The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's 2,500 kiIometre driving route stretching around the beautiful and rugged western coast from Cork to Donegal. Launched by Failte Ireland in 2014, it is the longest coastal driving route in the world. With the constant presence of the blue Atlantic Ocean on one side, visitors will encounter well-known attractions such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and Connemara, but will also explore many of the lesser known locations that make the Wild Atlantic Way so special. With his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a map, author Eugene O'Loughlin set out on a trip of discovery from Kinsale in West Cork to Inishowen in Donegal. Along the way he explored beautiful and remote locations with wonderful names like Toe Head, the Bridges of Ross, Sheep's Head, Flaggy Shore, and Horn Head. He discovered locations associated with the legends of the Children of Lir, the Black Pig of Muckdubh, and Fionn Mac Cumhaill, and visited some of the most iconic lighthouses in Ireland at Mizen Head, Loop Head and Fanad Head.
In this first book to describe the entire Wild Atlantic Way route, Eugene and his bike experience a real trip of a life time through some of the most dramatic scenery in Ireland. County by county he documents his trip, taking photographs along the way. And with detailed maps highlighting the many points of interest, this book is the essential guide to one of the world's newest and best driving routes - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Publisher: The Liffey Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 239 x 168 x 15 mm
"The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world's great road adventures. As Eugene O'Loughlin shows, it's full of fun and surprises, great people and wonderful, breathtaking scenery... and it's out there just waiting for you! (Peter Murtagh The Irish Times) "A testament to the depth and breadth of experiences - from cosmopolitan cities to wild coastal landscapes - along this extraordinary, 2,500km drive." (Pol O Conghaile, Irish Travel Writer of the Year 2013.)"