The Wild Atlantic Way, or Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin in Irish, is a 1,553-mile (2,500km) driving route that passes through nine counties and three provinces of Ireland’s west coast. The route is divided into six different regions with 157 discovery points, 1,000 attractions, and more than 2,500 activities.
For one of the days we spent on the west coast of Ireland, we opted to explore the route in the counties of County Galway and County Clare first, which is part of the region dubbed “The Cliff Coast.” For our first day of exploring this region, we started in Galway and made our west for a bit before continuing south and ending our day at Cliffs of Moher.
Below are some of the sites you will see along the way, including famous vistas and ancient natural treasures. The can’t miss moments of The Cliff Coast are Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head Lighthouse, Flaggy Shore, Doolin Cave, and Bunratty Castle.
Ballintleva, County Galway
Murrooghtoohy, County Clare
Fanore, County Clare
The Norton Family at
Doolin Pier, County Clare
Doonagore Castle, Ballycullaun, County Clare
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare