Wild West Irish Tours are proud to unveil our new Wild West Atlantic Way Video and Tour, starring 2017 Mayo Rose of Tralee, Sandra Ganley.
We have been bringing “wild westies” to the Wild West of Ireland for years now, and we now present a “best of” tour (along the “Wild Atlantic Way”) of our favorite locations from our four fabulous tours — The Signature Tour, Clare-Connemara, Wild Atlantic Causeway Coast, and our Celtic Pilgrimage.
The Wild West of Ireland
For a brief overview of this 10-day adventure, we begin by meeting you in Dublin, and whisk you away to County Clare, where we combine some of our hidden gems with the iconic Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and the Burren, just to name a few. We spend three days in Clare and parts of Galway, exploring castles, ancient fort ruins, mystical holy wells, cliffs along the Loophead Peninsula, and take in some of the best traditional Irish music in the town of Ennis.
We move north to the rugged and mountainous Connemara, in County Galway and take in the stunning and breathtaking “Twelve Bens.” We have the freedom to explore the quaint fishing villages and sail out on Lough Corrib to explore an ancient island and its relics of the past. The famous Ashford Castle is nestled by the Lough and we will have the option to visit. But it is the “great things in simple places” that we love and we bring you to hidden waterfalls and magical glens. Up we go through County Mayo’s Doon Lough Valley, and the majestic Crough Patrick.
It is on to our home-away-from-home, counties Sligo and Leitrim, where you will experience the Dartry Mountain range, Benbulben, one or two boat excursions (depending on sea conditions) sheepherding demonstrations, and a dramatic re-enactment of the Spanish Armada’s fateful meeting with the local Sligo population! This is the area of our Signature Tour and where we love to show off the “what is seldom is wonderful” aspect of our adventures.
We head up to County Donegal for Slieve League, Inishowen, and lovely villages all the way up to Malin Head. We visit the walled City of Derry and visit the iconic Giant’s Causeway, before we return to Dublin city.
Here are our 2018 Wild West Atlantic Way Tour dates:
- May 1 – May 10
- June 7 – June 16
- July 10 – July 19
- August 14 – August 23
- September 5 – September 14