The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s long distance scenic driving route along the entire west coast of Ireland, from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south.
Nestled around the half way mark is the idyllic and picturesque region of Connemara, in Co. Galway.
Here you will experience the real Ireland, just like the locals do. If you are looking for a holiday itinerary from a few days to several weeks, look no further than Connemara’s Wild Atlantic Way. From great hikes and mountain views, historic sites to picture perfect coastal villages, Connemara’s Wild Atlantic Way caters for tourists of all ages and tastes with lots of attractions and activities along the way.
Embark on a journey of discovery along the Connemara coast. You will experience all the lively villages and towns that snuggle into the Connemara coastline, with their delightful bars, restaurants and shops. Visit the many fishing harbours and see the fishermen returning home with their daily catch. See picturesque sandy beaches, stone walls, Connemara ponies in their native lands and the most beautiful scenery and views around every corner. Take a boat trip to the islands and pass seal colonies and pods of dolphins along the way. When you return to shore, indulge in your passion for good food. Bowls of seafood chowder flecked with meaty Killary Bay mussels are served up in bars and restaurants, and the sweet local crab is legendary. The tasty Connemara lamb is sure to please the food lover too!
In Connemara, food for the soul is important too. That delicacy comes in the sounds of traditional music and the local language. Connemara is blessed with a wealth of talented traditional musicians and dancers. Join in the impromptu song and dance sessions in the many bars in the villages and towns.
Wherever you go along Connemara’s Wild Atlantic Way, you will encounter moments of magic, moments to treasure and experiences that you will want to return to again and again. If you’re looking for something that little bit special, Connemara is an experience not to be missed.
Live your Connemara experience with a trek across the famous sandy beaches on a sure footed Connemara Pony or surf at Dunlaughan and Curragh Beaches. You can fish for trout on one of the many lakes, or for the more adventurous, go shark fishing on a chartered fishing expedition. Swim in the blue Atlantic waters, kayak on the coast or hike one of the many mountain routes. After all of that, just relax and let tranquil Connemara soothe your soul. Connemara is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.