5 Alternative Attractions on the Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s top attraction right now. Spanning from North to South along the rough Atlantic coastline it is one of the longest coastal drives in the world. Naturally there is a lot to see and do, but to be honest there are only so many cliffs and beaches and wonderful scenery you can see before it gets a little bit boring! That’s why we decided to present you 5 alternative things to do that you should try out while touring the Wild Atlantic Way. Ignored by most tourists these hidden gems are definitely different from all the other amazing attractions you can find in your normal guide book.
Gallarus Oratory, County Kerry
Gallarus Oratory is probably one of the most famous sites on the Dingle Peninsula which is located in the county of Kerry, on Ireland's south-western sea board. This small chapel which looks like an upturned boat, dates to between the 7th and 8th centuries and has remained largely unscathed from the ravages of the Atlantic winds for nearly 1,300 years.
Top 10 things to do on the Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km route along the Ireland’s coastline in the west – passing through 9 counties. Along the route from Co. Donegal to Co. Cork in the South you can discover many different activities, pretty towns and much more than just stunning views. Here are our Top 10 Things To Do on the Wild Atlantic Way to get the most out of your trip!
The Wild Atlantic Way
Rugged. Wild. Untamed. Magical. Beautiful. These are just some of the words to describe the Wild Atlantic Way! But do you know what exactly this enthralling route is all about? It is essentially a 2,500 km route from Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head in Donegal to Mizen Head in Cork – Ireland’s most southerly –making it the world’s longest defined coastal route. However it is so much more than that!
Ireland, a muse for writers
Whether you are aware or not, Ireland boasts very famous literature figures. Who doesn’t know the mythical Dracula novel, written by Bram Stoker? Who doesn’t know at least one quote of the free spirit poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, for whom “to define is to limit”? Who doesn’t know the notorious Samuel Beckett and his play Waiting for Godot, or Jonathan Swift and his Gulliver’s Travels?