Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Donegal Bay to Sligo

Mullaghmore Head is the perfect example to display the wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way. On the west, the Atlantic is demonstrating its prowess and on the east a wonderful beach and a picturesque harbour nestle in the protection of the bay. The ferry for the magical island of Inishmurray departs from here. A visit to the old monastery settlement will transport you directly back to long forgotten times.

Now moving on to Yeat’s County – „The Land of Heart’s Desire“ as he once described it. Benbulben, also known as Irelands version of the Table mountain, reigns over the ocean along the coast whereas The Dartry Mountain range is situated away from the coast.

To Sligo‘s west there’s a lovely mystical region with traces of the dim and distant past. The largest and one of Europe’s oldest cemetries of megalithic tombs is to be found here at Carrowmore. The site includes chamber tombs, ring forts, cairns and passage graves.

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Image by Alison Crummy