Nothing wilder in Ireland then the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastal route going up the west coast for 1553 miles featuring some of Ireland finest natural features, including the Cliffs of Moher. I have not driven all the Wild Atlantic way yet, but I can say I have hit a large majority of it, and they are not kidding when they say it’s gorgeous. They travel through counties Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick, Kerry and Cork. Along its route there are exciting cities and towns to visit like Galway, Limerick, and Donegal. The west coast of Ireland is truly the most beautiful part of the country, and no trip to Ireland should not have a part of this on the itinerary.
I spot lighted the Cliffs of Moher because they are one of Irelands number one tourist sites and are truly spectacular. They run for 5 miles reaching a maximum height of 702 ft. Taking a boat trip to see them is a must do, for you really can’t understand the magnitude of them from above. The amount of birds on them also can’t be appreciated from above. Be careful along the top, many people have died falling off them or when sections crumble into the sea. The Aran Islands are off them, and well worth a visit to experience the true Irish culture and language.
These are not Ireland’s tallest cliffs though. The tallest cliffs in Ireland are in Donegal. The Slieve League cliffs reach 1,994 ft out of the sea. Guess what, these are also on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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