How do you tourists find these places? Even the Irish don’t know about them.” a local asked.
“Oh, there’s an app for that,” said Al.
We had stopped in Portnoo and were talking to some locals about a nearby hamlet called Maghery. And we’d found it using the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ app for our drive along the Irish coast.
This map shows just the Donegal portion of the Wild Atlantic Way marked with a thick blue line – the WAW carries on a long ways south and is full of tiny-unheard-of places.
Our first contact with the Wild Atlantic Way was on the Inishowen Peninsula with its road signs marked with blue zigzags. This is the Irish-speaking part of Ireland (darker green on the map) and most of the road signs gave the place names in Gaelic. This caused a few problems with programming the GPS which did not appear to speak Irish. What do you find on this portion of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’?
Narrow, twisty roads following along a spectacular coastline with beaches, rocky cliffs, wild water (and weather) and little hidden harbours.