The government has allocated €8m for the project this year with Failte Ireland spending another €2m on some 159 “Discovery Point” sites highlighting key attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher in Clare and Dursey Island in Co Cork.
Nearly 4,000 new signs are being erected along the route in time for the start of the tourist season, while a new app is also being developed to assist visitors on the route.
The final route for the Wild Atlantic Way has been unveiled. The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, offering future visitors an opportunity to truly discover the west coast.
The 2,500km final route consisting of the main spine of the Wild Atlantic Way, was finalised following a comprehensive public consultation process and 156 strategically placed discovery points have been identified along the way. A series of looped itineraries off the spine are also planned to further develop the experience for visitors. Fáilte Ireland, believes the project will be a great addition to what Ireland has to offer visitors.
What is the Wild Atlantic Way?
The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork.
What is the aim of the project?
The overall aim of the project is to develop a long-distance driving route that will achieve greater visibility for the west coast of Ireland in overseas tourist markets.Atlantic Sea Kayaking Challenge
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