The Wild Atlantic Way

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The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby bobtail » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:47 am

Hi,

Has anyone done the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland (or parts of it). Thinking of next year and would appreciate some info on it, best parts, which way round (clockwise or anticlockwise) hotels, fuel stops, eatery stops, places not too miss etc etc. Probably looking at 5-7 day trip.
Travelling from Holyhead to Dublin and return.
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby dark_knight87 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 pm

Youtuber 'Richy Vida' has done it - here is a link to his videos:-

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... mb6ZitGYOC

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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby bobtail » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:59 pm

Many thanks and he's from my neck of the woods as well, very informative.
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby slparry » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:48 am

Hi Bob
I did part of it a few years ago with my daughter, started at Sligo and followed the coast down to Kinvara before returning to Dublin

It was OK but left me a bit disappointed in comparison to the Highlands of Scotland
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby bobtail » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:31 pm

Thanks Steve.
Yes the NW coast of Scotland is the place to go but we fancied something a bit different next year having done most of the west coast and a lot of the east coast of Scotland over many years (just like you!) In fact we are off to Ballachulish in May and then Inverness in September so I thought maybe just try this WAW thing folks are going on about.
We'll see (and keep you posted)
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby nab 301 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 pm

bobtail wrote:Hi,

. Probably looking at 5-7 day trip.
Travelling from Holyhead to Dublin and return.
Cheers,
Bob


Living in Dublin , I've done bits of it as day trips while travelling to photo rally points . I'm not sure if 5 days would be enough to do the whole thing , depending on the time of year, tour buses etc the roads wouldn't be as flowing as Scottish ones.
Killary Harbour in Westport is good (obviously all relying on the weather) Connemara / Galway / Roundstone / Clifden . I recently did a day trip on my V Strom 250 to the Galway Roundstone area visiting the Alcock & Brown crash site / Marconi Radio station without using motorways and clocked up around 400 miles in the day ...
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby bobtail » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:00 am

Thanks for the hints & tips, Nigel, shall follow them up. Wasn't thinking of doing the whole route just part of it hence 5-7 days. Thought after Dublin we'd head west and then possibly do a loop south following the coast and ending in Cork. What do you think?
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby nab 301 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:48 pm

bobtail wrote:Thought after Dublin we'd head west and then possibly do a loop south following the coast and ending in Cork. What do you think?
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Sounds like a good idea , there's Tralee the Blennerville windmill if you're into that sort of thing , the Conor pass ( i've cycled that one ...) the Ring of Kerry, Killarney ( slightly off the WAW) and the Beara peninsula ( which includes the Dursey Island cable car if you're brave :shock: and if it's still in service)
https://ringofkerrytourism.com/

http://www.bearatourism.com/bwdursey.html

As above it's very easy to overestimate how far you can travel in a day so be prepared to take your time and go with the flow.
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way

Postby bobtail » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:34 pm

Thanks again, Nigel, I'll put them on the list to check out.
Seen a vid of the Conor Pass looks a tad hairy at times :shock:
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