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Wild Atlantic Way

6 years ago, October 26th 2016 No: 1 Msg: #198490  
Am planning a trip to Ireland. Will rent a car and want to travel the entire Wild Atlantic Way. Best to go North to South or South to North? Pros and cons of both? I want to experience the route not just travel it. What is a suggested time length of trip? Seems like 3 weeks should be ample to see most? Is 4 weeks too much? Any thoughts, suggestions? Plan to travel shoulder season probably Apr/May. Reply to this

6 years ago, November 8th 2016 No: 2 Msg: #198602  
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Hi Wilson, 3 weeks is a perfect time to see Ireland itself. My husband and I did a trip from Mizen head in Cork the most southern point in Ireland to Malin head in Donegal the most northern point we did it over the midterm break just a week. We saw lots & got engaged too! Personally I think South to North is best as you will probably be flying into Dublin. If you plan nearly a month here you should also see the South East of Ireland Wexford & Waterford. it's got lots of history of the vikings & the heritage centre that explains the difference stages of Irelands history. If you only want to do the WAW. Start in Cork, go to Cobh learn about the titanic. Then Kerry to Dingle see the dolphin. Head to limerick to Foynes flying boat museum. Onto Co Clare many places to choose here Ennis. Onto Galway which has two sides the city great fun and Connemara beautiful place. Cliffs of Mohor you've. Mayo Westport great fun. Sligo Ben Bulben into Donegal. Just a brief itinerary for you. I would recommend a few nights in Dublin so much to see & do of course it's the capital city! ?? Reply to this

6 years ago, November 8th 2016 No: 3 Msg: #198607  
In response to: Msg #198602

Thanks for your reply. I figure I too will start at Cork and end in the North.
I plan to fly direct to Cork, then fly back to Canada from Belfast. I will not see Dublin but just more time for the WWW.
This is the site I will be using for planning: http://www.thewildatlanticway.com/stages.html. A great site showing the highlights
Basically I will follow it and EXPERIENCE the wonders of the majestic scenery. Even have a few hikes planned.
Again, thanks for the input. Reply to this

6 years ago, November 8th 2016 No: 4 Msg: #198609  
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Maybe next time you'll see Dublins fair city!! I would also use your sat navigation and type in places of interest or avoid motorways and head off the beat. As the WAW is starting to get popular you want to make sure you get an authentic experience, not that the landscape won't blow you away in general! I'll check the site you send later & see if I can add anything else if you like. I am going to be getting back into my travel blog so I'll have our waw & the Northern coastal route!! Which we did in our 1987 vw Camper Van!! Reply to this

5 years ago, December 26th 2016 No: 5 Msg: #199106  
We spend the month of March in Ireland and Northern Ireland a couple of years ago. We had a great time. We would love to go back and 4 weeks was not enough. Good luck with your planning. Send a private message if you have any specific questions.

Politics, a parade and the ship went down
Northern Ireland progress, peace & geologic giants
Irish Cottages, Countryside & Castles
Irish.....Song, Seafood and Scenery
Songs, Suds and Authors Reply to this

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