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Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first long-distance driving route. Stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, the route will offer visitors an opportunity to truly discover the West Coast. Following a comprehensive public consultation process, the 2,500km route has been finalised and includes 159 discovery points along the way. At this stage the route comprises of a main spine but in time, a series of looped itineraries will be created to further develop the experience for visitors.

All the 26 offshore west coast islands are Discovery Points and each of these will have branded ‘Embarkation Points’ on the route to provide direction and access to the islands. Along the Wild Atlantic Way, 15 of these 159 Discovery Points have been identified as being “Signature Discovery Points” – in other words, iconic must-see sights along Ireland’s west coast.


Ireland West Airport Knock is the central gateway to 8 of the 15 official Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Points. Located in the heart of the West and North Western regions.

Ireland West Airport Knock is the perfect gateway for overseas visitors to discover this beautiful scenic route.

Signature Discovery Points – ‘15 Wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way’. The Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Points are:

• Malin Head, Co Donegal
• Fanad Head, Co Donegal
• Sliabh Liag, Co Donegal
• Mullaghamore Head, Co Sligo
• Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo
• Keem Strand, Co Mayo
• Killary Harbour (south), Co Galway
• Derrigimlagh, Co Galway
• Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare
• Loop Head, Co Clare
• Blaskets View, Co Kerry
• Skelligs View, Co Kerry
• Dursey Island, Co Cork
• Mizen Head, Co Cork
• Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork

For more information on the Wild Atlantic Way visit the official Wild Atlantic Way website by clicking here

Also visit for further information on what to see and do on the Wild Atlantic Way

Tourism Links

Here you will find some additional links to tourism sites in the various regions served by Ireland West Airport Knock

West Of IrelandWest Of Ireland

North West of IrelandNorth West of Ireland

Eastcoast Midlands Eastcoast Midlands of Ireland

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