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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


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.

Written entirely by humans, no AI used! The authors spent years researching this book, it is the fruit of a lifetime of trips and time living on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Printed less than 20km from the Wild Atlantic Way by Walsh Colour Print in Castleisland, County Kerry.

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The original and still the best guidebook 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.

  • We have packed as much detailed information on the west coast’s best sights, from the most famous landmarks to the hidden gems on this awe-inspiring route into the book’s 224 pages.
  • 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. Ideas on places to eat along the route.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates of every location mentioned are included.
  • The authors spent years researching this book and have spent a lifetime living on and visiting the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • This book is 100% written by the authors, no AI tools were used ever. Don’t take this for granted, other recently published books have relied heavily on AI!

Also available as Kindle ebook from Amazon UK.


ISBN 978-0-9567874-7-7
Author David Flanagan and Richard Creagh
Format Paperback, 210x170mm, 224 pages, full colour

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237 reviews with an average of 4.6 on Amazon.co.uk!

“I’d recommend this guide for people planning on traveling 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

“This book is the rare guide book. It is informative and helpful, but it is also very beautiful. It is a must if you intend to explore the West Coast of Ireland.”

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“The minute I saw this book I purchased it. Makes you want to get up from your desk and head West. Super photos, loads of detail.”

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“Received my copy of Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way & I haven’t put it down since it arrived.”

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“This is a book for those who want to properly immerse themselves in the stunning outdoors of the west coast, those who want to end up windswept and salty, saddle-sore and blistered.”

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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.”

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