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# wild atlantic way

This month
May 2023
# Curious Eye
From WW1 to the Wild Atlantic Way: The concrete tugboat that became a landmark in Ballina
The story of SS Crete Boom, the striking concrete tugboat that was commissioned over 100 years ago by the British government for the First World War and ended up in Co Mayo.
All time
Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum
The agency is ploughing over €6 million into museum and new plaza near Spanish Arch.
# hang ten
Surf's up! Government announces plans to open Ireland's first surfing centre of excellence
Fáilte Ireland have provided €1m in funding to open the centre on Strandhill promenade.
# Tourism
How Donegal is using its status as one of the west's least-visited counties as a selling point
State tourism figures suggest the region’s overseas visitor numbers declined last year.
# Fáilte Ireland
The new Wild Atlantic Way? Ireland's midlands have been rebranded as the Hidden Heartlands
The campaign wants to entice visitors to experience the region’s nature and food.
# fáilte romhat
Blasket Islands and Céide Fields among 4 heritage sites awarded €4.3m
The four Wild Atlantic Way sites were provided the funding by Fáilte Ireland and the OPW.
# heritage ireland
A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.
# easter trip
One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula
Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.
# Road Wild
Two of the 'world's ultimate road trips' are on the island of Ireland
The drives join Hawaii’s Hana Highway and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road as well as the iconic Route 66 in the US.
# wild atlantic way
Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video
Fáilte Ireland wants more Irish people to explore the west coast.
# Winter Tides
'Irish guys can put it up to anyone': Surfing through life on the best waves in the world
We spoke to Ollie O’Flaherty and Gearoid McDaid, who both appear in ‘Winter Tides’.
# Shanghai
Wild Atlantic Way voted best driving route at Chinese awards ceremony
Tourism Ireland said that with so many choices for tourists, the award was a positive signal for the country’s tourism industry.
# this way please
What tourism officials are doing to lure visitors to Ireland's overlooked north-west
The bulk of Wild Atlantic Way travellers opt to head south – and bypass Sligo and Donegal.
# parks and recreation
€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks
The funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as Wicklow National Park.
# beyond capacity
The Cliffs of Moher had record visitors last year - but facilities are barely coping in peak season
The attraction has tried discounts to encourage groups to come at less busy times.
# come here
New €500,000 campaign aims to lure British visitors to Ireland with these breathtaking photos
The campaign is aimed at British cities with good access to the Wild Atlantic Way.
# Landscape Institute
The Wild Atlantic Way has picked up a commendation at a landscape awards in London
Another Irish project on vacant spaces in Dublin was also shortlisted.
# wild atlantic way
Best Irish road trips: The Wild Atlantic Way
Take a walk on the wild side and drive the longest coastal touring route in the world.
# Fair play
These two people are running the ENTIRE Wild Atlantic Way for charity
All 2,500km of it.
# some view
It looks like the new Star Wars will be filming at this stunning West Cork location
And it looks the part.
# a new hope
Star Wars is heading to Ireland to film on the Wild Atlantic Way
The official announcement was made this afternoon.
# wild and wonderful
The Wild Atlantic Way just went all Virtual Reality, and it's deadly
A series of VR videos of various aspects of the Way have been produced so you can experience the Irish west from your seat. And they’re very, very cool.
# the north awakens
No permission given yet for Star Wars filming in Donegal
This time it’s said to be heading to Malin Head.
# new to market
There's a mansion on the Wild Atlantic Way for sale...
If you’re into views, the sea, or mountains at all.
# Irish book awards
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way has never looked more beautiful than in these photos
These stunning images show off how gorgeous our country really is.
# the new atlantic way
Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'?
€1.2 million is going to be split between 12 projects.
# Cover star
France absolutely loves the Wild Atlantic Way
Nice.
# very wild atlantic way
WATCH: This is what the weather looks like in Galway tonight
Quick reminder: It’s August.
# wild atlantic
A Met Éireann wind warning has just kicked in, for the entire west coast...
Gusts of up to 110 km/h in some areas.
# love ireland
Open Thread: Where should tourists visit off the beaten track in 'Ireland's Ancient East'?
Tell us what’s on offer in the east and south of the country.
# jump into ireland
Tourism Ireland wants to surpass visitor records in 2015 ... here's how
The group wants 7.74 million visitors to come to our shores next year.
# das ist gut
The Germans are going nuts for Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way
Tourism operators report their best summer since the Celtic Tiger years.
# wild atlantic way
WATCH: This video of West Cork will take your breath away
Just beautiful.
# wild atlantic way
Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?
Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.
# Making A Splash
Coastal tourism could be worth €2bn and sustain 80,000 jobs... but only if we think big
The head of Fáilte Ireland believes more projects like the Wild Atlantic Way could achieve this.
# Cheers
Norm from Cheers attempts to speak Irish, fails
Where everyone doesn’t know your language.
# sometimes you wanna go
Forget Kim and Kanye... Norm from Cheers is on holidays in Ireland
Where everybody knows your name.
# THE WEST
A further €1.4 million in funding released for the Wild Atlantic Way
This €10 million project will see tourist attractions developed along the west coast of Ireland.
# wild atlantic way
Wind turbines height increase refused as it will impact on scenic Donegal
Donegal County Council said the turbines height would impact in a negative way on Kinnagoe Bay.