Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way book

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland.

Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or visiting from abroad you will find everything you need within this guide. This book’s focus is on the outdoors – on getting out into the fresh air, the wind, the sun and the rain – and experiencing the incredible natural beauty found everywhere along the coast.

The only guidebook dedicated to the Wild Atlantic Way!

This is the Second Edition of the book, published in March 2020, the text has been completely revised updated and over 60% of the photos are new.

  • Detailed information on the west coast’s best sights, from the most famous landmarks to the hidden gems on this awe-inspiring route.
  • Details of dozens of signposted walking trails, from gentle strolls along sandy beaches to tough hikes to the top of some of Ireland’s most iconic mountains.
  • Information about all the official cycling routes along the way and advice on other potential cycles along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Every beach worth visiting along the 2500km is described with directions and coordinates including many hidden away beaches that never get busy.
  • Lots of information on camping and hostels as well as some of the more quirky accommodation along the west coast.
  • The book’s detailed introduction will help you plan your trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, there are suggestions for the essentials things to see as do as well as general information on walking, cycling, kayaking, swimming, surfing and camping.
  • 300 stunning photographs.
  • 24 maps of each section of the route.

I’d recommend this guide for people planning on travelling all or part of the Wild Atlantic Way, those who want to explore their own county, or anyone who needs reminding just how beautiful our coastline is and how much there is to do here.

Clare Herald

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This is by far the best guide I have come across for the WAW. The tips and suggestions in it are so spot-on, it’s like meeting a helpful local who points you in the right direction.

Amazon Reviewer

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ISBN 978-0-9567874-4-6
Author David Flanagan and Richard Creagh
Format Paperback (224pp)
Price €22.50 (shipping to Ireland is FREE, UK + Europe is €5 and worldwide is €10)


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Download/view the Wild Atlantic Way map featuring all the sights mentioned in the book.