The Northern Portion of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

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.

A panorama of Portnoo Beach in Ireland

Portnoo or Port Nua

We had stopped in Portnoo and were talking to some locals about a nearby hamlet called Maghery that we’d found using the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ app for our drive along the coast.

A panorama of Maghery Beach in Ireland

Maghery Beach

This map shows just the County Donegal portion of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) marked with a thick blue line – the WAW carries on a long ways south and is full of tiny-unheard-of-even-by-locals places.
Donegal 'Wild Atlantic Way' route on a placemat Our first contact with the Wild Atlantic Way signage was on the Inishowen Peninsula, marked with a white zigzag on a blue background. A Wild Atlantic Way road sign on the Inishowen Peninsula in IrelandLots of ‘unnamed’ roads show up on our GPS.
A drive along a narrow road on the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland

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.

Bloody Foreland in Ireland

Bloody Foreland.

A peat truck blocks our way on the road from Maghery, Ireland

Peat trucks.

Windsurfer on Traemore Beach in Ireland

Windsurfers on Traemore Beach.


4 responses to “The Northern Portion of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

  1. That’s so interesting, I was just reading about a coastal town in Northwestern Ireland called Galway a few hours ago. I guess this means I should give it further consideration as a future vacation destination

  2. Pingback: A Drive on the Inishowen Peninsula of Ireland | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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