we come to the beautiful town of Westport on the western seaboard. Home of the famous Matt Molly’s Pub, known for worldwide for it’s Irish music sessions this lively colourful town has everything the curious traveller needs. The perfect base for exploring Mayo and and the west, Westport is truly one of Ireland’s hidden gems.
3. Galway City
The capital of the West, Galway City has it all. Ancient history, cobbled streets with an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and of course Irish traditional music 7 days a week from morning til night.
Nestled on the coast of county Kerry is the picturesque fishing town of Dingle famous for Fungi the Dolphin, Dingle Whiskey and Gin, freshly caught seafood, stunning scenery and of course amazing Irish music. Take a drive around Slea Head, a boat trip out in the bay or just spend the day in town, there’s something for everyone.
Located on the Ring of Kerry, Kenmare is another hidden gem from which to explore the Ring of Kerry and surrounding area. Close to Killarney and Tralee and with a host of shops, restaurants and pubs it is the perfect base to Discover Kerry.
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