The Wild Atlantic Way, 1600 miles (2600 km) in length, is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world. It winds its way all along the Irish west coast from the Inishowen Peninsula in the north down to the picturesque town of Kinsale, County Cork, in the south.
Birr Castle & West of Ireland
Meet your Driver/Guide in the Lobby of Your Hotel in Dunloighre to travel west to the picturesque heritage town of Birr, developed around the Birr Castle estate of the Parsons family, the Earls of Rosse. With its handsome ensemble of Georgian architecture, there’s a lot to like about Birr. The tree-lined malls and avenues of elegant houses dating from the 1800s tell a fascinating story. Heaving with history, Birr is one of Ireland’s premier heritage towns and proud of its unique character spanning many centuries.
A visit to the beautiful Birr Castle & Gardens and main feature on the grounds of the castle is the "Great Telescope" or Leviathan of Parsonstown or The Rosse Telescope) of the third Earl of Rosse, an astronomical telescope with a 183-cm (72 in) reflector. It was completed in 1845 and was used for several decades before the last observations were made in the first years of the 20th century. Its record size was not surpassed until the completion of the 100-inch (2.5-meter) Hooker Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917. It was dismantled in 1914, but the structure was restored and the telescope reconstructed in the 1990s and is open to the public.
We travel across country passing through countys Limerick & Clare to the quaint village of Lahinch
Gardens & Gate, Birr, Offaly, IE
Lahinch Coast Hotel
Welcome To Lahinch Coast Hotel And Suites
The Lahinch Coast Hotel (formerly Lahinch Golf & Leisure) are excited for the 2019 Season ahead having just completed an exciting refurbishment on our Clare Hotel. We have brought some wonderful changes to our 4 star Hotel. Along with the new look comes our new name;
Lahinch Coast Hotel
This improvement programme has greatly enhanced the hotel’s appearance and will offer a unique experience for our guests. The new Reception, Bar, Restaurant and fantastic Breakers café are now transformed into modern relaxing dining areas and capture the senses and style of the wonderful Coastal seaside town of Lahinch. A perfect choice for a relaxing seaside break or to explore all of the wonderful Attractions in Clare’s Wild Atlantic Way.
This morning we take the Ferry to Inish Mor (The Big Island) for an overnight stay
INIS MÓR (INISHMORE)
The island of Inis Mór (Inishmore) meaning the big island, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. It is Well known internationally with over 50 different monuments of Christian, pre Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. There isn’t far you can go before being somewhere where there’s something of historical interest and little reason to question its importance in modern Irish Culture. The main monuments are listed in the attractions. If you wish to have a mor thorough investigation of the island then checkout the Aran Islands history section which lists a more comprehensive list of sights.
Pier House Hotel
Welcome to Pier House Overlooking Kilronan Harbour on Inis Mór Island in County Galway, Pier House offers Bed and Breakfast in a peaceful location off Ireland’s west coast. We are ideally located for you to begin exploring the Aran Islands.
Pier House is uniquely situated right beside the pier in Kilronan Village, for ease of access to and from the island by ferry and is a short bus ride from the island’s airstrip if you arrive by air. Kilronan Village plays host to craft shops, restaurants and traditional pubs with live music all within a 5-minute walk from the property.
The prehistoric Dún Aonghasa Fort offers spectacular views of the island cliffs and is a 15-minute drive from Pier House. Or you may prefer to make your journeys around the island by a traditional horse-drawn cart, tour bus or bicycle. Visiting the many other historical and archaeological sites that Inis Mór has to offer. Pier House has all the comforts of home for our guests. All rooms are en-suite and have a TV, WiFi, telephone and hairdryer. There are tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a desk and wardrobe. Downstairs, after a day’s exploring, you can relax in our large residents’ lounge or watch the world go by from our sun terrace at the front. Views of the harbour are available from some of our rooms and our breakfasts are legendary! And we can cater to all tastes.
Returning to the mainland Mid Morning or Late Afternoon we travel to Galway city for a one night stay a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls
Overnight Galmont Hotel Galway City
Burren, CLARE, IE
Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway
Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, Co Galway, IE
Just a three-minute walk from the central Eyre Square and overlooking Galway Bay, The Galmont (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway) stands in the heart of the city.
With a range of guest rooms to choose from, the hotel is home to the award-winning spirit one spa and Energize Fitness & Leisure with 18 metre swimming pool. Enjoy an overnight stay and spa treatment with one of our spa breaks. You will also find the best events facilities in the west of Ireland at The Galmont.
Today we travel to Connemara a district in western Ireland, facing the Atlantic. Its coastline has tiny coves, bays and fishing villages like Roundstone. Connemara National Park is a vast expanse of mountains, bogs, heathland and lakes. The park is also home to a herd of Connemara ponies. The area’s main town, Clifden, has several venues for traditional Irish music.
We travel Sky Road on the Wild Atlantic Way to Kylemore Abbeys & Gardens a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. The current Mother Abbess of the Benedictine Community is Marie Hickey.
The Victorian Walled Garden is an oasis of ordered splendour in the wild Connemara Countryside. Developed along with the Castle in the late 1800s it once boasted 21 heated glass houses and a work force of 40 gardeners. One of the last walled gardens built during the Victorian period in Ireland it was so advanced for the time that it was compared in magnificence with Kew Gardens in London.
Travelling through the beautiful Manturk Mountains to the town of Westport
Overnight Wyatt Hotel Westport
Connemara National Park
Galway, GALWAY, IE
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
, Galway, GALWAY, IE
The Wyatt Hotel
THE WYATT HOTEL
Welcome to our home, in the heart of Westport
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The Wyatt boutique hotel located in the heart of glorious Westport town boasting a renowned welcoming atmosphere popular with visitors and locals alike.
Our bustling property has 63 tastefully decorated rooms, an upmarket Brasserie, a lively traditional Irish Bar, as well as an award winning Restaurant.
All guests can avail of Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Complimentary Access to the 4* Westport Leisure Park and the Wyatt is Westport’s only Dog Friendly Hotel (2 dedicated Dog Friendly Rooms with direct Courtyard access on the lower ground floor). We are delighted to present all guests our Guest Rewards card on check in which entitles guests to a range of discounts and special offers with a range of shops and service providers locally.
The Wyatt Hotel
The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE
TOURING MAYO SLIGO & DONEGAL
Mayo Sligo Donegal
Today we travel along the Wild Atlantic Way travelling through County Mayo with a visit to the the award winning Museum of Country Life all about discovering the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950; a history which older visitors will remember clearly and enjoy reminiscing on. Suitable for all ages, the Museum is a must-see attraction for everyone’s list.
We travel through County Sligo home water sports and golf to seaweed baths and horse riding , the county has so much to offer you whatever your interests may be. From the myths and legends of ancient Ireland to the poetry of Yeats and the music of Colman , Westlife and Dervish, Sligo’s cultural and literary heritage is world famous and still actively celebrated.
Travelling onto County Donegal and an overnight stay
Overnight Harveys Point Hotel
Museum of Country Living
Harvey's Point Hotel
Welcome to Harvey’s Point
What makes a good hotel great?
Is it the large and luxurious bedrooms or is it the award winning cuisine?
Is it the wonderful views of the mountains and the lake or is it the ambience of the place, made special by the wooden paneling, the chandeliers, the artwork and the turf fires?
Of course, it’s all these and Harvey’s Point has them in abundance but most of all it is the people who make the place. Harvey’s Point is a real hotel run by real people, each of whom has a genuine desire to see guests who are happy, relaxed and pampered. From the moment of arrival until we bid you farewell, our Team are at your service to ensure a memorable ‘Harvey’s Point Experience’
Lough Eske, Donegal, DONEGAL, IE
Donegal Genveagh National Park
Today we tour the lovely Glenveagh National Park & Glenveagh Castle a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal.
Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.was built between 1870 and 1873 by Captain John George Adair. It stands within the boundaries of Glenveagh National Park, near both Churchill and Gweedore It is built in the Scottish Baronial style and consists of a four-story rectangular keep, surrounded by a garden, and a backdrop of some 165.4 km² (40,873 acres) of mountains, lakes, glens and woods complete with a herd of red deer. The visitor center has displays that explain the park as well as an audio-visual show.
Glenveagh National Park
County Donegal, IE
Churchill, Letterkenny, DONEGAL, IE
Gweedore Court Hotel
Céad Míle Fáilte
An Chúirt is nestled in the beautiful Donegal countryside on the shore of the Clady River, with the iconic Errigal Mountain as your backdrop, amidst rolling valleys, fresh woodlands and forestry, glistening lakes, deserted sandy beaches and offshore islands.
Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, An Chúirt Hotel is a perfect base to explore our rugged coastlines, charming villages and the outstanding Glenveagh National park.
Residents can avail of beautiful, spacious accommodation, our Earagail Health Club, freshly prepared local cuisine while experiencing unrivaled views. Combining heritage with effortless luxury, An Chúirt Hotel extends a warm Irish welcome to those looking for a special home away from home.
Enjoy dining in our Duck Restaurant and PJD Bar, or simply choose from a wide selection of beverages and unwind overlooking the unspoiled countryside. With many years of experience in luxury hospitality and an emphasis on both comfort and style, An Chúirt Hotel invites you to experience the very best of Donega
NORTHERN COAST & BELFAST
Derry & Giants Causeway
Travelling into Northern Ireland we visit the Walled city of Derry better known as the Hot spot of the Northern There's lots of history to absorb here, from the Siege of Derry to the Battle of the Bogside and Bloody Sunday. A stroll around the 17th-century city walls that encircle the city is a must, as is a tour of the Bogside murals.
We travel along this lovely coastline to the town of Bushmills home of the Worlds oldest distiellery a visit to the famous Giants Causeway
We travel through the Dark Hedges made famous by the Game of Thrones trilogy and overnight in Belfast
Ulster American Folk Museum
Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago.
Wander through the thatched cottages and log cabins and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food.
Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses of things for the kids to do, the Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderfully unique experience.
Rayanne House is a Multi Award Winning 5 Star Guest House and Private Dining Restaurant located minutes from the Belfast City Airport.
Rayanne House dates back to 1883 and offers a boutique feel where history meets the present. The unique property retains stunning period features and offers beautiful views of Belfast.
Run by husband and wife team - Conor and Bernie McClelland and a wonderful team of dedicated staff, Rayanne House offers a unique experience while in the Belfast area with bespoke bedrooms, excellent service and award winning food.
Located 5 miles from Belfast city centre, in Holywood, Co.Down, Rayanne House is just 100 yards from the Holywood Golf club, home of pro golfer Rory McIlroy and 3 miles from Belfast City Airport
BELFAST TO DUBLIN
Befast City & Dublin
After a hearthy breakfast we visit the Titanic Belfast a rich multimedia spectacle standing on the site where the eponymous ill-fated luxury liner was built and first launched. Opened in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s infamous maiden—and only—voyage, Titanic Belfast swiftly became one of Northern Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions. Exhibits chronicle the rise of Belfast as an industrial superpower, re-create the city’s shipyard experience circa the early 1900s, and chart every detail of the construction of the Titanic, from bridge to passenger.
You enjoy a private tour of Belfast with a local guide giving the History and background to the war torn city of the 1960 & 70s
We then travel to Dublin Airport for your last night
Titanic Exhibition Centre
Titanic Exhibition Centre
17 Queens Road, Belfast, GB, BT3 9DU
Dublin Airport Hotel
Relax at one of Dublin Airport Hotels and in the morning take a short Shuttle Bus to your Terminal Building for your onward flight
Hotel Shuttle to Terminal 2
As US customs is now carried out at Dublin Airport you are requested to check in three hours in advance of your scheduled flight
INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS
All accommodation mentioned is subject to availability at time of booking
Full Irish Breakfast is included at all accommodation chose
Lunch,Dinner,Beverages,Entrance Fee's, Gratuity's where applicable