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Where to Stop on a Road Trip Down Ireland’s Atlantic Coast

Follow the ruggedly beautiful Wild Atlantic Way from Dublin down to Eire’s southern tip

Cruising, winding and zigzagging down the rugged, windswept west coast for 2,500km, from the crest of Northern Ireland to the southernmost tip of Eire, you could easily spend weeks or even months driving the Wild Atlantic Way and still yearn for more time.

But the well-marked route can be explored in bite-size portions, too. From Dublin Airport, it’s around a two-hour drive to Galway, which sits halfway along the route. From there, you can choose which parts to explore.

Here’s our guide to the route’s six distinct regions, from north to south.

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