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 that we’d found using the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ app for our drive along the coast.
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.
Our first contact with the Wild Atlantic Way signage was on the Inishowen Peninsula, marked with a white zigzag on a blue background. Lots of ‘unnamed’ roads show up on our GPS.
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.
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
Galway is on the route and was one of our favourite towns, along with Doolin, Roundstone, the Aran Islands and Kinsale. I’m hoping to write a few of them up in honour of the upcoming Saint Patrick’s day but it’s slow going!
Looking forward to reading about it!
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